Journal article

Nature-based supportive care opportunities: a conceptual framework

Sarah Blaschke, Clare C O'Callaghan, Penelope Schofield

BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Given preliminary evidence for positive health outcomes related to contact with nature for cancer populations, research is warranted to ascertain possible strategies for incorporating nature-based care opportunities into oncology contexts as additional strategies for addressing multidimensional aspects of cancer patients' health and recovery needs. The objective of this study was to consolidate existing research related to nature-based supportive care opportunities and generate a conceptual framework for discerning relevant applications in the supportive care setting. METHODS: Drawing on research investigating nature-based engagement in oncology contexts, a two-step analytic proce..

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