Faculty Publications

Title

Place of refuge photos and research note: how the Mayo Clinic uses the serious leisure perspective within a mechanical and humanic environmental healthcare design to reduce stress

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Charles Horace Mayo, hospital environmental design, Mayo Clinic, serious leisure Perspective, therapeutic recreation, William James Mayo

Journal/Book/Conference Title

World Leisure Journal

Volume

62

Issue

4

First Page

378

Last Page

384

Abstract

The purpose of this research note is to directly build on the Dieser et al. (2017) study that summarized how the serious leisure perspective (SLP) present at the contemporary Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN campus) can remedy patient stress and physician/medical staff burnout by creating enjoyable distractions, social support, self-determination and optimism through pleasant experience. This research note convenes on this previous study in two ways. First, to marshal photo elicit evidence by juxtaposing leisure activities (music, games and art) in the personal lives of Dr. Charles Horace Mayo (1865–1939) and Dr. William James Mayo (1861–1939) with these same leisure services offered for patients and staff at the contemporary Mayo Clinic. Second, to add a new contribution to the literature and underscore the integration of the SLP within mechanical and humanic environmental design features at the Mayo Clinic that has a purposeful consequence to decrease stress among patients (and medical staff) and create a place of refuge.

Department

Department of Health, Recreation, and Community Services

Original Publication Date

10-1-2020

DOI of published version

10.1080/16078055.2019.1669217

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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