Researchers in England report that smelling rosemary oil increases alertness and improves long-term memory. Their work also confirms previous research findings that the scent of lavender is relaxing.
Designers creating environments where individuals need to sleep soundly, such as hospital patient rooms or on-call physicians’ rooms, can improve the quality of sleep by scenting them with jasmine.
When should evidence-based design influence healthcare projects?
How can the physical environment change doctor-patient communication? How should amublatory care facilities be designed?
The most recent issue of NeuroRehabilitation focuses on important factors to consider when designing homes for people with neurodisability
New research, conducted by scientists at the University of Montreal, confirms the importance of using artwork incorporating pleasant images in healthcare settings.
Researchers from Steelcase and the Mayo Clinic have recently completed a research project indicating the importance of the design of the physical environments in which patients and physicians interact.
Being exposed to lots of light at night is depressing, at least if you’re a mouse
Deborah Burnett, writing on the Healthcare Design blog, encourages other healthcare designers to include sound systems in all of the environments they develop because research evidence now very clearly indicates the value of having patients listen to music.
What difference can a photo of a loved-one make?