Health and Sustainability: An Introduction

Health and Sustainability: An Introduction

by Tee L. Guidotti

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Health and sustainability have become ubiquitous topics in all realms of popular discourse. What these discussions often overlook is the fact that the two concepts are interrelated, and that their surrounding policies and practices can often inform and reinforce each other. As sustainability measures are already in place across many levels of government, there is now an opportunity to extend these principles to improve health care and health care policy. Health and Sustainability: An Introduction details how the values of sustainability can be applied to the design of health systems and the delivery of primary care. By providing a practical framework for understanding complicated sustainability problems related to health, the book offers an authoritative resource for understanding: - health and environmental rights - parallels between human toxicology and ecotoxicology - how health promotion strategy can be a template for sustainability - health science and how it can be used to support decisions in health and sustainability - how scientific knowledge is achieved, understood, accepted, and used in health and environmental advocacy, and how this relates to sustainability Students and practitioners in health will benefit from this introduction to sustainability, and those in sustainability and environmental studies will benefit from this application to human health. Health and Sustainability offers a roadmap for successfully integrating these approaches for healthier people and environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199325689
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/27/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 472
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Dr. Tee L. Guidotti is a physician specializing in pulmonary medicine and in occupational and environmental medicine, trained at Johns Hopkins. He had a long academic career devoted to public health, environmental and occupational health, and the relationship between ecosystem integrity and human health, mostly at the University of Alberta (Canada) and George Washington University (USA). He is currently an international consultant working through Medical Advisory Services, a small firm with offices in Rockville, Maryland, where his work convinced him that the unifying framework for what he was doing was sustainability. In 2015, he is on leave of absence as a Fulbright Visiting Chair at the University of Ottawa, in the Institute for Science, Society, and Policy. He is President-Elect of Sigma Xi, the international honor society for scientific research.

Table of Contents

Foreword on Health Foreword on Sustainability Preface Chapter 1 Health and Sustainability Chapter 2 Ways of Knowing Chapter 3 Catastrophic Failure Chapter 4 Pollution and Contamination Chapter 5 Chemical Pollution and Health Chapter 6 Ecosystem Change and Infectious Disease Chapter 7 Socially-Mediated Issues Chapter 8 Ecosystem Services and Health Chapter 9 Artificial Ecosystems Chapter 10 Energy Chapter 11 Culture and Rights Chapter 12 Spirituality and Sustainability Chapter 13 The Professionalization of Sustainability Selected Sources Index

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