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Using lighting to manage anxiety, depression, and promote healing in healthcare settings

As the healthcare industry continues to shift focus from simply caring for the sick to a more holistic approach of total health management, and as mounting evidence surfaces that anxiety and depression are more prevalent in the general population, it’s becoming increasingly critical for hospitals to find ways to reduce stress and anxiety throughout all areas of a facility.

For facility managers and healthcare designers, it means striving to build care environments for patients and healthcare workers that positively impact mental health. Interestingly, lighting is one of the more powerful tools that designers and engineers are utilizing to meet these challenges.

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