The Lancet features Architectural Design and Health!
“During my medical residency, I realized how much burnout affected us as trainees on the front lines of care. In particular, I noticed that much of that difficulty was tied to the areas in which we worked—constant noise, poor lighting, and lack of daylight. Space design made patient care challenging at times, too; for example, not being able to access the correct side of my patient to perform the physical exam as I had been taught. I often considered that the built environment could improve care delivery with more collaboration amongst designers and clinicians.”— Diana Anderson
The disciplines of public and environmental health have long recognised the impact of the built environment on health. Yet clinicians have limited opportunity to engage with architects and design professionals, and the impact of health-care design is largely absent from health policy discussions. However, this is beginning to change.
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