STUDY INTO THE EFFECT OF SPENDING TIME IN NATURE ON PSYCHIATRIC PATIENTS

A study will be conducted by PhD student of Faculty of Forestry University of Belgrade Maja Vujčić, under the mentorship of Prof. Jelena Tomićević-Dubljević, Prof. Mihailo Grbić and Prof. dr Dušica Lečić-Toševski. The study will examine the effect of spending time in nature on psychiatric patients. It will be done at the Day hospital of the Institute in the next couple of months. Paients will be going to the Botanical garden during the afternoon every workday organized by the staff of the Day hospital. This study is another example in which the Institute is trying to further upgrade the service patients are getting, and also the support for scientific work that the Institute is dedicated to.