Praise for Design Details for Health
"Cynthia Leibrock and Debra Harris have developed a vitally
important reference. They draw upon and compile a rich source of
evidence that supports the application of specific research-based
details for particular health-related settings."--From the Foreword
by Dr. Wayne Ruga, AIA, FIIDA, Hon. FASID
The revised edition on implementing design details to improve
today's health care facilities--an inspiring, comprehensive
In this significantly revised second edition, Cynthia Leibrock
and Debra Harris offer up-to-date information on design details
that can improve patient outcomes and user experience by returning
authority to the patient, along with fascinating case studies and
research demonstrating the positive role design can play in
reducing health care costs. Design Details for Health, Second
Edition offers contemporary examples showing how design can improve
patient comfort and independence, and demonstrates how to design
highly functional health care facilities that operate at peak
performance. The book addresses a range of health care facility
types including hospitals, ambulatory care, wellness centers,
subacute care and rehabilitation, adult day care and respite,
assisted living, hospice, dementia care, and aging in place. This
Second Edition includes:
The latest research, which was only anecdotal in nature as
recently as a decade ago, illustrating how design through evidence
produces measurable outcomes
Real-world case studies of a range of excellent health care
facilities that have been designed and built in the twenty-first
Updated contributions with leading practitioners, researchers,
and providers conveying how design has a positive impact on health
When design empowers rather than disables, everybody wins.
Sensitive to the needs of both patients and providers, Design
Details for Health, Second Edition is essential reading for today's
architects, interior designers, facility managers, and health care
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