Watching Your Clients Bloom: A Collaborative Approach to Horticultural Therapy

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149391
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Watching Your Clients Bloom: A Collaborative Approach to Horticultural Therapy
Abstract:
Watching Your Clients Bloom: A Collaborative Approach to Horticultural Therapy
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. The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate a transdisciplinary collaborative effort in a Horticultural Therapy research project. As a result of a university-based research initiative, a faculty member from the College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions partnered with a faculty member from the College of Applied Life Sciences to engage in research related to the application of Horticultural Therapy with older adults. A $15,000 grant was awarded to fund the project. Funding was a combination of an external community award and internal university matching funds. The researchers launched the project with six voluntary participants in a long-term care facility. The research design included both quantitative and qualitative methods. Activities included making botanical note cards, propagating plants, painting terra cotta pots, and creating dish gardens. Verbal comments from participants indicate a desire that a project of this type be ongoing. Immediate plans for the study include increasing the number of participants. Formal statistical analysis is forthcoming.
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.titleWatching Your Clients Bloom: A Collaborative Approach to Horticultural Therapyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149391-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Watching Your Clients Bloom: A Collaborative Approach to Horticultural Therapy</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. The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate a transdisciplinary collaborative effort in a Horticultural Therapy research project. As a result of a university-based research initiative, a faculty member from the College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions partnered with a faculty member from the College of Applied Life Sciences to engage in research related to the application of Horticultural Therapy with older adults. A $15,000 grant was awarded to fund the project. Funding was a combination of an external community award and internal university matching funds. The researchers launched the project with six voluntary participants in a long-term care facility. The research design included both quantitative and qualitative methods. Activities included making botanical note cards, propagating plants, painting terra cotta pots, and creating dish gardens. Verbal comments from participants indicate a desire that a project of this type be ongoing. Immediate plans for the study include increasing the number of participants. Formal statistical analysis is forthcoming.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:01:28Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:01:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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