Sunlight, nature soothing in a healthcare setting

May 7, 2019

Early research demonstrated that patients in hospital rooms with windows overlooking natural areas left the hospital faster and with less pain medication, according to an article on the Daily Herald website.

Research also has shown that hospital rooms designed with healing in mind result in a shorter hospital stay.

Market forces has often inspired better healthcare design, but improved design is also improving overall patient health.

The look and feel of a space can affect mood by triggering the release of either feel-good molecules such as dopamine and endorphins or stress molecules like cortisol.

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