Since the introduction of the Snoezelen, or Sensory Environment, into the UK, there has been widespread interest within many aspects of health care, along with the expansion of its use within learning disability and mental health settings. The purpose of this book is to consolidate the experience and evidence collected by a number of users in the field who have pioneered the approach within their own specialist areas and many of whom are actively involved in the dissemination of the concepts through the Snoezelen World Wide Foundation. Each chapter therefore describes the application of Snoezelen environments in a particular field and the implications of setting up a Snoezelen facility, along with exploration of appropriate concepts and evidence collected from practice with guidance and recommendations for those who may wish to take on board the approach. The book is designed to provide a useful guide to anyone who may be considering setting up this facility within their own practice area.
Pat Schofield is Lecturer in Nursing Studies at University of Sheffield. Application in care of the individual with chronic pain; Roger Hutchinson is Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Ash Green Hospital, Chesterfield.
Hardcover 240 pages (June 2000)
Publisher: Free Association Books