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As many of you know, I’ve been working for more than a year on a program that will allow long-term hospital patients to choose the art for their own hospital rooms.  It’s a very long process to implement a new program for hospitals, and here is my progress so far.

The Healing Art Cart

The idea for this program came to me while reading a paper about Evidence-Based Art that was put out by the Center For Health Design.  The idea is fairly simple: fill a cart full of artwork that has already been vetted to meet the standards of Evidence-Based Art, bring it around to patient rooms, and let people choose what they want on their walls.

Elements identified by Evidence-Based Art as beneficial in healthcare settings include calm or slow-moving water, bright vibrant colors, verdant foliage, and foreground spacial openness. Elements identified by Evidence-Based Art as beneficial in healthcare settings include calm or slow-moving water, bright vibrant colors, verdant foliage, and foreground spacial openness.

For such a simple concept, it…

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