External Environment

Building healing spaces:
Healing spaces are designed to optimize and improve the quality of care, outcomes and experiences of patients and staff. Design components that foster wellness and recovery include evidence-based architectural design; color choices; and access to nature, music, art and light.

Fostering ecological sustainability:
Organizations and individuals can foster ecological sustainability by reducing their carbon footprint and supporting the health of the planet. Ecological sustainable operations consider energy utilization, chemical impact, and resource intensity in all decisions and replace products or processes with more ecologically friendly, less harmful and cruelty-free alternatives.

Internal    |    Interpersonal    |    Behavioral    |       External 

Publications Fostering Ecological Sustainability. S. Ananth, J. Kreisberg. Explore: Journal of Science and Healing, September/October 2011
Kaiser Permanente’s Total Health Environment. S. Ananth. Explore: Journal of Science and Healing, July/August 2010. 

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