Windows, views, and health status in hospital therapeutic environments

Verderber, S. & D. Reuman, 1987, Windows, views, and health status in hospital therapeutic environments, in: Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, 4, 1

  • Author : Verderber, S. & D. Reuman
  • Year : 1987
  • Journal/Series : Journal of Architectural and Planning Research
  • Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 1
  • Volume Number (CONSECUTIVE: Counting all Volumes of this Journal ever published) : 4
  • Pages : 120-133
  • Abstract in English : It has been generally assumed that an absence of meaning full contact with the outside environment has a native effect on building occupants. In hospitals, further, it has been held that patients likely respond more negatively than staff. Results of this research indicated that poorly windowed rooms, compared to staff persons more negatively impacted patients. An appropriate perceptual involvement with windows and views may contribute in helping the patient fuse a satisfactory perceptual and cognitive link with the external environment, and is perhaps a potential adjunct to the therapeutic treatment process.
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: environmental psychology, window view, well-being, health, preferences. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research. The paper is not on nature or planting design, but supports understanding of environmental psychological aspect important to planting design and landscaping.