Environmental Psychology: Creating Comfortable, Caring Spaces
Series: Stress Recess
Description: Have you ever noticed that some environments feel cold and uncomfortable while others feel warm and friendly? Learn about the dynamics of environmental psychology and explore techniques that you can use in healthcare settings and in your home to promote comfort and caring. Discover how simple modifications or enhancements in your home can improve communication with family and friends and provide personal privacy and how contact with nature can reduce stress and improve health. The solution can be as simple as moving a chair or making the most of your views of nature. This webinar is generously illustrated with photos and real life examples, and includes a home checklist to help you apply what you learn to your own home.
Length: One hour
Contact Hours Awarded: 1.0
Successful Completion: Your continuing education certificate will be available to print after you view the entire presentation and complete the online evaluation form.
Program Goals: The goal of this educational activity is to provide nurses with an understanding of environmental psychology and how to use behavioral-spatial mechanisms and nature to reduce stress, improvement communication and support physical and emotional health.
1. Learner will able to list at least 2 behavioral-spatial mechanisms that affect interpersonal communication.
2. Learner will be able to describe how to support personal space in the health care setting and in their home.
3. Learner will be able to summarize research findings related to the impact of nature on physical health.
Accreditation Info: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Rhode Island State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Conflict of Interest: None
Approval Period: Expires: 3/29/2014