Nurse-Client Collaboration in Designing an Outdoor Healing Space

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148337
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurse-Client Collaboration in Designing an Outdoor Healing Space
Abstract:
Nurse-Client Collaboration in Designing an Outdoor Healing Space
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Schlenker, Emily
P.I. Institution Name:Illinois State University
This paper describes a project carried out with the cooperation of clients on a chronic forensic psychiatric inpatient unit in a large state hospital. Client diagnoses included schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder, substance addiction and various personality disorders. The intention was to involve the clients in the creation of a therapeutic outdoor milieu as a means of facilitating their participation in treatment regimens, with a long-term goal of appropriate interpersonal interaction and social functions. An outdoor courtyard was available on this locked unit. Paved with bare concrete, this space afforded little in the way of supportive environmental characteristics, and was used largely for pacing and smoking by the clients. Several important components of an outdoor therapeutic space were considered, as were safety and security concerns. The clients were encouraged to become involved in the planning and design process. Their ideas and suggestions were incorporated into the final design of the courtyard space. Benefits of the project included active involvement by the clients and a decrease in inappropriate client behavior. The concept of an outdoor healing space design has broad applicability in hospital and community-based healthcare settings.
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.titleNurse-Client Collaboration in Designing an Outdoor Healing Spaceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148337-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nurse-Client Collaboration in Designing an Outdoor Healing Space</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">Schlenker, Emily</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Illinois State University</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">eschle@ilstu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This paper describes a project carried out with the cooperation of clients on a chronic forensic psychiatric inpatient unit in a large state hospital. Client diagnoses included schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder, substance addiction and various personality disorders. The intention was to involve the clients in the creation of a therapeutic outdoor milieu as a means of facilitating their participation in treatment regimens, with a long-term goal of appropriate interpersonal interaction and social functions. An outdoor courtyard was available on this locked unit. Paved with bare concrete, this space afforded little in the way of supportive environmental characteristics, and was used largely for pacing and smoking by the clients. Several important components of an outdoor therapeutic space were considered, as were safety and security concerns. The clients were encouraged to become involved in the planning and design process. Their ideas and suggestions were incorporated into the final design of the courtyard space. Benefits of the project included active involvement by the clients and a decrease in inappropriate client behavior. The concept of an outdoor healing space design has broad applicability in hospital and community-based healthcare settings.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:43:42Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:43:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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