Berg, A.E. van den, 2005, Health impacts of healing environments: a review of evidence for benefits of nature, daylight, fresh air, and quiet in healthcare settings, The Architecture of Hospitals, University Groningen
- Author : Berg, A.E. van den
- Year : 2005
- Pages : 95
- Publisher : The Architecture of Hospitals, University Groningen
- Abstract in English : The aim of this review is to provide a systematic overview of clinical and other evidence for the health benefits of nature and natural elements as components of healing environments. Four key features were selected that have been topic of extensive research inside and outside clinical settings: nature daylight, fresh air and ‘quiet’ (or absence of noise. Chapter 2 first provides a brief historical overview to illustrate the importance of nature and natural elements in the design of hospitals as healing environments. Chapter 3 discusses previous reviews of evidence for the health benefits of healing environments. Chapter 4 provides the details of the current review. Chapter 5 and 6 constitute the core of this review: these chapters discuss the evidence for the health benefits of nature (view of nature, gardens, and indoor plants) and natural elements. The outcomes and implications of the review are summarized in chapter 7, along with a discussion of issues that need to be addressed in the future research.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: health, healing, nature, daylight, fresh air, quiet, design, gardens, indoor plants. todown laod from: http://www.agnesvandenberg.nl/fearfascination.pdf