The Impact of Healthcare on Global Warming and Human Health: connecting the dots

Griggs, C., Fernandez, A. and Callanan, M. (2017) The Impact of Healthcare on Global Warming and Human Health: connecting the dots. British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 11 (7). pp. 348-353. ISSN 1753-1586.

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to explore climate change and the impact that this is having on human health. The paper takes the reader through a brief history of climate change, making links between raising global temperatures and the environmental effects that are being seen across the globe. The environmental effects are then explored in relation to human health and the impact that climate change is having on physical and mental health. The paper concludes by illuminating the carbon footprint of health and care in the UK and the role of the healthcare assistant and assistant practitioner in making a positive contribution to sustainable healthcare.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R0726.7 Health psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology
Depositing User: Dr Ana Fernandez
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 13:27
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 13:29
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/16340

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