Q1 - What is Nature Prescription?
Ans - When a physician or a healthcare worker prescribes, counsels, or advises in a written or verbal format to spend time with nature to do small things to protect nature, climate, or environment is known as Nature Prescription.
Q2 - Why is it getting popular?
Ans - It is gaining popularity among the medical fraternity because it is helping patients in their recovery; it is creating awareness regarding climate change, nature, environment, and pollution; and it is adding value to medical prescriptions with a broader initiative.
Q3 - How it Helps?
Ans - Multiple Scientific Studies have shown that it helps in the physical, mental, social, and spiritual dimensions of health. Its benefits enhance the clinical outcomes and go beyond that in creating social connectedness and awareness. Simultaneously physicians and healthcare professionals also get sensitized and play their much-needed role in preventing climate change and environmental pollution. To learn more about Scientific Studies - Click Here.
Q4 - How the Uttarakhand Initiative is different?
Ans - In Uttarakhand, we are incorporating prescribing to act to protect the environment and climate along with spending time with nature.
Q5 - How the Nature Prescription is conceptually different from other awareness programs?
Ans - In nature prescription, a doctor or a healthcare worker is involved, and the whole message is part of a doctor's prescription. It is considered as complementary to traditional prescription. It makes the entire advice as part of a prescription, and studies have shown that the chances of following the advice of a physician by people are better.
Q6 - What are the benefits?
Ans - The most crucial benefit of the nature prescription is that it places the issue of climate change and the environment in the center of health discourse, often lacking in the context. People get aware and start discussing climate change with their families, friends, and relatives. It will motivate people to ask their local, regional, and national governments questions.
Q7 - Why doctors and hospitals should adopt this practice?
Ans - It is the easiest and most appropriate way which has proven effectivity for physicians, healthcare professionals, hospitals, and healthcare systems to play their influential and leadership role in the prevention of climate change, controlling pollution, protecting the environment, and creating awareness about the climate change and global warming in individuals, and communities.
Q8 - Is there any scientific evidence behind this that is useful and effective?
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