9780470656716

Sustainable Healthcare

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470656716

  • ISBN10:

    0470656719

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-02-11
  • Publisher: B M J Books

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Summary

Sustainable Healthcare gives an evidence-based overview of the topic and includes case studies throughout in an easy-to-read and well-structured format for ease of use. It is a comprehensive and practical review of the complex issues that surround the development of sustainable medicine. It covers the current global issues, critically evaluating and quoting from original scientific sources and a wide range of ways in which those working in healthcare can respond to the challenge of sustainability in their private lives, their work with individuals, and within their organizations is also discussed.

Author Biography

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

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

1 Greening the Gaze

2 Climate Science in Context

3 Engaging with Sustainability

4 A Vision for Sustainable Healthcare

5 Low-Carbon Clinical Care

6 Food for People and Planet

7 Travel and Transport: Moving to Better Health

8 Healthy Buildings, Healthy Spaces

9 Resource Stewardship

10 The Green Death

11 The Green Academy

12 The Journey Towards Sustainable Healthcare

Index

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