Journal article

Ways to harness the built environment of ambulatory cancer facilities for comprehensive patient support: A review of the literature

Ahmed Sadek, J Willis

International Journal of Nursing Studies | Elsevier | Published : 2019

Abstract

Objective: To review patient experiences of the architectural elements conducive to a supportive or healing-promoting environment in the context of ambulatory oncology care. Design: A comprehensive review of original peer-reviewed qualitative studies conducted to reveal the meaning and significance of patient experience in this context was undertaken. Data sources: Studies were identified through electronic databases including Ovid MEDLINE, CINAHL, PubMed and Embase. No time limit was applied and language was restricted to English. Review methods: The generated records were screened at the titles and abstracts level by the first reviewer, with full text assessment conducted by both authors. ..

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