Nursing and Health  

Nursing and Health is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes original and high-quality research papers in all areas of nursing and health. As an important academic exchange platform, scientists and researchers can know the most up-to-date academic trends and seek valuable primary sources for reference.

ISSN: 2332-2217 (Print)

ISSN: 2332-2225 (Online)

Contact Us: or


Call for Special Issues

ICU Design in Asia According to ADA and ABA1

The aim of the special issue would be to reach more EBD based scientist to gather on one platform of Horizon publication. The main goal is treating with healing design through EBD (evidence based design) and our perception and objective includes quality of health design and enhances the patient experience that now has ability to control his choice of environment.

ICU is designed on different determinants which affected the healthcare architecture of the patient, patient recovery rate, infection rate, medical error, patient fall rate, patient satisfaction, length of patients stay, staff turnover rate. The aim of the special issue is to invite all the leading companies to participate for the research on the horizon platform.

The special issue aims to investigate the case studies of the ICU design for plan types, for investigation of the nurse station location, the layout design for the typology may be analyses on the new software e.g. space syntax program so that state of the art research could be achieved. There is a vacuum in the field of the Nurse Station location and ICU special composition. Since Evidence-Based Design (EBD) is the deliberately attempting to base ICU layout building decisions on the best available evidence with the goal of achieving the best possible outcomes2. The hospitals in Korea should have increased of number of single room accommodation. The question suggested here is if typical ICUs is suggested to be to larger bed spaces = 20 meter square. ICUs may have 10-20% single rooms.

A healing environment is the result of a design that has demonstrated measurable improvements in the physical and/or psychological states of patients and/or staff, physicians, and visitors. A healing environment is a complementary treatment modality that makes a therapeutic contribution to the course of care. Hence the special issue would like to invite papers for ICU design based on healing environment.
1Americans with Disabilities Act and Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines
2Definition of ‘EBD (Evidence-Based Design)’ (Roger Urlich)
Subjects Coverage

Topics appropriate to this special issue include, but are not limited to:
• The law in the hospital design
1) Americans with Disabilities Act
2) Architectural Barriers Act
3) Accessibility Guidelines

• Design analyze decentralize or centralized planning, for the nursing station and ICU head wall
• Measure the evidence based design on the healing effects of ICU typology
• Suggest a futuristic approach towards recent future for the betterment of ICU design in Asia and USA
• Include the pros and cons and positive criticism for Single or Multi bedroom
• Analyze the case studies of Korean and USA based health facilities
1) Functionalism
2) Technology
3) Healing Environment
4) Evidence – Based Design
5) Unstainable Design
6) Multi Disciplinary Approach
7) Functional Structure of ICU

•  I.H.S. (Intelligent Hospital System)
1) Integration of I.B.S. and Medical IT System
2) CRM (Clinical Record Management): EMR, OCS, PACS, MIS

•  U-Health
1) Telemedicine, e-ICU
2) Web Cameras in NICU
3) Mobile Solutions
Lead Guest Editor

Javeria Shaikh
Hanyang University ERICA Campus
Guest Editors

Dr. Natalia Lushnikova
Department of Architectural Design, Construction and Graphics,
National University of Water Management and Nature Resources Use
Prof. JaeSeung Park
School of Architecture,
Hanyang University ERICA Campus
Submission Deadline: December 2013
Review Results: 15 days after receiving paper
Deadline for Revision: One month
Notification of Final Decision: 10 days after submission
Approximate Publication Date: February 2014
Please contact the editor at for further information and discussion.