Journal article

A Framework for Designing Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation Facilities: A New Approach Using Interdisciplinary Value-Focused Thinking

Ruby Lipson-Smith, Leonid Churilov, Clare Newton, Heidi Zeeman, Julie Bernhardt

HERD-HEALTH ENVIRONMENTS RESEARCH & DESIGN JOURNAL | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIM: To use Value-Focused Thinking to investigate what is important in the design of inpatient stroke rehabilitation facility buildings. BACKGROUND: Many stroke patients require inpatient rehabilitation in a dedicated facility. Rehabilitation facilities are healthcare spaces, but they are also learning spaces where patients practice targeted tasks to acquire new skills and to reacquire skills and abilities that were compromised as a result of their stroke. There is currently no consensus regarding how the design of inpatient rehabilitation facilities could be optimized for patients' learning. METHOD: We used Value-Focused Thinking to develop a framework of what interdisciplinary experts cons..

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