Reducing healthcare worker stress with environmental changes

July 22, 2020

There are a number of environmental changes that can be implemented in healthcare facilities that can support employee resilience, according to an article on the Occupational Health and Safety website.

Focusing on small breaks and respite spaces can help with stress.

When caregivers take breaks, the environment needs to encourage decompression, support and restoration.

Put plants or flowers in the room, stress natural light and hang art or wall graphics. You can include books and magazines in the room or provide a radio, the article said.

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