The Health Benefits of the Human-Nature Connection
In the last 12 months, more than 600 peer-reviewed scientific articles have been published on the benefits of the human-nature connection. The following selection illustrates the benefits of nature in the healthcare industry.
Frumkin, H., Bratman, G.N., Breslow, S.J., Cockran, B., Kahn, P.H., Lawler, J.J., Levin, P.S., Tandon, P.S., Varanasi, U., Wolf, K.L., Wood, S.A., (2017). Nature contact and human health: A research agenda. Environmental Health Perspectives. Access Summary; Access Study
Franco, L.S., Shanahan, D.F., Fuller, R.A., (2017). A review of the benefits of nature experiences: More than meets the eye. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(8). Access Summary; Access Study
Weinberger, N., Butler, A.G., Schumacher, P.A., Brown, R.L., McGee, B., (2017). Child life specialists' evaluation of hospital playroom design: A mixed method inquiry. Journal of Interior Design, 42(2), 71-91. Access Summary; Access Study
Ferreira, J.G., Venter, E., (2016). The interconnectedness between well-being and the natural environment. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 15(4), 291-300. Access Summary; Access Study
*summaries provided by the Children & Nature Network www.childrenandnature.org