Think of it as mindfulness on-the-go. There are now dozens of phone apps available that offer meditation tips, breathing and mindfulness techniques and even guided meditation modules. These “serenity on screen” apps offer features such as pre-recorded ocean sounds and a soothing, narrative voice to guide users through meditation.
Encouraging patients to stay active during healing is a hallmark of a wellness-driven care model. But is your facility designed to promote activity? Healthcare Design Magazine explores an often-overlooked design opportunity in healthcare buildings: the stairwell. Learn how an inviting, light-filled stairwell can benefit patients in ways that go beyond functional.
An alternative learning environment needs a facility that can meet unique demands. Phoenix High School in Kennewick, WA did just that, with students and staff working in an open-plan space that encourages collaborative learning. Learn how this project-based, alternative-track learning environment outfitted their facility to perfectly suit their needs.
Bogged down by clutter? Turns out, a cramped workspace directly correlate to stress. The same goes for posture and the amount of physical – and mental – breathing room you allot for yourself. The good news? You can combat stressful factors with a list of science-backed tips. Who knew it was as simple as sitting up straighter?
The use of art to positively impact patient outcomes is nothing new. However, The National Endowment for the Arts and the Society for Arts In Healthcare have taken arts initiatives one step further to further improve the healing process in hospitals, nursing homes, senior centers, hospices, and other entities within the medical community.