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More Hospitals Use the Healing Powers of Public Art

Wall Street Journal Article

More Hospitals Use the Healing Powers of Public Art

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Hospitals Are Giving Artwork a Higher Priority

The article by Laura Landro acknowledges that studies show “a direct link between the content of images and the brain’s reaction to pain, stress, and anxiety.”

Researchers are learning more about the precise ways paintings and other works of art help patients and families in the healing process. With studies showing a direct link between the content of images and the brain’s reaction to pain, stress, and anxiety, hospitals are considering and choosing artworks based on the evidence and giving it a higher priority than merely decoration for sterile rooms and corridors.

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