Book Chapter

Translating translational research on space design from the health sector to higher education: Lessons learnt and challenges revealed

RA Ellis, K Fisher

Place-Based Spaces for Networked Learning | Published : 2016


This chapter discusses the experience of the health sector over the last decade or so, focusing on the way the translational research agenda has expanded from evidence-based (EB) medicine to evidence-based healthcare space design (EBD). The issues and trends considered in the chapter generally apply at the level of a whole sector, whether health or higher education, though we draw attention to exceptions where necessary. Healthcare space research has looked at the relationship between the qualities of the built environment, organizational management practices such as human relations (HR) management, and the performance outcomes of healthcare workers. Some approaches to telemedicine design in..

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