Dimensions of a people-plant-place paradigm in horticultural therapy

Aldous, D. E. (2015). Dimensions of a people-plant-place paradigm in horticultural therapy. In: S. A. Park and C. Shoemaker, XI International People Plant Symposium on Diversity: Towards a New Vision of Nature. XI International People Plant Symposium, Baarlo (Venlo), The Netherlands, (53-60). 6-8 September 2015.

Author Aldous, D. E.
Title of paper Dimensions of a people-plant-place paradigm in horticultural therapy
Conference name XI International People Plant Symposium
Conference location Baarlo (Venlo), The Netherlands
Conference dates 6-8 September 2015
Convener Beerens, Annette
Proceedings title XI International People Plant Symposium on Diversity: Towards a New Vision of Nature   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Acta Horticulturae   Check publisher's open access policy
Publisher International Society for Horticultural Science
Publication Year 2015
Year available 2015
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISBN 9789462610866
ISSN 0567-7572
Editor S. A. Park
C. Shoemaker
Volume 1093
Start page 53
End page 60
Total pages 8
Chapter number 5
Total chapters 20
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract/Summary A people-plant-place paradigm is a pattern or model that can come from a mutually beneficial construct (idea or theory) where plants and plant activities exist as primary sources of food and amenity, with the supporting services engaging in scientific and social research in order to sustain the environmental, social and health benefits of the paradigm. In designing an ideal paradigm, as a complimentary intervention in health care, there is need to provide specific and documented goals, and conduct social and/or scientific research to provide valid outcomes in health, well-being and quality of life. The focus for this desktop research is to review the component parts of a peopleplant-place paradigm and promote the science and research value of plants and gardening activities for palliative care patients. Results confirms that healthful benefits can accrue when people connect with plants by viewing, planting, growing, and/or caring for them in a health care setting. Two studies describe the paradigm where horticulture and garden activities have been successfully used as an intervention in the care of palliative care patients. Future research needs to be conducted in developing new and ideal case studies in time that incorporate the principles and practices associated with this paradigm. For such studies to be socially and scientifically valid there is a need for the team leader to have a good understanding of the social and scientific method in developing such case studies.
Keyword Therapeutic horticulture
Health and well-being
Green open space
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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