Therapeutic landscapes: an evidence-based approach to designing healing gardens and restorative outdoor spaces

landscapesClare Cooper Marcus

This comprehensive and authoritative guide offers an evidence-based overview of healing gardens and therapeutic landscapes from planning to post-occupancy evaluation. It provides general guidelines for designers and other stakeholders in a variety of projects, as well as patient-specific guidelines covering twelve categories ranging from burn patients, psychiatric patients, to hospice and Alzheimer’s patients, among others. Sections on participatory design and funding offer valuable guidance to the entire team, not just designers, while a planting and maintenance chapter gives critical information to ensure that safety, longevity, and budgetary concerns are addressed.


Cultural awareness in healthcare: An action plan (EVIDEO)

cultureNursing Education on Video Series

To improve the delivery of culturally competent care, the federal government has established Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) standards. This program provides nurses and other healthcare professionals with valuable information and guidance about the CLAS standards and how they relate to similar standards of the Joint Commission.


Nonverbal communication: science and applications

nonverbalBy David Ricky Matsumoto, Mark G. Frank and Hyi Sung Hwang

Edited by three leading authorities on nonverbal behavior, this book examines state-of-the-art research and knowledge regarding nonverbal behavior and applies that scientific knowledge to a broad range of fields. The editors present a true scientist-practitioner model, blending cutting-edge behavioral science with real-world practical experience—the first of its kind to merge theoretical and practical worlds. The observations of the practitioners who share their insights and experience will inspire and generate many new research ideas. This book is a valuable resource for students, practitioners and professionals to discover the science behind the practice and to see how other professionals have incorporated nonverbal communication into practice.


Not so fast: thinking twice about technology

techBy Doug Hill

Technology is an ocean we’re immersed in. Until something goes wrong, we mostly take it for granted. Meanwhile we’re being shaped by it.

“Not So Fast” will change the way you think about technology. Not just digital technologies, but all technologies. The depth and breadth of the book’s perspective offers dozens of illuminating insights into the nature of the technological world we’ve created. It also raises penetrating questions about how human beings fit, or don’t fit, into that world.

Doug Hill is a best-selling journalist who has studied the history and philosophy of technology for twenty years. “Not So Fast” is filled with the voices of scholars and artists who have thought deeply about the meanings of machines. Readers of this meticulously researched, elegantly written book will come away with a heightened awareness of the underlying forces that drive our technologies—and of the ways our technologies are driving us.


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