PALLIATIVE CARE. SOUNDS AND SENSES IN THE GARDEN Charles Sourby, MS Ed . Bonsai Gardens, Seed Starting, Aroma Therapy, Plants of the Bible, Garden Prayers, Useful Terminology, Useful Plants .
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SOUNDS AND SENSES IN THE GARDEN
Charles Sourby, MS Ed.
Bonsai Gardens, Seed Starting, Aroma Therapy,
Plants of the Bible, Garden Prayers, Useful Terminology,
Learn how therapeutic recreation & Horticultural therapy addresses a patient’s negative feelings; threats to self esteem, and help restore a sense of control, contributing to an improved health related quality of life.
To affect the quality of the day is the highest of arts.
Henry David Thoreau
Horticultural therapists, traditionally concerned with the quality and potential of human life, face a difficult challenge in providing Horticultural Therapy in settings that serve people with life threatening illnesses such as advanced or end-stage cancer.
Conference On Care Near The End Of Life, Harvard Medical School. Division of Continuing Education, Boston 1995
Turk & Feldman 1992
In Palliative Care, the sense of non-abandonment is paramount.
Aaronson & Beckman--1987
Brietbart & Holland—1993
The patient, often in pain, is to endure life’s final stages. (In some cases the diagnoses is less than ninety days old.) The patient receives palliative medical treatment and has psychosocial needs addressed through contact support, compassion, and comfort provided by a number of disciplines to help complete life with dignity and grace.
Case Study:Barbara (see hand-out)
We are invited to discover the inner garden of our soul. Connecting the soil seed and gardens leads us to the presence of God and the mysterious rhythm of healing and growth.
Explore the healing of the soul that gardening and gardens offer.