'Gardening without Borders': reflections on the results of a survey of practitioners of an 'unstructured' profession
- FIELDHOUSE Jon, SEMPIK Joe
- Journal article citation:
- British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70(10), October 2007, pp.449-453.
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.
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- professional associations, staff, surveys, therapeutic horticulture, therapies, therapy and treatment, gardening;
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- United Kingdom
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