Health and Sustainability: An Introduction

Paperback | April 10, 2015

byTee 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 sustainabilitymeasures 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 anauthoritative 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 sustainabilityStudents 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 healthierpeople and environment.

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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 sustainabilitymeasures are already in place across many lev...

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 Alb...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 1.42 inPublished:April 10, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199325332

ISBN - 13:9780199325337

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Table of Contents

Foreword on HealthForeword on SustainabilityPreface1. Health and Sustainability2. Ways of Knowing3. Catastrophic Failure4. Pollution and Contamination5. Chemical Pollution and Health6. Ecosystem Change and Infectious Disease7. Socially-Mediated Issues8. Ecosystem Services and Health9. Artificial Ecosystems10. Energy11. Culture and Rights12. Spirituality and Sustainability13. The Professionalization of SustainabilitySelected SourcesIndex

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"A timely book. The task of recharting a course to a sustainable future is great, urgent, and formidable. A clear understanding of the 'health and sustainability' relationship - and in particular that attaining environmental and social sustainability has enormous consequences for humanwellbeing, happiness, health and survival - is essential." --Anthony J. McMichael, from the foreword