Whenever you step away from your desk to look out the window, take a break to watch your favorite TV show, or connect with family or friends after a hard today, you’re engaging in positive distraction. Positive distraction plays a key role in improving the patient experience as well.
Positive distraction is defined as “an environment feature that elicits positive feelings and holds attention without taxing or stressing the individual, thereby blocking worrisome thoughts.” Basically, it’s a way to relieve stress, recharge, and refocus.
Healthcare providers are always looking for ways to improve the patient experience and have begun exploring this concept in more depth. It’s easy to see the value in implementing technology that helps elicit positive, calm feelings in patients. The benefits are felt by healthcare providers too. Medical staff report that facilities that use positive distraction allow them to connect more deeply with their patients, provide more meaningful care, and enhance their own sense of purpose and emotional well-being.
pCare provides positive distraction in a number of settings—from the exam area to the hospital room to outpatient environments—to patients of all ages. On-demand movies and TV shows distract while relaxation videos calm and soothe. Education content puts patients in control of their care, empowering them to take charge. And, pCare results in more meaningful interactions between patients and clinicians by opening up lines of communication and insight.