'Gardening without Borders': reflections on the results of a survey of practitioners of an 'unstructured' profession

Authors:
FIELDHOUSE Jon, SEMPIK Joe
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70(10), October 2007, pp.449-453.
Publisher:
Sage

For several years, the social and therapeutic horticulture (STH) movement has been considering its own gradual professionalisation, as a way of raising its profile and ensuring standards of training and practice. A survey of 119 STH practitioners showed that the vast majority of respondents wanted a national body and the registration of projects and/or practitioners; over half wanted a protected job title; and there was a wish for more research-based evidence. The implications of this survey for the STH movement are discussed and issues of potential interest for occupational therapists are highlighted.

Subject terms:
professional associations, staff, surveys, therapeutic horticulture, therapies, therapy and treatment, gardening;
Content type:
research
Location(s):
United Kingdom
Link:
Journal home page
ISSN online:
1477-6006
ISSN print:
0308-0226

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