Intended for healthcare professionals

Monk's moments: An icon for our age

In recent years there has been an increasing realisation that a patient’s condition can be much influenced by his or her surroundings. Bleak wards have an adverse effect not just on the mental condition, but on the speed of recovery from physical disorders and operations. With this in mind, efforts have been made to enliven hospitals with works of art designed to brighten otherwise cheerless wards and corridors. As a consequence the NHS has become a significant and valuable patron of art, bringing it to many who would not normally think of visiting a gallery or exhibition.
Dermatology in practice 2002; 10(2): 31–31
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