I will be sharing this information with the medical staff I work with. We will look at our office environment to see where we could add more healing help."
I will pay much more attention to the careful planning and design of my future facility. This course will enable me to have a broader perspective when working with clients."
I will continue to push for the inclusion of more horticultural therapy and time for patients and staff to spend in the natural environment. I will also promote meditation as a form of stress relief."
I really enjoyed this course. It is so fascinating how all of our surroundings affect us."
I now have an arsenal of data to share with my family, neighbors and community as well as health care providers."
I will pay more attention to the space in which I see clients. The color of the walls, water features and the quality of air. Plan on spending more time without noise, white or other wise."
As a building designer, I will pay more attention and incorporate what I have learned into building designs for healthcare environments."
This was an eye opening course that made me more aware of the hospital, clinic and office environments."
I will be more attentive to all details of environmental design, as I now understand how these details have an impact on patient health and well-being."
I will try to incorporate things like color and music to help in the healing process."
Course Code: 0ch
The goal of this course is for the learner to describe design elements that support healing environments, including evidence-based design (EBD), "green" practices, sustainability, physical security, cultural responsiveness, building design, furnishings, and wayfinding in health-care facilities.
A healing relationship involves two major elements: a relationship with the self (intrapersonal relationship) and relationships with others (interpersonal relationships). The goal of this course is for the learner to describe the elements of intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships that support healing, examine components of the C.A.R.I.N.G. model of self-care, explore the role of balance and thriving in healing relationships, describe the dimensions and characteristics of a healing presence, and explore the principles of relationship-centered care (RCC).
Describe the history of color and healing; examine the characteristics of color; and describe the healing benefits and impact of color, types of color therapy, and guidelines for using color in healing environments. Then examine the characteristics of light, compare and contrast the types of light, discuss the role of light in sight and our overall health, and describe how to incorporate light into healing environments.
Discuss the role of art and music in health, discuss the effects of art and art therapy on health, and describe how music and art can be incorporated effectively into healing environments. Then learn the effects of nature and health and well-being.
Understand the components of external and indoor air pollution, describe their effects on human health, and identify methods of reducing or eliminating external and indoor air pollution, especially in health-care environments. Then describe the scope of the issue of water safety, types of contaminants found in public drinking water, water-related diseases, guidelines for water safety, and the information health-care providers need to know to effectively educate the public about their water and their health.
Finally, you’ll learn to describe the use of technology in modern life, define technostress and technosis, identify health impacts of technology, and describe methods of managing technostress.
Cyndie Koopsen, RN, BSN, MBA, HNB-BC, RN-BC, HWNC-BC is a nurse who has cared for patients in acute care settings, community clinics, and the home. Her professional nursing career has involved nursing executive leadership and administration, staff development and education, community education and wellness, and holistic care. She has designed, developed, and presented numerous educational programs for audiences covering integrative health, promotion and wellness, and chronic disease management and prevention. She is the co-author of Spirituality, Health, and Healing and Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals.
Caroline Young, MPH, has an extensive public health background that includes experience in research, workshop presentations in various areas of health care, and online and onsite teaching. She has expertise in holistic community health and wellness program design, development, marketing, implementation, and evaluation. She has also designed, developed, and presented integrative health programs for culturally diverse populations, senior populations, and faith communities. She is the co-author of Spirituality, Health, and Healing and Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
Instructional material requirements:
The Certificate in Healing Environments for Body, Mind, and Spirit consists of a total of nine lessons. You must complete all lessons to receive your certificate.
To complete each lesson, click on the lesson title that you would like to complete. When you are ready to take the final for each lesson, proceed to the Finals section and select the final you wish to take.
You must pass the final exam in all lessons with a score of 80% or higher AND complete the Evaluation Form in order to receive your Certificate of Completion. Finals are graded as Pass or No Pass. Receipt of your certificate indicates successful completion of the course and that you have passed all final exams with a score of 80% or greater. You may retake final exams as many times as necessary within the six week duration of the program at no additional charge.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.
You must complete all lessons to receive your certificate. You must pass the final exam in all lessons with a score of 80% or higher AND complete the Evaluation Form in order to receive your Certificate of Completion. Finals are graded as Pass or No Pass. Receipt of your certificate indicates successful completion of the course and that you have passed all final exams with a score of 80% or greater. You may retake final exams as many times as necessary within the duration of the course at no additional charge.
Yes, ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for CE contact hours in all states, however all healthcare providers are responsible for checking the "Accreditation" list to determine if this course awards contact hours for their profession.
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ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are approved for continuing education credit for diabetes educators. All ANCC accredited courses are accepted for continuing education credit by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE).
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