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Green care : for human therapy, social innovation, rural economy, and education

Author: Christos Gallis
Publisher: New York : Nova Science Publishers, ©2013.
Series: Public health in the 21st century series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Today, in a global level, the health sector and social services need alternatives to traditional medical treatment, therapy, rehabilitation, and work training.

Green care is the use of agricultural farms and the biotic and abiotic elements of nature for health and therapy-promoting interventions as a base for promoting human mental and physical health, as well as quality of life.

Animals, plants, crops, gardens, forests, and the landscape are used in recreational or work-related activities for: Psychiatric patients, mentally disabled persons, people with learning disabilities, depression and burnout problems, or a drug and alcohol addiction history, including youth and elderly people, young offenders, prisoners, people effected by natural disasters, and social service clients. Green care practices may be also useful for everyone who wants to maintain a health and quality life, and for students for on farm education.

Besides science and practice, Green Care is a Global Innovative Movement with health, care, social, economical, educational, and political dimensions.

This book presents up-to-data scientific knowledge in Green care, its definitions and theories, and findings to show the beneficial effects of Green care on human health and well being. Also, presents the social, political, economical, and educational aspects of Green care."--Pub. desc.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christos Gallis
ISBN: 1624174795 9781624174797
OCLC Number: 838416650
Notes: "Nova biomedical."
Description: viii, 356 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part I --
Introduction-Origins, Definitions, and Theories of Green Care --
Chapter 1. What is Green Care? Introduction, History, and Origins / Christos Gallis --
Chapter 2. Green Care: Origins and Activities / Joe Sempik and Rachel Bragg --
Chapter 3. Explaining Green Care: Theories and Constructs / Joe Sempik and Anna A. Adevi --
Part II --
Effects of Green Care on Human Health: Current Scientific Research Results --
Chapter 4. Introducing Green Care Research / Dorit Haubenhofer, Luisa Demattio and Sigrid Geber --
Chapter 5. Benefits of Animal-assisted Interventions for Different Target Groups in a Green Care Context / Bente Berget [and others] --
Chapter 6. Effects of Green Care Farms on Different Client Groups: Experiences from the Netherlands / Simone de Bruin, Reina Ferwerda-van Zonneveld, Marjolein Elings and Jan Hassink --
Chapter 7. Therapeutic Horticulture in a Green Care Context for Clinical Depression: Cognitive Benefits and Active Components / Marianne Thorsen Gonzalez --
Chapter 8. Benefits of Forest and Forest Environment on Human Health in a Green Care Context: An Introduction to Forest Medicine / Qing Li --
Part III --
Social, Political, and Educations aspects of Green care --
Chapter 9. Social Aspects of Green Care / Chris Leck, Dominic Upton and Nick Evans --
Chapter 10. Policies and Strategies of Green Care in Europe / Thomas van Elsen and Roberto Finuola --
Chapter 11. Political Cultures Reflected in the Social Recognition of New Practices: A Comparison of Green Care Farming in Austria and the Netherlands / Renate Renner and Dorit Karla Haubenhofer --
Chapter 12. Structure and Economics of Green Care in the Netherlands / Gabe Venema [and others] --
Chapter 13. Learning on Green Care Farms / Dorit Haubenhofer [and others] --
Part IV --
Green Care in the World: Practice and Trends in Europe, Japan, and U.S. --
Chapter 14. The Development and Diversity of Green Care across Europe / Jan Hassink --
Chapter 15. Green Care in Japan / Masahiro Toyoda --
Chapter 16. Green Care: Farming for Health in the U.S.A. / Paula Diane Relf.
Series Title: Public health in the 21st century series.
Responsibility: Christos Gallis, editor.

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"Today, in a global level, the health sector and social services need alternatives to traditional medical treatment, therapy, rehabilitation, and work training.

Green care is the use of agricultural farms and the biotic and abiotic elements of nature for health and therapy-promoting interventions as a base for promoting human mental and physical health, as well as quality of life.

Animals, plants, crops, gardens, forests, and the landscape are used in recreational or work-related activities for: Psychiatric patients, mentally disabled persons, people with learning disabilities, depression and burnout problems, or a drug and alcohol addiction history, including youth and elderly people, young offenders, prisoners, people effected by natural disasters, and social service clients. Green care practices may be also useful for everyone who wants to maintain a health and quality life, and for students for on farm education.

Besides science and practice, Green Care is a Global Innovative Movement with health, care, social, economical, educational, and political dimensions.

This book presents up-to-data scientific knowledge in Green care, its definitions and theories, and findings to show the beneficial effects of Green care on human health and well being. Also, presents the social, political, economical, and educational aspects of Green care."--Pub. desc.

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