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Engström, Britta Lena (2007) Naturen och trädgårdens betydelse för återhämtning vid utmattningssyndrom - kvinnors berättelser. Other thesis, SLU.

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Nature and garden have always had meaning in human's life and succesfully seen as having health giving effects. Health is a state of equilibrium between physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being. The individual's health is depending of how the society looks and how the individual manages to live her life in it. Stress is one of our time's large public health problems and leads in some cases to burned out syndrome. Stay in nature gives recovery according to theories of environmental psychology. The aim of this study was to examine how women who suffered from burned out syndrome experienced the importance of stay in nature and garden in recovery. The study was based from qualitative method with narratives as approach. The study included five women and their narratives were based on semi-structured narrative interviews. The result developed in that the narrative analysis lead to interpreted and contextualized narratives, which came with an analysis of narratives that lead to patterns. These were: course of events, favorite places in the nature the women visited, favorite places in the own garden, stimulation of different senses by stay in nature and garden environments, experiences of nature and garden in different seasons, how nature and garden affected the women's emotional life. Aspects on the interplay between the women's experience of nature and garden are discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: natur, trädgård, utmattningssyndrom, kvinnor, återhämtning, berättelser, miljöpsykologi, utbrändhet
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science > Dept. of Work Science, Business Economics and Environmental Psychology
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
Depositing User: Inga-Lill Olsson
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2008
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 10:01
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/2376

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