What a great initiative, on the Shetland Island in Scotland , that doctors are authorised to prescribe “nature” to their patients. Shetland even has a Nature Prescriptions Calendar, of nature prescription suggestions that accompanies the program, filled with attractive and practical nature-related suggestions.
Doctors have welcomed the therapy, which they hope can reduce the reliance on medication for some patients.Nature as medicine, preventive and curative, this is how it should be in health care (programmes) all over the world!
Nature For Health applauds this Scottish initiative, and will help to profile it as a best practise example, which deserves to be followed all over Europe and the world.
Sources: World Economic Forum, Doctors can now prescribe nature https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/10/doctors-in-scotland-can-now-prescribe-nature and Nature Prescriptions calendar https://www.healthyshetland.com/site/assets/files/1178/730-1309-17-18_nature_prescriptions_calendar_4sep.pdf and https://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/shetland-to-see-nature-prescriptions-rolled-out-across-island-1-4810265Picture: https://www.healthyshetland.com