|LETTER TO THE EDITOR
|Ahead of print publication
Hospital party, noise, and sound limitation in the hospital
Sora Yasri1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2
1 Private Academic Practice, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Deparmtnet of Community Medicine, Dr. D. Y. Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra, India
|Date of Submission||12-Dec-2019|
|Date of Decision||28-Dec-2019|
|Date of Acceptance||20-May-2020|
Private Academic Practice, Bangkok
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
Sound limitation is an important legal control for several places in several countries. The sound limitation is usually implemented for the hospital area. The limitation aims at keeping no noisy environment to promote the patient's rest. Noise can cause a disrupted sleep is related to increased morbidity and mortality of the patient. “Always quiet” is the basic requirement in the medical and nursing care of the hospitalized patients. Nevertheless, there are sometimes forgotten events that the medical personnel in the hospital generate the noise and directly violate the principle of sound limitation. A good example is the hospital party, which is usually held during the ceremony events such as New Year. In many hospitals, during the party, the light and sound activities exist in the area of the hospital, and it is no doubt that the noise can directly disturb hospitalized patients. Although this kind of event is not frequently held, it is the direct invasion of the sound limitation rule. There might be a bad role model for the others if the medical personnel directly neglect the basic rule to promote no noise in the hospital.
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