healing environment

Published: 18 November 2017| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/yx9pszh6wg.1
elham emami


Purpose: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of nature on positive distractibility in hospitalized patients with a focus on their mental dimension. Method: In this study a qualitative approach was applied. First, a particular hospital was chosen. The criteria for choosing the hospital were different perspectives that the hospital provided for patients by both natural and non-natural spaces. Then, some questionnaires were distributed among the patients that contain items about their anxiety and pain. Results: The findings of the study indicated that the admitted patients viewing the natural scenery were more satisfied than the admitted patients viewing non-natural scenes. Conclusion: This satisfaction is rooted in human nature, and individual differences have no effect on it, so using this healing power of nature leads to positive distraction.



Health Sciences