Derek Selke Set to Speak at the SCUP North Central Regional Conference
Healthcare Design Conference + Expo is the industry’s ultimate networking, education, and product-sourcing event. Learn about the latest research and strategies in healthcare design, and discover innovative products that support the thoughtful design of hospital and clinic environments. Leave with new connections, new ideas for current and future projects, and earn AIA, IDCEC, EDAC, and nursing LUs to meet your continuing education goals.
Preview the session featuring BSA below.
Health Versus Safety? Evidence-Based Design for Behavioral and Mental Health
Sunday, November 5, 2:00-3:00 PM
Speakers: Derek Selke, AIA, ACHA, Principal, BSA; Addie Abushousheh, PhD., EDAC, Assoc. AIA, Research Associate, The Center for Health Design; Melissa Piakowksi, M.S., EDAC, Research Associate, The Center for Health Design
Two goals (sometimes complimentary and other times competing) are at the center of current behavioral and mental healthcare models: safety and healing. While safety is always a driver, we shouldn’t lose a strong emphasis on healing for this specialized care. This session explores the objectives of safety, efficiency, satisfaction, and high-quality care in relation to designing behavioral and mental healthcare environments. The researcher and designer presentation team will share specific insights, reflections, suggestions, and strategies for designing settings that are both anticipatory and responsive to the needs of behavioral and mental health patients, their companions, and personnel.