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Golden Tradewell

During her 24 years of teaching in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program at McNeese State University, Dr. Tradewell developed a Transcultural Nursing course and brought students to Yucatan, Mexico. 


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Class Accreditation
All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.
This course is accredited by the following boards:
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.
Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia , South Carolina Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256. 
 
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Horticultural Therapy in Healthcare - A Therapeutic Treatment Modality

Contact Hours: 1.5
Cost: $15.00
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Horticultural Therapy in Healthcare - A Therapeutic Treatment Modality
For a complete list of accreditations for this course, please see the accreditation information box below the author’s bio.  All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.

This course is designed to assist health care professionals in designing a horticultural model to be used in a variety of settings. The value of using horticulture as a therapeutic model includes maximizing the social, cognitive, physical and/or psychological functioning in an individual, thus leading to an improved general health and well-being. Also, included are various types of gardening approaches to benefit an individual with special needs


Objectives


At the conclusion, participants will be able to:

1. Explain the influences on the profession of horticultural therapy.
2. Define horticultural therapy.
3. Discuss the types of settings horticultural therapy is used.
4. Give examples of 3 types of horticultural programs and goals for each type.
5. Identify the people horticultural therapy serves.
6. Recognize the benefits of horticultural therapy for both the individual and the community.
7. Explain the process of treatment planning, selecting activities to meet treatment objectives, and the purpose and importance of recording outcomes.
8. Identify gardening styles best suited for an individual with special needs.

Curriculum


Chapter 1 – Introduction


Chapter 2 - Shaping the Field Horticultural Therapy
What Is Horticultural Therapy
A. Definition
B. Horticulture as a therapeutic modality

Chapter 3 - Settings for Horticultural Therapy
A. Health care settings
B. Human service settings
C. Health promotion and wellness
D. Community development
Types of Horticultural Programs
A. Vocational programs
B. Therapeutic programs
C. Social or wellness programs

Chapter 4 - Setting Goals in the Different Programs
Five Focuses of Horticultural Activities
Understanding the People Served

Chapter 5 - Benefits of Horticultural Therapy


Chapter 6 - Understanding the Process – Treatment Teams
Treatment Teams
A. Examples of interdisciplinary teams
B. Treatment planning
Chapter 7 – Understanding the Process – Assessment, Goal Setting, and Objectives
A. Assessment
B. Goal-setting
C. Objectives

Chapter 8 – Understanding the Process – Intervention and Termination
A. Intervention
B. Termination

Chapter 9 – Understanding the Process – Activity Planning
A. Activity planning

Chapter 10 – Understanding the Process – Activity Selection to Meet Treatment Objectives
Activity selection to meet treatment objectives
A. Types of Program or Facility
B. Needs Assessment
C. Situational Assessment

Chapter 11 – Understanding the Process – Additional Considerations for Activity Planning
Additional considerations for activity planning
A. Staffing
B. Risk Management
C. Poisonous plants
D. Temperature
E. Flexibility

Chapter 12 – Understanding the Process – Evidence-Based Practice and Session Review
A. Evidence-based Practice
B. Session review

Chapter 13 – Understanding the Process – Planning for Seasonality, Resources, and Criteria for Selecting Activities
Planning for seasonality and efficient use of horticultural resources
A. Seasonal calendar
B. Planting calendar
C. Coordinating outdoor with indoor horticultural programming
Criteria for selecting horticultural activities

Chapter 14 – Understanding the Process - Documentation
Documentation: the professional process of recording outcomes
A. What is documentation?
B. General guidelines for documentation

Chapter 15 - Before You Begin

Chapter 16 - Types of Gardening Styles
A. Gardening in a raised bed or planter box
B. Variety of containers
C. Planting in a suspended garden
D. Vertical gardening

Chapter 17 Special Considerations for the Disabled
A. Choosing the right tools
B. Choosing the right position

Chapter 18 Tools for Gardening
A. Hand tools
B. Cushioning handles
C. Cushioning hands
D. Aids for extra support/Adapting tools
E. Long-handled hand tools

Chapter 19 Conclusion
References

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