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Healing Environment

Research provides evidence that the physical environment is linked to increase effectiveness in delivering care.


“The arts create safer, more supportive and functional environments in healthcare facilities. From architectural design to art on the walls, from access to natural lighting to the inclusion of nature through landscape and healing gardens, the physical environment has a significant impact on reducing patient and caregiver stress, improving health outcomes, enhancing patient safety and overall quality of care, and reducing costs.

The physical environment also plays an important role in improving the health and safety for staff, increasing effectiveness in providing care, reducing errors, and improving job satisfaction.”   The State of the Field Report  © 2009 Society for the Arts in Healthcare

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