Greening health care : how hospitals can heal the planet / Kathy Gerwig.
- New York, New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
1 online resource (281 p.)
- Hospital buildings -- United States -- Design and construction.
Hospital buildings -- Environmental engineering -- United States.
Conservation of natural resources -- United States.
Environmental health -- United States.
- Electronic books.
- Greening Health Care examines the intersections of health care and environmental health, both in terms of traditional failures and the revolution underway to fix them. Authored by one of the pioneers in health care's green movement, it presents practical solutions for health care organizations and clinicians to improve their environments and the health of their communities. Topics include: making food services sustainable, managing hospital waste, and relevant impacts/mitigating measures related to climate change.
- Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; About the Author; 1. Launching a Green Revolution in Health Care; 2. The Health Implications of Climate Change; 3. The Business Case for Total Health; 4. Food for Health; 5. Managing and Minimizing Hospital Waste; 6. Green Chemicals and the Detoxing of Health Care; 7. Environmentally Preferable Purchasing: What We Buy Matters; 8. Greening the Built Health Care Environment; 9. Measuring and Reporting: Sustainability Gets Sophisticated; 10. Community Benefit and the Determinants of Health; Index
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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