The role of noise in clinical environments with particular reference to mental health care: A narrative review.

  title={The role of noise in clinical environments with particular reference to mental health care: A narrative review.},
  author={Brian Brown and Peter Rutherford and Paul Crawford},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  volume={52 9},
BACKGROUND There is a large literature suggesting that noise can be detrimental to health and numerous policy documents have promoted noise abatement in clinical settings. OBJECTIVES This paper documents the role of noise in clinical environments and its deleterious effects with a particular focus on mental health care. Our intention however, is to go beyond the notion that noise is simply undesirable and examine the extent to which researchers have explored the meaning of sound in hospital… CONTINUE READING

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