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End-of-Life care in a community garden: Findings from a Participatory Action Research project in regional Australia

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Marsh, P and Gartell, G and Egg, G and Nolan, A and Cross, M, End-of-Life care in a community garden: Findings from a Participatory Action Research project in regional Australia, Health and Place, 45 pp. 110-116. ISSN 1353-8292 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.03.006

Abstract

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.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:End of life; Therapeutic landscape; Community gardens; Palliative care; PAR; Third Place
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Primary Health Care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Palliative Care
Author:Marsh, P (Dr Pauline Marsh)
Author:Cross, M (Dr Merylin Cross)
ID Code:115464
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2017-03-27
Last Modified:2017-05-22
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