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von Friesen, Lina (2008) Trädgårdsmästarens roll i en rehabiliteringsträdgård. Other thesis, SLU.

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Abstract

The aim of this essay is to find out how different factors influence the occupational role in a rehabilitation garden. The study is based on two qualitative interviews with and shadowing of the gardeners in the rehabilitation gardens of Alnarp and Gröna Rehab in Gothenburg. The result shows that the main factors that influence the occupational role is the gardener's background, the garden/place, the participants, the team and the possibilities for development. The occupational role appears to consist of several different roles; the team-worker, the activity and project manager, the source of inspiration, the educationalist, the informer, the therapist and the fellow human being. These, combined with the factors that are important for the role, influence each other respectively and to be aware of them is of great importance. Through awareness the gardener can use them in the best possible way. In rehabilitation work with the garden as a tool, it is about developing through the seeking of knowledge by putting together an own unity and science. The goal with the work is the development of the participants. The entire occupational role appears to be very complex. The gardeners' occupational role and the factors that influence him/her can be summarized with the one word: balance.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: trädgårdsterapi, rehabiliteringsträdgårdar, trädgårdsmästare, yrkesroller, praktisk kunskap
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science > Dept. of Work Science, Business Economics and Environmental Psychology
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
Depositing User: Lina von Friesen
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 10:04
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/2602

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