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90 Hospice Patients’ Experiences of Noise at Night
  1. Ruth Hamblin, Staff Nurse
  1. Marie Curie Hospice, Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Introduction: Hospices are considered to be places of peace and tranquility. Health care studies (Christensen, 2005; Health and Safety, 2005) demonstrate that noise pollution exists, resulting in physiological and psychological responses. The World Health Organization (1999) recommends that noise levels within a hospital environment should not surpass 35 decibels (dB) during the night. Aims: The aims …

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