Barriers to Garden Visitation in Children's Hospitals

September 30, 2013     Samira Pasha, PhD, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C

Rooftop Hospital Gardens for Physical Therapy: A Post-Occupancy Evaluation

June 23, 2011     Brad E. Davis, MLA, RLA
Background This article discusses the key findings of a post-occupancy evaluation (POE) of a unique hospital garden designed and constructed on an existing rooftop. Evaluation of the design process, user perceptions, and maintenance since the inception of the garden in 1995 reveals issues relevant...

A Systematic Approach to the Inclusion of Evidence in Healthcare Design

February 15, 2011     Caroline E. Brown, DEd, CNS, WHNP and Laurie Ecoff, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Introduction The Institute of Medicine (IOM, 2000, 2001) and The Joint Commission (2009) have identified threats to quality healthcare within health delivery systems stemming from both processes and the environment. Medical error and hospital-acquired infection threaten patients' health...

The Role of the Outdoors in Residential Environments for Aging and Outdoor Environments for People With Dementia

April 30, 2009     Victor Regnier, FAIA
The Role of the Outdoors in Residential Environments for Aging, 2005, Susan Rodiek and Benyamin Schwarz (Eds.), Haworth Press, Binghamton, NY (Copublished simultaneously as Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 19(3/4).

Humane Design for Hospital Landscapes: A Case Study in Landscape Architecture of a Healing Garden for Nurses

September 30, 2008     Jody Rosenblatt Naderi, MLA, RLA and Woo-Hwa Shin, PhD Candidate
Background The intention of this design project was to identify landscape design principles and features that encourage restorative spatial experiences of renewal for nursing staff at St. Joseph's Regional Health Care Center in Bryan, Texas, and to develop a landscape architectural design...

Relationships Between Exterior Views and Nurse Stress: An Exploratory Examination

January 1, 2008     Debajyoti Pati, PhD, MASA, AIIA, Tom E. Harvey Jr., AIA, FACHA, MPH, and Paul Barach, MD, MPH
Acknowledgments: This study would not have been feasible without the valuable contributions of D. J. Feather, Pam Black, Taylor Sommers, and Elena Morales at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. We acknowledge the assistance provided to us by Dr. Craig Zimring at the Georgia Institute of...