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Key Design Issues

In this article, we'll recall the Key Design Issues that support patient-centered hospital campuses.
Key Dementia Friendly Design Issues relevant to hospital settings

As discussed in week 1 and 2, a set of key guiding dementia-friendly design Issues relevant to the hospital setting underpin these guidelines.

These include 7 key design issues set out below:

  • Engagement and participation
  • Provide a people-centred environment
  • Support patient safety, health and well-being
  • Balance sensory stimulation
  • Support orientation and navigation
  • Adequate space to support the needs of a person with dementia
  • Appropriate use of technology.

These Key Design Issues are relevant across all different key spatial scales of the hospital including the spatial scales and areas discussed this week.

Having spent the last two weeks considering a wide range of dementia inclusive design issues and looking at various spaces, do you think there is anything else that could go into the Key design issues? Or would you suggest any changes?

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Dementia Inclusive Hospitals from a Universal Design Approach

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