The irony of healthcare

 


As health professionals, we have an expected overriding duty of care to do no harm and advocate for action to protect health and humanity. Yet few of us consider the health consequences associated with the significant ecological footprint, including greenhouse gas emissions, of our workplaces.


Dr Eugenie Kayak FANZCA, MBBS, MSc. National Deputy Chair Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA), argues that as health professionals, we have an expected overriding duty of care to do no harm and advocate for action to protect health and humanity. Yet few of us consider the health consequences associated with the significant ecological footprint, including greenhouse gas emissions, of our workplaces.   Unless this issue is addressed, healthcare's environmental impact is unlikely to be either sustainable or acceptable in the long term. Particularly as efforts to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change intensify and it becomes increasingly apparent that our hospitals that aim to heal the sick are in fact contributing to the adverse health effects of present and future generations. Read more Here.



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