Nursing and Health Vol. 1(2), pp. 21 - 30
DOI: 10.13189/nh.2013.010202
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An Architectural Study on the Relationship of Skylight and Patient’s Satisfaction at the Ambulatory day careward in Agha Khan Hospital Pakistan


Shaikh Javaria Manzoor1,*, Park Jae Seung2
1 Graduate School of Architecture Hanyang University, ERICA Ansan-si 426-791 Sa 3-dong, Korea
2 Graduate School of Architecture Faculty, Hanyang University, ERICA Ansan-si 426-791 Sa 3-dong, Korea

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to identify the determinants by which sun light increases the effectiveness of human health and performance and review the literature associating daylight with health outcomes in Pakistan healthcare settings. A skylight may provide variable degree of comfort for hospital buildings as that of high energy expenditure hospitals. Skylight is physical aspects in hospital design which devices a healing environment. This paper validates the role of daylight on patient’s relief. Methods include determinants of day light design identification in the basement plan of six bedded nightingale ward which is a case study for this research. For verification a field survey was conducted along with designed questionnaires which were filled by patients upon request along with nurses and visiting families. This study is based on the Ulrich [9-13] proposal that: a view of natural elements serves to evoke positive emotions and governs trauma.

KEYWORDS
Day Light, Sky Light, Ultra Violet UV Radiation Calculation

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Shaikh Javaria Manzoor , Park Jae Seung , "An Architectural Study on the Relationship of Skylight and Patient’s Satisfaction at the Ambulatory day careward in Agha Khan Hospital Pakistan," Nursing and Health, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 21 - 30, 2013. DOI: 10.13189/nh.2013.010202.

(b). APA Format:
Shaikh Javaria Manzoor , Park Jae Seung (2013). An Architectural Study on the Relationship of Skylight and Patient’s Satisfaction at the Ambulatory day careward in Agha Khan Hospital Pakistan. Nursing and Health, 1(2), 21 - 30. DOI: 10.13189/nh.2013.010202.