Focus: Patient Satisfaction/Experience

Biophilic design can impact wellness

December 9, 2019

Healthcare facilities that use biophilic design features — such as a circadian lighting system — can improve patient outcomes and reduce staff stress, according to an article on the Facility Executive website.

By making simple choices like using more natural building materials or installing a circadian lighting system, healthcare designers can make hospitals into more comforting environments.

Using natural construction materials like wood or granite with texture and grain that people can see and touch can help reduce stress and improve well-being.

Plant life, visual and auditory connections to moving water, and other sensory stimuli that provide direct environmental links can also boost health benefits.

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