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Sustainable Healthcare

  • ID: 2326759
  • December 2012
  • 280 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Sustainable Healthcare sets out a vision for medical careof high quality, manageable cost and low impact on the planetarysystems which sustain us. In tackling the major challenges of our age, such as resourcedepletion, loss of biodiversity and climate change, health servicescan play a central role, moving from being part of the problem tobecoming part of the solution. Sustainable Healthcare explores questions such as:

What is the relevance of sustainability inhealthcare?

How does climate change threaten humanhealth?

How can we create low carbon care pathways?

How can healthcare organizations deal better withtheir waste?

How can death and dying become moresustainable?

How can we engage ourselves and others with thisagenda?

Written by an international team combining clinical,educational, practical and policy expertise in sustainability andhealth, this book provides a synopsis of our current predicaments,and explores some of the emerging solutions. Containing casestudies and resources for further information and action, Sustainable Healthcare is a practical guide to makinghealthcare more sustainable for all healthcare professionals,managers and students.

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Preface, vii

Acknowledgements, ix

About the authors, x

Chapter 1 Greening the gaze, 1

Chapter 2 Climate science in context, 26

Chapter 3 Engaging with sustainability, 50

Chapter 4 A vision for sustainable healthcare, 72

Chapter 5 Low-carbon clinical care, 92

Chapter 6 Food for people and planet, 112

Chapter 7 Travel and transport: moving to better health, 138

Chapter 8 Healthy buildings, healthy spaces, 157

Chapter 9 Resource stewardship, 183

Chapter 10 The Green Death, 206

Chapter 11 The Green Academy, 223

Chapter 12 The journey towards sustainable healthcare, 244

Index, 259

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Knut Schroeder: General Practitioner, Concord Medical Centre and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Centre for Academic Primary Care, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Trevor Thompson: General Practitioner and Reader in Healthcare Education, Centre for Academic Primary Care, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Kathleen Frith: President, Glynwood and former Managing Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

David Pencheon: Director, NHS Sustainable Development Unit, East of England Strategic Health Authority, Cambridge, UK

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