Bioethical Insights into Values and Policy

Climate Change and Health

  • Cheryl C. Macpherson

Part of the Public Health Ethics Analysis book series (PHES, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Climate Change Is a Bioethics Problem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. James Dwyer
      Pages 39-46
    3. Euzebiusz Jamrozik, Michael J. Selgelid
      Pages 59-75
  3. Regional Contexts, Priorities, and Vulnerabilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Michael D. Doan, Susan Sherwin
      Pages 79-88
    3. Vijayaprasad Gopichandran, Angus Dawson
      Pages 103-113
    4. Cheryl C. Macpherson, Satesh Bidaisee, Calum N. L. Macpherson
      Pages 127-142
  4. Emissions and Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Merlin Chowkwanyun, Daniel Wolfe, James Colgrove, Ronald Bayer, Amy L. Fairchild
      Pages 145-159
    3. Kevin C. Elliott
      Pages 161-167
    4. Michael K. Gusmano
      Pages 169-184
    5. John Coggon
      Pages 185-197
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 217-220

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.


Bioethical Insights into Values and Policy Climate Change and Health environmental concerns in bioethics environmental ethics fundamental bioethical principles health impacts of climate change

Editors and affiliations

  • Cheryl C. Macpherson
    • 1
  1. 1.Chair of the Bioethics Dept, Sch. Med.St George’s University (SGU), WINDREFGreat RiverUSA

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