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Caring for the Caregiver: Restorative Emergency Department Design to Support Staff Self-care in Coping with Job-related Stress

Job-related stress is at an all-time high among healthcare providers in the US. Due to exposure to overwhelming work stressors, approximately half of emergency department (ED) physicians and nurses experience burnout which leads to lower productivity, lower quality of care, higher risk of medical errors, higher rates of absenteeism and eventually turnover. Our research team identified… Continue reading Caring for the Caregiver: Restorative Emergency Department Design to Support Staff Self-care in Coping with Job-related Stress

Dr. Shabboo Valipoor

Under Duress: Leveraging Design to Foster Mindfulness in High Stress Emergency Departments

The high levels of stress and mental exhaustion caused by today’s technology-rich work climate has led to a spike in burnout among US workers, especially healthcare professionals due to the demanding nature of their job. To help people function at higher levels, some companies have embraced mindfulness.  Dr. Shabboo Valipoor has received funding from The American Society of Interior… Continue reading Under Duress: Leveraging Design to Foster Mindfulness in High Stress Emergency Departments

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More than they bargainED for: Responsive design to address violence against healthcare professionals in the emergency department setting

UF’s Department of Interior Design Receives Grant from the Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation The University of Florida’s Department of Interior Design in the College of Design, Construction and Planning was awarded a $30,000 research grant by the Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation to investigate how the design of emergency departments might reduce… Continue reading More than they bargainED for: Responsive design to address violence against healthcare professionals in the emergency department setting

Can Design Thinking Break the Status Quo in Healthcare Design?

Can Design Thinking Break the Status Quo in Healthcare Design?

Interior Design held a workshop at the 2020 Dorothy M. Smith Nursing Leadership Conference at the Reitz Union. This year’s topic was Leadership By Design. The session was to open the minds of healthcare workers and students to the usage of space, not only for practical purposes, but also to help reduce stress on patients,… Continue reading Can Design Thinking Break the Status Quo in Healthcare Design?

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Congratulations! ASID Transform grant project wins award

Dr. Portillo & Dr. Park accept the award EDRA CORE Award Winner: “Mixed-use Learning Zones for Millennials: A Typology for Bridging Learning from the Academe to the Profession” – Merit Status (highest level of recognition): Meg Portillo and Nam-Kyu Park, representing the Engage Design Lab team, accepted the CORE award at the EDRA49 conference: EDRA announced… Continue reading Congratulations! ASID Transform grant project wins award

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