This article aims to study methodologically hospital buildings and, in particular, the strategies to design a healing garden, considered, nowadays, a key factor in the healthcare structures, based on the new frontiers of patient-centeredness. Changes in medicine, culture and society have necessarily led to a new formulation of the hospital model, based on a patient-care approach, where outdoor spaces can offer both opportunities for meeting and socializing, and opportunities for distraction, not only for patients and family members, but also for caregivers and medical staff. For a patient, visitor, or member of staff, spending long hours in a hospital can be a stressful experience. Nearby access to natural landscape or a garden can enhance people’s ability to deal with stress and so improve health outcomes. The definition of design guidelines to improve and qualify the healing gardens, enhancing their performance, takes into account the fact that the established requirements of medical protocols must be accompanied by those new requirements related to the patient-centerdness. The research of this article attempts, therefore, to explore the use of technology to formulate strategies to design a healing garden, improving, in this way, the overall quality of life in the healthcare structures and promoting the users’ well-being.

Patient-Centered Care Approach: Strategies for Healing Gardens

Michele, Di Sivo
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Claudia Balducci
2019

Abstract

This article aims to study methodologically hospital buildings and, in particular, the strategies to design a healing garden, considered, nowadays, a key factor in the healthcare structures, based on the new frontiers of patient-centeredness. Changes in medicine, culture and society have necessarily led to a new formulation of the hospital model, based on a patient-care approach, where outdoor spaces can offer both opportunities for meeting and socializing, and opportunities for distraction, not only for patients and family members, but also for caregivers and medical staff. For a patient, visitor, or member of staff, spending long hours in a hospital can be a stressful experience. Nearby access to natural landscape or a garden can enhance people’s ability to deal with stress and so improve health outcomes. The definition of design guidelines to improve and qualify the healing gardens, enhancing their performance, takes into account the fact that the established requirements of medical protocols must be accompanied by those new requirements related to the patient-centerdness. The research of this article attempts, therefore, to explore the use of technology to formulate strategies to design a healing garden, improving, in this way, the overall quality of life in the healthcare structures and promoting the users’ well-being.
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