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The “Art” of distraction in care spaces – Good business and better patient experiences

By | 2019-01-23T01:19:33+00:00 January 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Pun fully intended here. The very best way of distracting anyone receiving care is through the power of sight. This is without question, most effectively achieved with an appropriate presence of visual art. A combination of environmental colour schemes (wall surface colours for example) and purposeful visual imagery placement is the ideal solution. Some people will [...]

Sight – a profound impact on our psychological well‐being.

By | 2019-01-15T00:32:29+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Did you know that the choice of imagery you place around your business can have a profound impact on the emotive state of your patients/customers? So much so in fact that you can alter the outcome of that patient visit considerably. Why wouldn't you want to take advantage of that opportunity? Just for a moment, stop [...]

Psychology in imagery for care settings

By | 2019-01-08T04:17:21+00:00 January 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The psychology of imagery "how it can impact the emotive state of people" especially when in care settings, can be a complex matter that is more often than not, overlooked as a low priority investment. Understanding how colour, content, tone and contrast amongst many other factors, will impact the emotions of any viewer, can provide a [...]

Can (will?) Digital Art Make a Difference?

By | 2018-09-03T05:49:25+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

When we consider the varying needs, and therefor the multitude of solutions required for visual art in care, having choice, is of paramount importance. Every need will have various solutions. It’s definitely not a “one size fits all” conversation. Digital art has its place, and when used to solve the right problem, its potential is nothing less [...]

Art in Care Settings – missing the mark?

By | 2018-08-10T03:21:40+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Blog Entry|

Art in Care Settings may be missing the mark. Do you know how? Who is the art you have on display in your care setting business, designed to please? Does it serve a purpose beyond basic viewing pleasure? It is now more common, widely accepted and acknowledged, that visual art in care settings, is beneficial to [...]

Virtual Reality in care – another tool

By | 2018-07-30T00:26:47+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Blog Entry|

Virtual Reality - the future that is already on our doorstep. How can VR make a difference to the patient experience? The benefits VR will bring to some care settings are phenomenal. Whilst there are (currently) limitations to its uses for patients (predominantly around short term or intermittan use),  yet agin, we witness that the impact [...]

Easing the mind of people in care settings – a Visual Imagery Survey

By | 2018-07-21T02:51:20+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Blog Entry|

Brett shared his story during a survey he was taking for me. “The nurses did a fantastic job in looking after us but the environment let us down” - “Sitting in those chairs with nothing but one TV to look at between us all - It was a horrible experience.” Brett is not alone. Talking with [...]

Easing the mind of people in care settings – Where to next?

By | 2018-07-21T02:04:41+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

We are very fortunate with the quality of clinical treatment facilities and services here in Australia. Treatment of any sort is widely acknowledged as one of the more stressful times of life and those treatments are focussed on the direct approach relative to the symptoms. There is growing support and evidence, that modern treatment needs to [...]

Hospitals Are Giving Artwork a Higher Priority

By | 2018-07-21T02:18:55+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Blog Entry|

Hospitals are turning to art as part of a broader push to create a healing environment as studies show that visual art can help reduce stress for patients and increase satisfaction with care. Dr. Iva Fattorini and Jennifer Finkel, who are both involved with art at the Cleveland Clinic, discuss on Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero. [...]

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