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Can special talents of your nurses improve patient care?

I came across an article on HealthLeadersMedia.com the other day about nurses at Arundel Medical Center using their artistic touch to liven up patients rooms that were undergoing renovations, by painting uplifting scenes on the windows that were covered top protect patients from viewing the bright lights from the welders. Staff, patients and visitors all said the paintings help improve the atmosphere of the floor.

But it made me wonder what other ways could nurse managers give the nurses a chance to use the talents of the nurses in their unit to help improve patient care and the atmosphere of their unit. Making crafts? Writing stories? Being a clown?

Is there anything you have done or our doing? Let’s hear ’em.