The Ecology of Health: Identifying Issues and Alternatives / Edition 1

The Ecology of Health: Identifying Issues and Alternatives / Edition 1

by Jennifer Chesworth
     
 

Our environment and our health are two major concerns in today's society, and it is increasingly apparent that preservation and survival of both are ultimately linked. The Ecology of Health presents an extensive discussion of the ethics, issues, and choices currently emerging in health and ecology. This groundbreaking volume reflects on our concepts of self, health,… See more details below

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Our environment and our health are two major concerns in today's society, and it is increasingly apparent that preservation and survival of both are ultimately linked. The Ecology of Health presents an extensive discussion of the ethics, issues, and choices currently emerging in health and ecology. This groundbreaking volume reflects on our concepts of self, health, and nature and how we perceive ourselves in relation to our bodies, our environment, and our beliefs about what is healthy. Contributors examine the public concerns and challenges inherent in linking health and environmental quality. They discuss issues such as environmental and occupational cancer, ionizing radiation, and rational public policy, and they debate environmental issues in relation to national and international public health. Challenging the principles of modern biomedicine, this informative volume presents alternative therapies in health such as aboriginal healing, yoga, and homeopathy. In addition, recovery fellowships, wilderness schools, biodynamic farming, and permaculture are examined for environmental preservation. The Ecology of Health is essential reading for anyone interested in going beyond the traditional biomedical model and into a holistic view of health. It is also highly recommended for professionals and students in the medical and health sciences, public health, and social work.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803973039
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/18/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Biomedical Technologies and the Environment: Rejecting the Ethics of Rejecting Nature3
2Brave New Biocracy: A Critique of Health Care From Womb to Tomb17
3Deep Ecology From the Perspective of Ecological Science30
4Beastly Questions42
5Transgenic Animals and "Wild" Nature: A Landscape of Moral Ecology47
6Politics, Spirituality, and Environmental Healing59
7Birth in the Technocracy: Body Image and Worldview72
8The Caretakers of Suffering91
9Aboriginal Healing and Its Relevance for Nonaboriginals105
10Yoga for Health and Freedom115
11Risk, Science, and Democracy127
12The Politics of Cancer134
13Radiation: The Ghost in the Biosphere148
14A Molecular Basis for Development: An Environmental Policy for the 1990s161
15Reproductive Technologies: The Necessity for Limits169
16Primary Health Care: Commitment to the Health of All174
17Intersectoral Health Care Delivery187
18Ethnobotany: Linking Health and Environmental Conservation201
19The Herbal Alternative210
20You Are What You Eat216
21Health and Self-Mastery: The Ecology of Personal Power223
22Addiction and Recovery for Individuals and Society234
23Learning to See New Landscapes: The Canadian Outward Bound Wilderness School247
24Humor and Healing: Or, Why We're Building a Silly Hospital258
25Hospice: A Return to Compassionate Care267
26Environmental Medicine and Individual Health278
27Homeopathy: Cause or Consequence?285
28Eating in the Bioregion297
29An Introduction to Permaculture308
30Living the Good Life312
Index321
About the Authors333

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