Betina Jung is an independent designer and artist who has lived from art since 2001. Since 2007, she has worked with art and concept design in collaboration with business and public institutions.
In line with society's demands for increased efficiency, there have been, among other things, in the hospital world, the focus has been on making the hospitals high-tech and efficient, so that as many people as possible could be treated most efficiently. This gives some architectural surroundings/buildings which can seem very "tight", which reinforces the need for some architectural "softening", so that the indoor environment becomes better to stay in. This means art, earlier and colours.
Research is being carried out in several places in the country's hospitals into art and the importance of interior design for healing. In addition, there are reception rooms/treatment rooms in several places that are reminiscent of home conditions, in order to reduce the patient's stress level.
During a study trip to the USA, we found a completely different way of looking at the hospital system. In some private hospitals in the USA, they spend a lot of money on curatives with great effect in the form of faster design healing, better quality of life for the patients, etc.
In the US they think completely differently. They let coming to the hospital be an experience and call it a stay at resorts. Here, patients can do all the things they may have always dreamed of, e.g. record a song, take part in a film, etc. In addition, the hospitals have green areas, live animals and colorful art, which bring joy and have a very positive effect on healing and stress regulation.
The positive psychological effects this can have on quality of life and focus seem obvious. We use our knowledge and existing research on the factors that contribute to healing and stress reduction when we advise in healing design.
Create a safe environment with healing art in the workplace
Art can also be instrumental in creating a nicer and safer environment for patients, relatives and employees, as well as creating positive and stimulating distractions from the patient role. There are no definitions of good art, and what is good art for some will not be for others. The most important thing in this context should therefore be a conscious attitude towards the art and a line in or an idea with the art that you invest in, so that the impression does not become incoherent and random.