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End-of-Life care in a community garden: Findings from a Participatory Action Research project in regional Australia
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-19, 03:22 authored by Pauline MarshPauline Marsh, Gartell, G, Egg, G, Nolan, A, Dorothy Cross
This article presents findings from research that explored how a community garden might function as a place of end-of-life and bereavement support. Adopting Participatory Action Research (PAR) methods, and informed by Third Place theory and notions of therapeutic landscape, creative consultations were held in the Garden and people's homes. The findings provide insights into the nature of informal care as it is played out in the liminal garden space, between home and institution. The results illuminate the therapeutic landscape of community gardens, and contribute new understandings to the fields of PAR, health geography and end-of-life care.
Okines Community House
Publication titleHealth and Place
Department/SchoolSchool of Health Sciences
PublisherPergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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