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Artwork & Installations
‘This study suggests that including a simple visual art intervention, that is carefully selected based on best available evidence, can not only impact patient (and visitor) behavior, but also the overall healthcare experience.’
– Impact of Visual Art on Waiting Behavior in the Emergency Department. Upali Nanda, PhD, Assoc. AIA, EDAC Vice President, Director of Research American Art Resources.2011

‘Diversions that have a calming effect may include artwork depicting scenes of nature (not abstract art, which has actually proved to have the opposite effect), fireplaces, videos of nature, and aquariums.’
– Creating Optimal Healing Environments in a Health Care Setting.  By Terri Zborowsky, R.N., Ph.D., and Mary Jo Kreitzer, Ph.D., R.N.

‘During the observation of a painting and in the process of understanding it, a person can, for example, experience joy, participation, discomfort or interest. These emotional and cognitive responses are called aesthetic experiences (ibid.) and…often lead to positive, satisfying and rewarding experiences for the viewer.
– Creating Optimal Healing Environments in a Health Care Setting.  By Terri Zborowsky, R.N., Ph.D., and Mary Jo Kreitzer, Ph.D., R.N.

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