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Nature-Based Therapeutic Interventions

  • Ulrika K. Stigsdotter
  • Anna Maria Palsdottir
  • Ambra Burls
  • Alessandra Chermaz
  • Francesco Ferrini
  • Patrik Grahn
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Abstract

The point of departure of this chapter is to view nature-based settings as an important asset for improvement and promotion of health. During the last decades the concepts of healthy nature-based settings and accompanying treatment programs have been referred to by many names, making the subject difficult to interpret. Here the development of the theoretical framework and the research area are described. The second part of the chapter focuses on the structure of a therapy program and the health design of the nature-based setting. From the theories and experiences, including both research as well as best practice presented, the chapter ends with recommendations for future aims of research projects within this area.

Keywords

Occupational Therapy Community Garden Client Group Therapeutic Setting Landscape Architect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrika K. Stigsdotter
    • 1
  • Anna Maria Palsdottir
    • 2
  • Ambra Burls
    • 3
  • Alessandra Chermaz
    • 4
  • Francesco Ferrini
    • 5
  • Patrik Grahn
    • 2
  1. 1.Forest & Landscape DenmarkUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Work Science, Business Economics and Environmental PsychologySwedish University of Agricultural SciencesUppsalaSweden
  3. 3.Man and the Biosphere Urban ForumUNESCOLyme RegisUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Free lanceTriesteItaly
  5. 5.Department of Plant, Soil and Environmental ScienceUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

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