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Healing Gardens: Therapeutic Benefits and Design Recommendations

Healing Gardens: Therapeutic Benefits and Design Recommendations

Clare Cooper Marcus (Editor), Marni Barnes (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-19203-9

Jun 1999

624 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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Unique and comprehensive, Healing Gardens provides up-to-date coverage of research findings, relevant design principles and approaches, and best practice examples of or more and more people, the shortest road to recovery is the one that leads through a healing garden. Combining up-to-date information on the therapeutic benefits of healing gardens with practical design guidance from leading experts in the field, Healing Gardens is an invaluable guide for landscape architects and others involved in creating and maintaining medical facilities as well as an extremely useful reference for those responsible for patient care. With the help of site plans, photographs, and more, the editors present design guidelines and case studies for outdoor spaces in a range of medical settings, including:
  • Acute care general hospitals.
  • Psychiatric hospitals.
  • Children's hospitals.
  • Nursing homes.
  • Alzheimer's facilities.
  • Hospices.

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Introduction: Historic and Cultural Overview (C. Marcus & M. Barnes).

Effects of Gardens on Health Outcomes: Theory and Research (R. Ulrich).

Design Philosophy (M. Barnes & C. Marcus).

Acute Care General Hospitals: Typology of Outdoor Spaces (C. Marcus).

Acute Care General Hospitals: Case Studies and Design Guidelines (C. Marcus & M. Barnes).

Psychiatric Hospitals (N. Sachs).

Healing Gardens for Children (R. Moore).

Nursing Home Gardens (D. McBride).

Alzheimer's Treatment Gardens (J. Zeisel & M. Tyson).

Hospice Gardens (C. Marcus).

Getting it Done (M. Barnes & C. Marcus).

Conclusions and Prospects (T. Hartig, et al.).