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  • Adam Beswick
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  • Aug 31, 2017
Care by design

Photo by Olu Eletu on Unsplash

Have you ever taken a good look at the physical design of a hospital, doctor’s office, or medical clinic? A new blog from the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation suggests you should.

Student blogger Adam Beswick says the design of a physical space “influences how we feel, express ourselves, and think.” Beyond that, it can help patients’ well being.

“Hospitalized patients who have access to natural light and green spaces achieve better health outcomes, largely attributed to the benefits of these environments on blood pressure, heart activity, muscle tension, and brain electrical activity,” he writes.