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What is “healing art”?

Healing art is a category of art that refers to photographs and paintings that hang on the walls of hospitals and other healthcare settings to nurture and uplift patients, caregivers and visitors.Patients who have healing art to look at heal faster.  Nurses and visitors also benefit from healing art on the walls of patient rooms, waiting rooms and corridors traveled by patients during their stay.
Art has the power to transport us, transform us and transcend our day-to-day issues. Yet when one is fighting a disease like cancer, art may also be an effective form of medicine. When we have a relative or close friend in prolonged hospital confinement, we are reminded how important it is to improve the atmosphere in patient rooms and healthcare interiors.

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