publication . Conference object . 2011

Designing an adaptive salutogenic care environment

Dalton, Cathy; Harrison, Jim D.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2011
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
Humans are profoundly affected by the surroundings which they inhabit. Environmental psychologists have produced numerous credible theories describing optimal human environments, based on the concept of congruence or “fit” (1, 2). Lack of person/environment fit can lead to stress-related illness and lack of psychosocial well-being (3). Conversely, appropriately designed environments can promote wellness (4) or “salutogenesis” (5). Increasingly, research in the area of Evidence-Based Design, largely concentrated in the area of healthcare architecture, has tended to bear out these theories (6). Patients and long-term care residents, because of injury, illness or p...
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free text keywords: Environmental psychology, Evidence-based design, Salutogenesis, Healthcare architecture, MyRoom
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