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dc.contributor.authorFairchild, Hayes Rogers
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores types of healing gardens suited for three patient populations: dementia, catastrophic, and psychiatric. It addresses the features that need to be included for each of these patient populations, and why different features need to be emphasized for each type of patient. It presents historical information on healing gardens, including prior research, theory, and design methods, as well as conclusions the researcher reached by observing patient behavior in gardens, and by conducting focused interviews with patients and unstructured interviews with garden directors. The researcher examines the results of these efforts through the prism of theoretical structures offered by environmental psychologists and landscape designers. The researcher then creates a prototype garden for each of the three patient populations.
dc.subjecthealing gardens
dc.subjectnature preference
dc.subjectstress reducing factors
dc.subjectevidence-based design
dc.subjectpost occupancy evaluation
dc.subjectpatient population
dc.subjectRoger Ulrich
dc.subjectSteven and Rachel Kaplan
dc.subjectclinical studies and physiological measurements with plants
dc.subjectsupportive design theory
dc.subjecthealing garden features.
dc.titleDesigning a healing garden for three patient populations based on research, theory, observation and interviews
dc.description.departmentCollege of Environment and Design
dc.description.majorLandscape Architecture
dc.description.advisorBrad Davis
dc.description.committeeBrad Davis
dc.description.committeeNeal Weatherly
dc.description.committeeDavid Spooner
dc.description.committeeMarguerite Koepke

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