When designing a critical care unit, the demands on the architect or designer are highly specialized. It is also now widely recognized that good design can have a hugely positive impact in terms of the recovery of patients and their hospital experience as a whole. Hamilton and Shepley present a thorough and insightful guide to the very best practice in intensive care design, focusing on design that has been proven to be successful and beneficial to both hospital staff and hospital patients. By making the connection between research evidence and design practice, the authors present an holistic approach that outlines the future for successful healthcare design. This title presents clear and proven guidance for this most technical of design tasks. It provides detailed outlines of each element of the critical care unit for a comprehensive reference. It refers throughout to exemplary case studies and the latest research to illustrate the very best in healthcare design methods and practice.