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Designed For Healing

Designed nform nhealing Color, light, design and layout affect patient health and well-being. An effective hospital design has measureable effects on comfort and healing. THIS IS NOT A NEW CONCEPT. The ancient Chinese discipline of feng shui studied this for centuries. It's no surprise that the modern field of healthcare interior design is growing! Designing a hospital/healing environment involves more than just design. The end result desired is always a beautiful, restful, and pleasing facility. But before this can be achieved, several specific factors must be addressed. This includes: CEMENT Space arrangement Building materials Features When chosen correctly, design materials can assist in maintaining a clean and safe hospital environment. LIGHT AND COLOR CHOICES CAN SERUE AS ASSISTIUE DEVICES. The American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID) AAHID THIS ORGANIZATION HAS A SPECIAL CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR HEALTH FACILITY DESIGN. > You may also be surprised by some of the factors their designers must consider. Extra-durable uwalls. Matte finishes to reduce glare (which can be stressful to patients). Seam-free surfaces. Antibacterial carpets and upholstery. Contrast of colors/light to assist aging patients with compromised vision. Specific scale concerns for patients of various sizes. WHEN MATERIALS ARE LOW ON DESIGN AND HIGH ON FUNCTIONALITY. Some design elements MORE SPECIAL TOUCHES can even touch on the psychological aspect of healing. HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES. Nature-based design can reduce the length of a patient's hospital stay as well as reduce the need for pain medication. Soundproof materials can manage noise for a quieter and more restful space. Private rooms provide patients and their loved ones with adequate space to feel comfortable. "Art carts" allow patients to choose the pictures they'd like ta have on their walls! Soliant Health Source:

Designed For Healing

shared by archaznable01 on Feb 19
The concept of color, light, design, and layout having an actual effect on patient health and well-being is not a new one. It dates back to the ancient Chinese discipline of feng shui, which studies h...


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