Subjective Factors of the Hospital Environment and Their Influence on Psychological Well-being of Patients

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Abstract

The article is devoted to the study of the relationship between man and the space around him, namely between the patient and hospital environment. The article gives a little insight into the history of the issue. The study held in a number of hospitals explored the influence of hospital environment on the psychological state of patients and their recovery, as well as the searching of behavior patterns of patients staying in the hospital. There are several main factors in the right treatment: the doctor’s qualification, quality of medical equipment, novelty of medical technology and medicines prescribed to patients but also the conditions of the hospital environment and trusting relationship between patient and doctor as well. This theme is insufficiently explored especially in Russian medicine. Its studying will serve as a referral base for a more effective treatment of patients, and also for a creating a conducive hospital environment. This theme is interdisciplinary in nature. Mainly it refers to the subject of environmental psychology, also located at the junction of personality, health psychology and rehabilitation psychology.

General Information

Keywords: personality, hospital environment, well-being, patient, recovery, medical treatment, outcome, safety, trust, environmental behavior, space personalization, anxiety

Journal rubric: Applied Research

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Agalarova K. Subjective Factors of the Hospital Environment and Their Influence on Psychological Well-being of Patients [Elektronnyi resurs]. Klinicheskaia i spetsial'naia psikhologiia = Clinical Psychology and Special Education, 2015. Vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 84–97. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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K. Agalarova, assistant of member of Parliament, the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the State Duma, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: Carina-light@yandex.ru

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