SETTING THESAURUS

HOSPITAL ROOM



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Plain walls
Equipment plug-ins
Fluorescent lighting
A whiteboard listing patient information, the name of the nurse on call, food allergies or diet restrictions, and tests to be performed
Boxes of gloves in holders on the wall
A window with blinds
A bathroom containing a small sink, a shower, and a toilet
An adjustable hospital bed with a plastic cover and metal side rails that can be raised or lowered
White linens
Extra pillows
A television on the wall
An IV stand with saline bags
A heart monitor
A bedside table with drawers
A small closet for personal items
A garbage can
A plastic disposal box for syringes
An array of get well cards and flower arrangements
A plastic cup with a straw
A chair for visitors
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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SETTING NOTES AND TIPS:
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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