Posted by nadine on March 11, 2004 at 21:31:32:
In Reply to: hospitals posted by Jenny on March 11, 2004 at 05:21:01:
I think people would heal much faster if hospitals were far less functional looking and clinical.
Not that long ago, in England, someone did a study on the quality of life for terminally ill people. They found that those who were hospitalised suffered depression and stronger ill health symptons, than those who lived in more personal and comfortable surroundings.
Clearly you have to balance hygiene and practicality with comfort and a more informal environment buut I would think that most people, if asked, would like hospital to resemble some familar connection to their home environment.
A good example of this statement is why so many mothers to be are choosing home births.
I also think that children and teachers would be much more productive if schools resembled less about education and more about colour and fun while learning.
Just my humble opinion of course :)
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