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Designing healing environments: A literature review on the benefits of healing gardens for children in healthcare facilities and the urgent need for policy implementation

Author(s): Din, S. K.-J., Russo, A., Liversedge, J.
Numerous studies have shown the benefits of nature in healthcare environments. Healing gardens have been of particular interest in healthcare design, but research on these settings tends to focus on outcomes for older adults. Healing gardens may support positive outcomes for children as well, including physical, mental, and emotional health.
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Added May 2023

The effect of loudness on spatial knowledge acquisition in a virtual outpatient polyclinic

Author(s): Dalirnaghadeh, D., Yilmazer, S.
Added February 2023

Sound environment of bedrooms in typical long-term care facilities in China

Author(s): Xie, M., Deng, Z.
Added February 2023

A qualitative approach to explore audio-visual interaction in a hospital environment

Author(s): Yilmazer, S., Uğurlu, Z.
Added February 2023

Noise in cesarean deliveries: A comprehensive analysis of noise environments in the labor and delivery operating room and evaluation of a visual alarm noise abatement program

Author(s): Whitham, M. D., Casali, J. G., Smith, G. K., Allihien, A. L., Wright, B. W., Barter, S. M., Urban, A. R., Dudley, D. J., Fuller, R. R.
Added February 2023

Improving ambulatory surgery environments: The effects on patient preoperative anxiety, perception, and noise

Author(s): Quan, X.
Added February 2023

Coping and caregiving: Leveraging environmental design to moderate stress among healthcare workers in the emergency department setting

Author(s): Bosch, S. J., Valipoor, S., Alakshendra, A., De Portu, G., Mohammadigorji, S., Rittenbacher, D., Black, K., Calienes, E.
Research demonstrates that healthcare work is demanding and emergency departments (EDs) are known to be particularly stressful. There is a lack of information about relationships between the built environment and the behaviors clinicians use to cope with work-related stress.
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Added February 2023

Sound Control for Improved Outcomes in Healthcare Settings

Author(s): Joseph, A., Ulrich, R. S.
Added December 2022

The Role of the Physical Environment in the Hospital of the 21st Century: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

Author(s): Ulrich, R. S., Zimring, C., Quan, X., Joseph, A., Choudhary, R.
Added December 2022

Noise exposure and quality of life among nurses

Author(s): McCullagh, M. C., Xu, J., Dickson, V. V., Tan, A., Lusk, S. L.
Research shows that the effects of high-noise environments extend beyond hearing damage. Excessive noise levels can negatively impact cardiovascular health, mental health, sleep, and lead to tinnitus. Healthcare work environments are inherently noisy due to paging systems, telephones, monitor alarms, treatment equipment, and ice machines.
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Added November 2022