Wellness can be approached from a number of angles, from strategic facility planning and architectural medical planning to interior design and nursing operations, according to an article on the D CEO Healthcare website.
Exploring the influence of holistic healthcare facility design and design centered on nature can help healthcare designers better serve the whole person.
One way designers can support a sense of serenity in healthcare spaces is by improving access to nature, creating positive distractions, encouraging social support, and providing a sense of control, the article said.
For instance, the Oklahoma University Medical Center has created access to daylight and positive distraction through specifying floor-to ceiling windows with the additional advantage of locating the bathroom in each patient room.
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