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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/622006
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
Growing in Recovery: A Service Learning Case Study
Author(s):
Eymard, Amanda; Rodrigue, Heidi
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Xi Zeta
Author Details:
Amanda Eymard, DNS, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CNE, Professional Experience: My career began as an LPN when I was just 18 years old. Geriatrics has always been my passion and still is today. I have worked with this population in every setting imaginable. In my current position as Assistant Professor of Nursing at Nicholls State University (NSU), I participate in grant activities to promote educational experiences specific to geriatrics. Six separate grants have been funded since my arrival to NSU. I have three publications. I am currently working on two publications. Author Summary: Dr. Eymard has served as a nurse educator for over ten years and continues to be passionate about mental health nursing, especially substance abuse with the goal of de-stigmatizing addiction and the treatment of addiction. She is also a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and works with this patient population as an NP also.
Abstract:
This qualitative case study utilized heuristic phenomenology to explore the potential impact of initiating a garden at a halfway house. For the service learning project, a garden was developed by nursing students in collaboration with clients at the facility. A grant from Sigma Theta Tau funded the project. During this project, one client emerged as the primary caretaker of the garden. This male client, undergoing rehabilitation for drug abuse, became the subject of the case study. A senior nursing student mentored by a faculty member conducted the case study. Over a period of five months, the subject was interviewed extensively during several different encounters to gain an understanding of his lived experience regarding drug abuse, rehabilitation, and the garden. The interviews were transcribed, and then line by line analysis was performed by the nursing student and faculty mentor. This opportunity was the student's first exposure to nursing research and allowed the student to participate in an actual research study. Coding was implemented to identify five themes: new beginning, growth, bumps in the road, hard work, and fruits of labor. Over the course of the case study, the student discovered correlations and illustrates these with a five month timeline. While the garden benefitted the halfway house by providing vegetables for the clients to eat, the experience also impacted the nursing student. The nursing student was able to establish a rapport with the client and over time, better understood addiction and the treatment of addiciton. Nursing students need to engage in positive experiences with patients struggling with addiction so they can better relate to the clients and reduce the stigma associated with drug addiction. In conclusion, the subject, the nursing student, and the garden grew and flourished as a result of the service learning project involving a few plants, water, and much hard work and dedication.
Keywords:
addiction; nursing education; service learning
Repository Posting Date:
21-Jul-2017
Date of Publication:
21-Jul-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST320
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship

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dc.titleGrowing in Recovery: A Service Learning Case Studyen_US
dc.contributor.authorEymard, Amandaen
dc.contributor.authorRodrigue, Heidien
dc.contributor.departmentXi Zetaen
dc.author.detailsAmanda Eymard, DNS, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CNE, Professional Experience: My career began as an LPN when I was just 18 years old. Geriatrics has always been my passion and still is today. I have worked with this population in every setting imaginable. In my current position as Assistant Professor of Nursing at Nicholls State University (NSU), I participate in grant activities to promote educational experiences specific to geriatrics. Six separate grants have been funded since my arrival to NSU. I have three publications. I am currently working on two publications. Author Summary: Dr. Eymard has served as a nurse educator for over ten years and continues to be passionate about mental health nursing, especially substance abuse with the goal of de-stigmatizing addiction and the treatment of addiction. She is also a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and works with this patient population as an NP also.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/622006-
dc.description.abstract<div class="sectionbox"> <div class="section paperreviewdisplay paperdefaultdisplay reviewdisplay defaultdisplay"> <div class="columnwrapper"> <div class="displayinfo leftcolumn"> <div class="section"> <div class="item">This qualitative case study utilized heuristic phenomenology to explore the potential impact of initiating a garden at a halfway house. For the service learning project, a garden was developed by nursing students in collaboration with clients at the facility. A grant from Sigma Theta Tau funded the project. During this project, one client emerged as the primary caretaker of the garden. This male client, undergoing rehabilitation for drug abuse, became the subject of the case study. A senior nursing student mentored by a faculty member conducted the case study. Over a period of five months, the subject was interviewed extensively during several different encounters to gain an understanding of his lived experience regarding drug abuse, rehabilitation, and the garden. The interviews were transcribed, and then line by line analysis was performed by the nursing student and faculty mentor. This opportunity was the student's first exposure to nursing research and allowed the student to participate in an actual research study. Coding was implemented to identify five themes: new beginning, growth, bumps in the road, hard work, and fruits of labor. Over the course of the case study, the student discovered correlations and illustrates these with a five month timeline. While the garden benefitted the halfway house by providing vegetables for the clients to eat, the experience also impacted the nursing student. The nursing student was able to establish a rapport with the client and over time, better understood addiction and the treatment of addiciton. Nursing students need to engage in positive experiences with patients struggling with addiction so they can better relate to the clients and reduce the stigma associated with drug addiction. In conclusion, the subject, the nursing student, and the garden grew and flourished as a result of the service learning project involving a few plants, water, and much hard work and dedication.</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div>en
dc.subjectaddictionen
dc.subjectnursing educationen
dc.subjectservice learningen
dc.date.available2017-07-21T14:07:08Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-21-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-21T14:07:08Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
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