Design therapy can be identified as a process through which a plan or a systematic way of performing activities can be restructured to suit a person’s style. It is necessary to do this because people being exposed to new environments, such as patients, need to be accustomed to them so that they do not get uncomfortable when doing what they are supposed to do. This article tends to explain why design therapy is necessary to help in treating patients.
How Design Therapy works.
It is important to note that patients usually fear going to hospitals because of the dull atmosphere there. This atmosphere determines the mood which different patients will have. Grief or sadness accounts as the most common mood in hospitals. In order to change this mood, certain aspects of the hospital need to be changed such as the structure and organisation of the hospital’s rooms. For example, it has been scientifically proven that different colours can be determinants of different moods.
Bright colours can be used on hospital walls to liven people up hence inspiring a speedy recovery. Inclusion of social rooms can prove to be effective because interaction among patients can encourage each of themselves to overcome their fears and grief when in the doctor’s presence or not.
Another aspect that must be considered in design therapy is security. Patients need to feel secure inside the hospital hence the security system needs to be customized in such a way that all patients can feel comfortable in the presence of security officials.
As explained above, design therapy is useful in treating patients because it impacts positive attitudes in them. This attitude is the key to their recovery because it all starts with the mind. Once the mind is healthy, the body will follow suit.
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