Hospital emergency rooms are for patients who cannot wait for a regular doctor visit. Their injuries are generally extreme and require the full knowledge and experience of the health care team. The patient's loved ones are condemned to wait and worry about the outcome. Each second seems to take an...

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Hospitals are large and forbidding institutions where people who are ill must go. They are not generally a place where anyone wants to be, especially when they have little hope. Patients often arrive at a hospital for necessary procedures and fear is a large part of their mindset. Walking into...

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Many people visiting doctors and hospitals do not have life threatening injuries or terminal diseases. The atmosphere of many of these institutions does not reflect this truth. Patients rarely come to see a health care professional with hope in their hearts. Instead, they see these visits as a necessary evil...

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Artists need to be aware of their own ability to affect others in new and unique ways, especially since their art needs to be experienced by others to accomplish its goal of sharing emotions. Keeping informed of local building projects, especially in the field of health care, is important to...

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Hospitals and doctor's offices have long been places where serious issues are addressed. Over the years, many of these buildings have been approached with trepidation by patients and their loved ones. Depression and anxiety have been constant companions for those fearing the worst. Sadly, many staffers in the health care industry work to make lives better and heal those who are hurt or ill. Their work is uplifting and a source of joy with every good patient outcome. There has been a large gap between the emotions of patients and care givers. Art can help to bridge this gap and let patients see hope rather than despair.