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Minnesträdgården: En kvalitativ intervjuundersökning om hur ett trädgårdsprojekt påverkar äldre boende på Djuröhemmet avseende välbefinnande och delaktighet
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study aims to explore how a gardening project with elderly living in Djuröhemmet, a nursing home outside Stockholm, affected them regarding psychological well-being and their experience of participation during the planning and construction of the memory garden. The gardening project is new in its kind by allowing the residents to influence the design of the garden by sharing the project leader their gardening memories from previous parts of their life and by wishing for specific plants and items.  The method being used was qualitative interviews where we interviewed seven people living in Djuröhemmet who participated in all or parts of the project. The theoretical framework is Molins (2004) definition of participation, but also theories of meaningfulness, social needs and gerotranscendence were applied. The results indicate that the participants did not realize that their involvement during the planning helped developed the garden. Also, they did not feel that their participation during the gardens construction by attending and commenting the work was considered to be participation as they lacked the ability to be physically active. Their view of participation differs from the theoretical definition. Nevertheless, we found several benefits of the garden regarding its impact on psychological well-being.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 56 p.
Keyword [en]
participation, psychological well-being, elderly, nursing home, gardening project, garden, memory garden, therapeutic gardens
Keyword [sv]
delaktighet, psykologiskt välbefinnande, äldre, särskilt boende, trädgårdsprojekt, trädgård, minnesträdgård, terapeutiska trädgårdar
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-90458OAI: diva2:625500
Available from: 2013-10-14 Created: 2013-06-04 Last updated: 2013-10-14Bibliographically approved

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