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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147452
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurturing Life
Abstract:
Nurturing Life
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:LaBrosse, Patricia
P.I. Institution Name:University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Horticultural Therapy involves plant and plant-related activities that are aimed at improving the social, physical, psychological and general health of the participants. It focuses on the value of the process rather than the end product. Individuals who have been diagnosed with developmental disabilities, mental illnesses, and physical disabilities have enhanced their lives by simply working with plants. Other special populations such as older adults, adult and youth criminal offenders, and substance abusers have found Horticultural Therapy to improve the quality of their lives. This therapeutic modality can be of significance to nursing practice in that it can provide an avenue for self-expression as well as demonstrate scholarly activity through transdisciplinary collaborative research. Faculty members from the College of Applied Life Sciences and from the College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions engaged in research related to the application of Horticultural Therapy with older adults. The researchers launched the project with six voluntary participants in a long-term care facility. Horticultural Therapy provides an opportunity to self-nurture through the nurturance of plants and engaging in plant-related activities. The research participants experienced the opportunity to create, nurture, enhance self-esteem, and express their uniqueness through activities such as making botanical note cards, propagating plants, painting terra cotta ports and creating dish gardens. This art form fostered trust and self-disclosure within the group, facilitated holistic communication, and provided a new and innovative experience of mutuality of caring.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurturing Lifeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147452-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nurturing Life</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">LaBrosse, Patricia</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Louisiana at Lafayette</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lahasky@aol.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Horticultural Therapy involves plant and plant-related activities that are aimed at improving the social, physical, psychological and general health of the participants. It focuses on the value of the process rather than the end product. Individuals who have been diagnosed with developmental disabilities, mental illnesses, and physical disabilities have enhanced their lives by simply working with plants. Other special populations such as older adults, adult and youth criminal offenders, and substance abusers have found Horticultural Therapy to improve the quality of their lives. This therapeutic modality can be of significance to nursing practice in that it can provide an avenue for self-expression as well as demonstrate scholarly activity through transdisciplinary collaborative research. Faculty members from the College of Applied Life Sciences and from the College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions engaged in research related to the application of Horticultural Therapy with older adults. The researchers launched the project with six voluntary participants in a long-term care facility. Horticultural Therapy provides an opportunity to self-nurture through the nurturance of plants and engaging in plant-related activities. The research participants experienced the opportunity to create, nurture, enhance self-esteem, and express their uniqueness through activities such as making botanical note cards, propagating plants, painting terra cotta ports and creating dish gardens. This art form fostered trust and self-disclosure within the group, facilitated holistic communication, and provided a new and innovative experience of mutuality of caring.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:32:34Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:32:34Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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