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Is it possible to feel at home in a patient room in an intensive care unit? Reflections on environmental aspects in technology dense environments: Is it possible to feel at home in a patient room in an intensive care unit?
Chalmers tekniska Högskola. (Vårdande i högteknologiska miljöer)
University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare. (Vårdande i högteknologiska miljöer)
University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare. (Vårdande i högteknologiska miljöer)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0047-9723
2019 (English)In: Nursing Inquiry, ISSN 1320-7881, E-ISSN 1440-1800Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Sustainable development
According to the author(s), the content of this publication falls within the area of sustainable development.
Abstract [en]

This paper focuses on the patient’s perspective and the philosophical underpinnings that support what might be considered optimal for the future design of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patient room. It also addresses the question of whether the aspects that support at-homeness are applicable to ICU patient rooms. The concept of ‘at-homeness’ in ICUs is strongly related to privacy and control of space and territory. This study investigates whether the sense of at-homeness can be created in an ICU, when one or more patients share a room. From an interdisciplinary perspective, we critically reflect on various aspects associated with conflicts surrounding the use of ICU patient rooms. Thus, from an architectural and a caring perspective, the significance of space and personal territory in ICU patient rooms is emphasized. Recommendations for further research are suggested. In conclusion, privacy and control are deemed to be essential factors in the stimulation of recovery processes and the promotion of wellbeing in situations involving severe illness or life-threatening conditions.

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London: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Inc., 2019.
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ICU, patient room, at-homeness, space and place, control, work environment
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Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-21052OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-21052DiVA, id: diva2:1317140
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Swedish Research Council, 521-2013-969Available from: 2019-05-21 Created: 2019-05-21 Last updated: 2019-05-28

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