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SECOND NATURE: BUILDING UP HEALING GARDENS FOR DISABLE KIDS AND GERIATRIC INDIVIDUALS

AUTHOR/S: O. OZYARAL, E. SAHIN, E. KAYA
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2010

10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2010, www.sgem.org, SGEM2010 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 20-26, 2010, Vol. 2, 757-764 pp

ABSTRACT

Today, many scientists are conducting studies on influences of natural and arranged
environment on the human health and recovery. With regards this issue, they examined
garden designs on healthcare institutions, such as hospitals treating particularly different
groups of patients, hospice for elderly and rehabilitation centers where mentally and
physically disabled people are treated.
In this study, efforts were made to determine positive effects of healing gardens on
psychological and physical health as well as social life of mentally and physically
disabled children treated in rehabilitation centers, elderly residing at hospices and
patients treated at hospitals, to address therapeutic effects of those gardens in terms of
healthcare services at our country, to advocate the hypothesis “Those gardens have
healing effect on children, elderly and patients” and to reach an accumulated “concrete”
data of designers in relation with landscape of children’s healing gardens