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
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. ..View full abstract
The paper is part of the PhD thesis of the first author which is fully funded by the University of Melbourne, Australia.