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Spatial Organisation

‘The restorative environment should be inviting, well-balanced with aesthetic beauty.’
– Psychosocially Supportive Design: A Salutogenic Approach to the Design of the Physical Environment Prof. Alan Dilani, Ph.D.

‘Recent studies have shown that excessive noise, glare, and poor air quality can create stress as is evidenced by increased heart rate and blood pressure and reduced oxygen levels in the blood.’
– Blomkvist V, Ericksen CA, Theorell T, Ulrich R, Rasmanis G. Acoustics and psychosocial environment in intensive coronary care. Occ Environ Med. 2005;62(3):e1.

‘There is now widespread consensus that a hospital’s physical environment can have a big effect on patient outcomes and recovery times.
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‘Giving patients a sense of control can significantly decrease stress.
– Terri Zborowsky, R.N., Ph.D., and Mary Jo Kreitzer, Ph.D., R.N. for Minnesota Medicine. 2008