Supportive Care

Supportive Patient Care in the Guise of a Quilt

Joanne L. Lester

Amy E. Rettig

hospitalized patients, complementary and alternative therapies
CJON 2009, 13(6), 723-725. DOI: 10.1188/09.CJON.723-725

Attention to the physical environment of an oncology center and the therapeutic potential of the environment are concepts to consider in nursing care. Art can enhance the human elements of caring and touch. Colorful quilts, whether hanging on the walls or given to patients, can provide emotional and physical warmth as well as represent a caring environment.

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