Covid-19 Update

11/8/2020 9:30 – 10:30 AM

Track:Clinical Perspectives


Kathy Okland

Healthcare Design Consultant

Linda Knodel

Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive National Nursing Strategy and Leadership

Kaiser Permanente

Adeleh Nejati

Healthcare Planner and Researcher


Session Description

Nurses are essential to the healthcare industry, and maintaining the quality of nursing care is one of the central concerns of today’s healthcare leaders. This session will present empirical evidence from recent research on health-promoting respite programs and spaces from nurse leaders’ perspectives. The study findings identify gaps and generate new design solutions to improve well-being and remedy burnout. Through the lens of Kaiser Permanente System’s chief nurse executive, a nurse consultant, and an architect/researcher, discover ways to design and foster the conditions to support nurse satisfaction, performance, and, ultimately, improved outcomes for patients and healthcare organizations.