Creation Rx: An Exploration of Christian Primary Care Physician Responses to Implementing Nature Prescriptions

dc.contributor.advisorMcMahan, Kelli
dc.contributor.authorWeir, Lily
dc.contributor.departmentMedical Humanities.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University.en
dc.contributor.schoolsHonors College - Honors Programen
dc.date.accessioned2024-05-14T20:01:58Z
dc.date.available2024-05-14T20:01:58Z
dc.date.copyright2024
dc.date.issued2024
dc.description.abstractMany chronic illnesses that Americans suffer from can be alleviated through time in nature. In addition to the medicinal effects of time spent outdoors, nature plays a key role in the Christian faith and offers spiritual benefits. Some clinicians and medical practices have already adopted nature prescription programs to treat these chronic illnesses. This thesis reviews the scientific and theological evidence for the benefits of time in nature and provides a qualitative analysis of the role of Christian faith in implementing park prescriptions through multiple interviews with Christian primary care physicians. These findings will assist public health professionals and medical administrators in identifying and removing future barriers for nature prescriptions while contributing to the growing literature on medicine and religion.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2104/12628
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsBaylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact libraryquestions@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide access
dc.subjectParkRX.
dc.subjectNature prescription.
dc.subjectMedical humanities.
dc.subjectMedicine and religion.
dc.subjectTheology of creation.
dc.subjectNature.
dc.subjectNature and medicine.
dc.subjectChristian physician.
dc.subjectNature contact.
dc.subjectOutdoor access.
dc.subjectParks.
dc.titleCreation Rx: An Exploration of Christian Primary Care Physician Responses to Implementing Nature Prescriptions
dc.typeThesisen

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