USask students help launch PaRx program to allow physicians to prescribe time in nature

July 14, 2021
University of Saskatchewan medical students Brooklyn Rawlyk and Sehjal Bhargava have helped to launch the PaRx program, which will allow physicians in Saskatchewan to prescribe spending time in nature. “What I love about the idea of a nature prescription is that really as long as a patient can have a meaningful experience with nature, that is enough to be able to get those health benefits,” said Rawlyk. “It was surprisingly taken quite well. I think the best part about this was finding out how many physicians are already informally prescribing nature.” The program is supported by the Saskatchewan Medical Association. CBC (SK)