Among the 19 studies there are 2 empirical studies and 9 case studies 13 sources discuss design recommendations for therapeutic environments informed by the authors literature researches but not based on empirical evidences 7 sources report that healing garden design should combine yin and yang and five elements ie metal wood water fire and soil from the . To create a therapeutic environment all members of the design team medical planner architect engineer interior designer site and landscape designer are responsible for using the power of design to find solutions that will affect the patients and staff in positive ways throughout the facility from the parking lot approach and entry to the public spaces clinical spaces and . Recommendations for hospital garden de sign written by german horticultural theorist christian cay lorenz hirschfield at the end of the 18th century uncannily foreshadow the findings of researchers such as roger ulrich at texas a m university who documented in one study the healing benefits of a view onto vegetation for patients recovering from surgery ulrich 1984 15 evidence based . There is now an impressive pool of research that points to the therapeutic benefits of meditation for people living with cancer including improved immunity pain management stress reduction mental wellbeing and cancer healing outcomes at our centre we pride ourselves in an experiential learning environment where participants are guided and supported in the process of developing a . Cc marcus m barnes eds healing gardens therapeutic benefits and design recommendations john wiley and sons canada 1999 pp 437 504 view record in scopus google scholar 74
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