Spiritual gardens in a healthcare setting

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dc.contributor.advisor Hunt, Martha A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Heckel, Marjorie J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:40:02Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:40:02Z
dc.date.created 2003 en_US
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier LD2489.Z75 2003 .H43 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187609
dc.description.abstract Healthcare facility designers are acknowledging the connection between environment and well-being. They, along with environmental psychologists and landscape architects, are trying to define how environment can influence health status. Research on therapeutic outcomes has helped define specific design guidelines for a garden intended to help hospital patients and staff. One aspect that has not been fully investigated, however, is the spirituality of these spaces. Often in hospital settings prayer goes hand in hand with medicine, especially in faith-based health ministries like St. Vincent Randolph Hospital (SVR). To overlook the importance and value of the spiritual aspect in a healthcare setting would be to miss the core of what SVR stands for. The purpose of this project is to identify guidelines for therapeutic gardens that support the physical, spiritual and mental health and well being of patients at St. Vincent Randolph Hospital and to apply these guidelines to the design of a garden for the patients, families, associates, visitors and the surrounding community.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Landscape Architecture
dc.format.extent vi, 92 leaves : ill. (some co.), plans (some col.), col. ports. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hospital buildings -- Design and construction. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hospital architecture -- Case studies. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Gardens -- Religious aspects. en_US
dc.title Spiritual gardens in a healthcare setting en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.L.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1260488 en_US

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