Healing Gardens: Therapeutic Benefits and Design Recommendations

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 15, 1999 - Architecture - 610 pages
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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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Contents

COntentS
1
Theory and Research
27
CHAPTER Design Philosophy
87
Typology of Outdoor Spaces
115
CHAPTER Acute Care General Hospitals Case Studies and Design Guidelines
157
CHAPTER Psychiatric Hospitals
235
CHAPTER Healing Gardens for Children
323
CHAPTER Nursing Home Gardens
385
CHAPTER Alzheimers Treatment Gardens
437
CHAPTER Hospice Gardens
505
CHAPTER Getting It Done
545
CHAPTER Conclusions and Prospects
571
Index
597
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About the author (1999)

CLARE COOPER MARCUS is Professor Emerita of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and Principal of Healing Landscapes.

MARNI BARNES is a psychotherapist and practicing landscape architect in Palo Alto, California, and a principal of Healing Landscapes.

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