This week on Thursday, March 19th at 12pm EST/9am PST, you can join this free webinar with NBBJ’s @Tammy Felker! This webinar is courtesy of the NIHD, the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design. Tammy will be discussing the key principles for designing therapeutic and humane behavioral health environments. During this time when most of us are having to take advantage of working virtually – this is a great opportunity to take advantage of this free webinar to learn from and support our NBBJ family.
More about this webinar: Behavioral health facilities have historically elevated the need for safety above the comfort of patients. Yet research shows that a calming, homelike setting with access to nature and views decreases stress and agitation and helps patients regulate emotions. This presentation will discuss principles to use that balance patient and safety needs when creating more therapeutic environments. It will include a high-level overview of how the approach to behavioral health facilities has evolved over time, as well as current research, design principles to create more humane and therapeutic environments, and resources for managing safety in this specialized patient care space.