Creating Safe Health Care Environments for Patients and Staff
Source: Center for Health Care Strategies
Fact Sheet | November 2018

People with histories of trauma may feel unsafe in unfamiliar environments, leading to anxiety and stress. Minor changes to a provider and/or health care organization’s physical, social, and emotional environments can improve patients’ feelings of safety, and create an atmosphere that reduces the likelihood of re-traumatization. This fact sheet provides examples of how modest investments can create a more welcoming environment for both patients and staff.

Posted: July 2019

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