What is the relevance of sustainability in healthcare?
How does climate change threaten human health?
How can we create low carbon care pathways?
How can healthcare organizations deal better with their waste?
How can death and dying become more sustainable?
How can we engage ourselves and others with this agenda?
Written by an international team combining clinical, educational, practical and policy expertise in sustainability and health, this book provides a synopsis of our current predicaments, and explores some of the emerging solutions. Containing case studies and resources for further information and action, Sustainable Healthcare is a practical guide to making healthcare more sustainable for all healthcare professionals, managers and students.
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