Mission Ready: Use of Ambient Lighting in Creating a Healing Environment for an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602455
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Full-text
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Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Mission Ready: Use of Ambient Lighting in Creating a Healing Environment for an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
Other Titles:
VHA Wellness Model of Health: Helping Veterans Be Mission Ready for Life [Symposium]
Author(s):
McClure, Mekeesha; Salyer, Sheron L.; Salyer, Sheron L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Mekeesha McClure, RN, ANP-BC, sheronsalyer@va.gov; Sheron L. Salyer, RNC, RNC-OB, FACCE, CHRC
Abstract:
Session presented on Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Purpose:  To gain insight into current level of evidence on human reaction to lighting on an inpatient psychiatric unit.  As the environmental design of the psychiatric unit evolves to maintain safety of the patients and staff, opportunities exist to offer evidence based physical changes. One of the opportunities to create healing environments uses ambient lighting to influence mood and circadian rhythms. Creating a less rigid sterile environment on the psychiatric unit has been a norm to encourage treatment participation.  The objective of this literature review is to determine if a positive relationship exists between controlled lighting on the psychiatric unit, circadian rhythm, and patient’s mood. Method:  This presentation describes the use of the VHA wellness model to guide the methodology used to identify evidence based ambient lighting strategies to promote a healing environment. Databases were searched utilizing key words:  ambient lighting, circadian rhythm, psychiatry, psychiatric disorders, mental illness, and environmental design. The search identified 29 articles for review with 3 additional articles obtained from the reference lists of reviewed articles.  Eighteen of the reviewed articles were relevant to this review.  Ten research articles and eight non-research articles are summarized in an evidence-based table.  One systematic review with meta-analysis was noted, 4 quasi-experimental designs, and five descriptive/exploratory designs were included in the evidence table.  Eight non-research designs were included and consisted of literature reviews, systematic reviews of non-experimental designs, and expert opinions. The evidence table was used to identify evidence based changes and develop evaluation plans using VHA existing data to provide objective outcome measures to evaluate the success as changes are made to meet the unique need for Veterans requiring inpatient psychiatric care.  Conclusion:  Research on ambient lighting’s impact on psychiatric units is limited. Overall, current data does suggest benefit from ambient lighting however the significance over control groups was minimal.  
Keywords:
circadian rhythm; lighting; psychiatric unit
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15G09
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleMission Ready: Use of Ambient Lighting in Creating a Healing Environment for an Inpatient Psychiatric Uniten
dc.title.alternativeVHA Wellness Model of Health: Helping Veterans Be Mission Ready for Life [Symposium]en
dc.contributor.authorMcClure, Mekeeshaen
dc.contributor.authorSalyer, Sheron L.en
dc.contributor.authorSalyer, Sheron L.en
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsMekeesha McClure, RN, ANP-BC, sheronsalyer@va.gov; Sheron L. Salyer, RNC, RNC-OB, FACCE, CHRCen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602455en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Purpose:  To gain insight into current level of evidence on human reaction to lighting on an inpatient psychiatric unit.  As the environmental design of the psychiatric unit evolves to maintain safety of the patients and staff, opportunities exist to offer evidence based physical changes. One of the opportunities to create healing environments uses ambient lighting to influence mood and circadian rhythms. Creating a less rigid sterile environment on the psychiatric unit has been a norm to encourage treatment participation.  The objective of this literature review is to determine if a positive relationship exists between controlled lighting on the psychiatric unit, circadian rhythm, and patient’s mood. Method:  This presentation describes the use of the VHA wellness model to guide the methodology used to identify evidence based ambient lighting strategies to promote a healing environment. Databases were searched utilizing key words:  ambient lighting, circadian rhythm, psychiatry, psychiatric disorders, mental illness, and environmental design. The search identified 29 articles for review with 3 additional articles obtained from the reference lists of reviewed articles.  Eighteen of the reviewed articles were relevant to this review.  Ten research articles and eight non-research articles are summarized in an evidence-based table.  One systematic review with meta-analysis was noted, 4 quasi-experimental designs, and five descriptive/exploratory designs were included in the evidence table.  Eight non-research designs were included and consisted of literature reviews, systematic reviews of non-experimental designs, and expert opinions. The evidence table was used to identify evidence based changes and develop evaluation plans using VHA existing data to provide objective outcome measures to evaluate the success as changes are made to meet the unique need for Veterans requiring inpatient psychiatric care.  Conclusion:  Research on ambient lighting’s impact on psychiatric units is limited. Overall, current data does suggest benefit from ambient lighting however the significance over control groups was minimal.  en
dc.subjectcircadian rhythmen
dc.subjectlightingen
dc.subjectpsychiatric uniten
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:29:20Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:29:20Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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