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According to the research paper “Shades of Florence Nightingale: Potential Impact of Sound Stress on Wound Healing,” “Noise has long been recognized as an environmental stressor that causes physiological, psychological and behavioral changes in healthy subjects. Environmental noise and its potential effects on healing and recovery are of particular concern to nurses in hospital settings, where increased noise levels and the effect of noise on patients’ sleep and cognitive function have been well. documented in the literature ”(the article was written by DO McCarthy, ME Ouimet and JM Daun for the Holistic practice of nurses in 1991).
Perhaps one of the most significant examples left by the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, is her commitment to patient care. She understood the importance of producing a healing mind and body. When it comes to designing the built environment in a way that promotes healing, the old adage “out of sight, out of mind” rings true because acoustics are too often overlooked. Yet according to the 2018 Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores, noise remains one of the worst scoring categories.
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