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Beatles or Beethoven?

The question of whether or not to incorporate music has come up in almost every healthcare design project, and more often than not, it is dropped because of polarized positions for and against, and no particular understanding of whether there …

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What Now?

In our lives and in our businesses, we hope to feel confident that we’re moving forward, that we’re on track. But what is at the end of this track? How do we know this is the right one for the …

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An Unacceptable Risk

Modern medical science has taken on numerous diseases and health risks in the last century, from polio to smoking to HIV/AIDS, and we in the U.S. typically assume that no problem is too great if we apply ourselves to it …

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Person-Centered Care

The terms Patient-Centered Care and Person-Centered Care have been used a great deal in recent years to describe a fundamental shift away from care based on the needs of the provider. I’ve seen many definitions of these terms along the …

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After the Cure

Our healthcare system is filled with caring, committed professionals. If we are honest, however, we all must realize that there are shortcomings…places we could have done or could do better, whether that is in how care is delivered, how spaces …

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