Wardipedia – 43. Going Green

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Thinking out of the refuse box Introduction Greenyness is great for healthier living, feeling positively connected with the world outside the ward, contributing to the local and global challenge of saving the planet. And of course many patients and staff will be passionate environmentalists and can provide lots of great ideas for gentler, more sustainable […]

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Wardipedia – 18. Landscape pictures

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Bright outlook Introduction “Landscape paintings reduce anxiety and need for medication.” This is a corker. It is so simple, cheap, therapeutic, calorie-free, evidence-based. What’s not to like? We’ve seen some beautiful landscape paintings and photos on wards around the country; perhaps one of the therapeutic benefits is from the conversations that realistic and relaxing pictures […]

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Wardipedia – 69. Therapeutic interior design

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Easy on the eye, warm in the heart Introduction Some of the best practice we’ve seen has been in some of the worst designed environments we’ve seen. But, the staff  have to put vast effort into counter-acting the safety, social and therapeutic impact of inappropriate environments. Hospitals burdened by old buildings (even the 1970s produced […]

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