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The Journey of Recovery and Empowerment Embraced by Nature - Clients' Perspectives on Nature-Based Rehabilitation in Relation to the Role of the Natural Environment

Palsdottir, Anna Maria and Persson, Dennis and Persson, Birgitta and Grahn, Patrik (2014). The Journey of Recovery and Empowerment Embraced by Nature - Clients' Perspectives on Nature-Based Rehabilitation in Relation to the Role of the Natural Environment. International journal of environmental research and public health. 11:7, 7094-7115
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Abstract

This paper presents findings from real life situations, a longitudinal single case study on the role of natural environments in nature-based rehabilitation (NBR) for individuals with stress-related mental disorders, at the Alnarp Rehabilitation Garden in Sweden. A sample of 43 former clients voluntarily participated in semi-structured interview, and the data were analyzed according to interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA). Three main superordinate themes were identified as the three phases of NBR-Prelude, Recuperating and Empowerment-explaining and illuminating the role of the natural environments in each phase. An explanatory model of NBR in this context is presented including the three phases of NBR, IRP supportive occupations and a pyramid of supporting environments. A new component of supportive environments was identified and herby named, Social quietness, an important component facilitating personal and intimate engagement with the natural environments.

Authors/Creators:Palsdottir, Anna Maria and Persson, Dennis and Persson, Birgitta and Grahn, Patrik
Title:The Journey of Recovery and Empowerment Embraced by Nature - Clients' Perspectives on Nature-Based Rehabilitation in Relation to the Role of the Natural Environment
Series/Journal:International journal of environmental research and public health (10382270)
Year of publishing :2014
Volume:11
Number:7
Page range:7094-7115
Number of Pages:22
Publisher:MDPI AG
ISSN:1660-4601
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Landscape Architecture
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 3 Medical and Health Sciences > 305 Other Medical Sciences > Other Medical Sciences not elsewhere specified
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 3 Medical and Health Sciences > 303 Health Sciences > Occupational Therapy
Keywords:supportive environment, horticulture therapy, stress restoration, therapeutic landscape, evidence-based health design, social quietness
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2265
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2265
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Type of IDID
Web of Science (WoS)000339989500031
DOI10.3390/ijerph110707094
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ID Code:11543
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Work Science, Business Economics, and Environmental Psychology
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:15 Dec 2014 10:25
Metadata Last Modified:23 Dec 2014 06:39

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