Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Climate Change, Human Health, and the Doctor-patient Relationship
by Ali, Diala, M.S., The American University of Paris (France), 2017, 85; 13871660
Abstract (Summary)

Climate change has become responsible for substantial mortality and morbidity around the world. These numbers are said to rise, as climate change will continue to have both direct and indirect effects on human health, as well as threaten the determinants of health. Some health effects include asthma, respiratory disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, health-related illness, human developmental effects, mental illness, neurological disease, vector-borne disease, waterborne disease, and more. Given the implications it carries on human health, climate change should be of fundamental relevance to doctors and future doctors alike. The aim of this thesis is to explore the importance of preparing doctors and student doctors for a climate-changing world. This includes developing skills and insights necessary in a clinical practice and a public health role. The research methods in this thesis is sought to identify if future doctors are being prepared and are willing to take action against climate change and the health implications it poses. The focus is also to identify the perceptions of doctors on climate change and its health risks, as little is known about this. Through theoretical and quantitative evidence, the goal is to provide insight on the role future doctors, who are both prepared and willing to take actions, can play in influencing patients to participate in climate change mitigation.

Indexing (document details)
School: The American University of Paris (France)
School Location: France
Source: MAI 58/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Public health, Health education
Keywords: Climate change, Disease, Doctors, Education, Human health
Publication Number: 13871660
ISBN: 978-1-392-03809-3
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