Greenery in and around nursing homes, hospitals and clinics is beneficial for the climate inside and outside the organisation, and has a positive effect on the patients’ state of mind and ability to recover, as well as the general well-being of patients, staff and visitors. This document provides information on the benefits of greenery in relation to recovery and well-being, including references to scientific literature. It concludes with some tips on how to ensure the successful and beneficial inclusion of greenery.
|Publisher||Wageningen University & Research|
|Number of pages||6|
|Place of Publication||Wageningen|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- patient care
- public green areas
- botanical gardens
- social welfare
- health indicators
Hiemstra, J. A., de Vries, S., & Spijker, J. H. (2017). Green and Healthcare: A summary of the positive effects of greenery on well-being in recovery environments. Wageningen: Wageningen University & Research.