Lege Artis Medicinae

[The healing environment: The landscape architecture’s aspects of the psychiatric institutional gardens development]

VEISZ Adrienn, ILLYÉS Zsuzsa

APRIL 20, 2014

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2014;24(04)

[According to researches, the surrounding environment of the people has a significant impact on the human well-being, its perception of welfare and may influence its health condition. Even the sight of a spacious, well-maintained, healthy densely vegetated area can strengthen the human body, so it may promote patients by the healing process. On the one hand, this study aims to overview the international literatures and best practises of the healingand therapeutic gardens. Our other goal was to show the potential feasibility of the theoretical principles by preparing analysis, evaluation and a detailed conception plan for a chosen institution garden. We also formulated generally applicable design guidelines for psychiatric home garden design. This research is aimed to contribute the creation an important objective of the European Union, to achieve equal opportunities.]

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