Nature of Healing Art arrives at George Eliot Hospital

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Appealing to the Senses Exhibition Announcement

Nature of Healing Art: Bringing nature nearer to the patient Exhibition commences at George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton

graham cooper chairman of 'Art and Architecture' and Health Design writer, launched the Nature of Health Design project during Architecture Week 2003.

The hospital environment is highly stress-full, impacting on the quality of medical service, patient care and safety.

"Evidence based design" confirms artists and designers can contribute to improved medical outcomes. As positive distracters, it is reasoned art, music and especially nature all reduce levels of stress by encouraging shifts in mood and relaxation.

A blueprint for better quality care the Nature of Health Design project focuses on an integration of art, architecture and garden design to bring natural phenomena nearer to the patient's experience.,

Nature of Healing Art - Bringing Natural Phenomena Nearer to the Patient's experience.

The exhibition presents recent key hospital projects across the UK and Japan which engage the users of healthcare with the natural context The panel presentation follows the patient journey, through the threshold, and interior pathways to the reception, ward and garden spaces.

Each panel offers a potential mediation space where the building connects the patient to the rhythms and changing patterns of nature. It contains a selection of approaches and benevolent interventions, which animated by occurrences in the elements help stimulate the main senses.

It offers a fresh insight to health care design where nature is fully incorporated, within reach of the patient┬╣s personal space.

Venue George Eliot Hospital, College Street, Nuneaton, North Warwickshire CV10 7DJ

Date 17th May to 4th June 2004

Contact - Further Details; Nigel Lucas  tel 02476 351351 Ext 5527.

 

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