Do Plants Speed Up Recovery In Hospitals?
Scientific Blogging ^ | December 29th 2008
Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Contact with nature has long been believed to increase positive feelings, reduce stress and provide distraction from the pain associated with hospital stays and researchers now say they have confirmed the beneficial effects of plants and flowers for patients recovering from abdominal surgery.
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The link wouldn't come up for me, but I certainly believe it. Outdoor gardening is my total committed passion and I know how theraputic that can be. The day I have to give that up you might as well put me in the ground.
I don't agree. I just recently spent a week in the hospital and have had abdominal surgery. The last thing I wanted in the hospital were plants, balloons and cards. They were only a reminder to my illness and made me more depressed then striving to get better and get the hell out of there as quick as possible.
But that's just me!
Hospital food alone is a serious enough incentive to get out as quick as you can.
Ha...I wouldn't know. The 6 days I spent there I was fed only chicken broth and jello and that was only for the last two days. Up till then it was some drip from an IV bag. Still...the bill came in at over 10k for just the hospital room. You would think that for 10k they could have been feeding me caviar and champaign.