Nature as Environmental Design

By Susan E. Mazer, Ph.D.

Nature as Environmental Design

Published by Healing HealthCare Systems, 2014

Although the benefits of nature imagery with accompanying music have yet to be studied significantly, there is ample research to point to the effectiveness of music and nature separately — as well as in combination. This paper explores the use of nature as environmental design to create a positive distraction, providing therapeutic benefits, as well as helping to mask other distracting sounds in the hospital environment.

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