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Public Health Ethics Analysis

Bioethical Insights into Values and Policy

Climate Change and Health

Editors: Macpherson, Cheryl C. (Ed.)

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  • Highlights values and lifestyles that are threatened by climate change
  • Identifies ethical tradeoffs in individual and collective actions and policies that worsen climate change
  • Analyzes the climate change topics in light of values, health, and fundamental bioethical principles​
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About this book

Changes in earth’s atmosphere, oceans, soil, weather patterns, and ecosystems are well documented by countless scientific disciplines. These manifestations of climate change harm public health. Given their goals and social responsibilities, influential health organizations recognize health impacts compounded by geography, social values, social determinants of health, health behaviors, and relationships between humans and environments primarily described in feminist ethics and environmental ethics. Health impacts are relevant to, but seldom addressed in bioethics, global health, public policy, or health or environmental policy. This book is the first to describe cultural, geographic, and socioeconomic factors that influence the regional significance of these impacts and frame them for bioethics and policy analyses.



About the authors

Cheryl Macpherson is Professor and Chair of Bioethics at St George’s University in Grenada where she teaches bioethics to medical and graduate students from many nations. Her research and publications center on bioethics, the environment, public health ethics, research ethics, and undertreated pain. She is a Senior Research Fellow in the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF) and Past President of the Bioethics Society of the English-speaking Caribbean (BSEC).

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“This long overdue anthology fills an important gap in existing bioethics literature. For too long mainstream bioethics has ignored the health and ethical implications of climate change. Cheryl Macpherson managed to persuade leading thinkers in bioethics to write on this topic and to contribute to this volume. It's a must-have for anyone with an interest in our species' and our planet's future!” (Udo Schuklenk, Editor, Bioethics)

“This book is a valuable addition to the growing bioethical literature on climate change. Cheryl Macpherson has assembled an impressive list of contributors who analyze the growing global crisis from perspectives in ethics, public health, political science, and economics. It is essential reading for concerned citizens as well as scientists and policymakers in every corner of the world.” (Ruth Macklin, Albert Einstein College of Medicine)

“Climate change is a looming issue for the future of our planet.  It is a critical and long overdue topic for bioethics. Cheryl Macpherson has long taken the leadership in pushing bioethicists to take climate change seriously.  She has brought together essays by some of the leading authors in the field. The book has the potential to revolutionize bioethics.” (Robert M Veatch, Kennedy Institute of Ethics and Georgetown University)

“This book is timely and highly relevant. Ethics is at the heart of the climate change negotiations - historical responsibility vs. the right to develop; short-term economics vs. long-term existence.  How much of the world’s GDP is worth spending on ensuring the survival of small islands?  How we manage this global crisis is the ultimate test of human ethics.” (Hugh Sealy, Alliance of Small Island States)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bioethical Insights into Values and Policy
Book Subtitle
Climate Change and Health
Editors
  • Cheryl C. Macpherson
Series Title
Public Health Ethics Analysis
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-26167-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-26167-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-26165-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79902-5
Series ISSN
2211-6680
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 220
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