Amy M Wilson


  1. Therapeutic design features for hospital staff break areas: The role of nature in nurse wellbeing. Introduction

    The New Zealand healthcare industry is currently facing challenges retaining nurses (Duffield, Roche, Homer, Buchan & Dimitrelis, 2014). This has a major impact on both hospital budgets and patient care alike (Duffield, et al 2014). This literature review focuses on the role nature can play in hospital break areas to improve the quality of nurses’ breaks, reduce stress, improve job satisfaction and thereby help retain nurses to the profession. Recurring themes in the literature…