Bringing integrated healthcare into the inpatient environment is essential to help keep safe the 20% of all adults who are currently on a mental health medication. The Joint Commission has reported that 25% of inpatient suicides do not occur on psychiatric units. Designing for suicide resistance must be extended to all inpatient rooms and toilets.
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FGI_CommonMistakesPsychiatricHospitals_1505This white paper was originally published by the American Institute of Architects in their Academy of Architecture for Health Journal in 2009. We continue to be asked to help hospitals with newly constructed facilities correct the mistakes that were designed into their buildings. This UPDATE provides insights into the current best practices in Psychiatric Hospital […]
Preliminary meetings involving architects, psychiatric hospital management, and unit staff members often result in decisions that crystallize into critical details of facility design very early in the planning process. These can be very difficult, if not impossible, to change later on. During these sessions, it is not unusual for psychiatric hospital staff to state any […]
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Behavioral Healthcare recently presented top experts with a design challenge, asking for advice on what facility upgrades they might prioritize if they had a budget of only $50,000. While it’s easy to make improvements with $1 million in hand, not all centers have that luxury.
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The term “Integrated Care” is being used a lot these days, but little is being said about the physical environment in which this will take place. Perhaps we need to start defining what Integrated Healthcare Design will be developed. Healthcare Design Magazine: November 2014
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