Provisions and Accessibility of Natural Environment in Paediatric Wards
Keywords:Paediatric community, natural environment, healing process, length of stay
The provisions and accessibility of natural environment in Malaysian public paediatric wards in the Klang Valley were analysed further, based on data obtained in earlier studies pertaining to the general status and physical design trend of those wards. Data collected were based on personal observations, questionnaires, interviews and documentations, which involved eight paediatric wards located in both urban and non-urban areas. Findings revealed patients were less satisfied with the provisions and accessibility provided. While those negative feelings could impact upon their healing process, hence upon their Length of Stay (LOS), however, such correlation could not be determined in the present study.
Keywords: Paediatric community; natural environment; healing process; length of stayeISSN 2398-4295 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia