Covid-19 Update

11/9/2020 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Track:Advancements in Evidence-Based Design Research


Sahar Mihandoust

Research Assistant Professor

Clemson University

Debajyoti Pati

Assistant Professor

Texas Tech University

Session Description

Nurse burnout is a severe problem among nurses and impacts absenteeism and nurse performance, and can lead to medical errors. Literature suggests that visual access to nature affects many burnout-related outcomes. This study examined the relationship between visual access to nature and nurse burnout in nurse work and break environments. The percentage of perceived nature views was found to be among the top predictors for two subscales of burnout: emotional exhaustion and depersonalization. Come hear the results of this study that suggests that in the unit and breakroom design, accommodating access to nature views could work as a consistent preventive intervention for nurse burnout.