Nurses' Influence on Patient Wellbeing: Noise Reduction and Sunshine Therapy

Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2020 Jun;32(2):327-334. doi: 10.1016/j.cnc.2020.02.012. Epub 2020 Mar 23.


This article describes 2 nurse-driven programs that aimed to improve patient wellbeing and decrease ICU stressors to improve the ICU experience. One program addressed noise reduction and the other describes Sunshine Therapy.

Keywords: Family; ICU; Noise; Postintensive care syndrome; Sleep disruption.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Critical Care Nursing / standards*
  • Humans
  • Inpatients / psychology*
  • Intensive Care Units*
  • Noise / adverse effects*
  • Ultraviolet Rays*