General Practitioners' responses to global climate change - lessons from clinical experience and the clinical method.
Grant Blashki, Alan Abelsohn, Robert Woollard, Neil Arya, Margot W Parkes, Paul Kendal, Erica Bell, R Warren Bell
Asia Pacific Family Medicine | Published : 2012
BACKGROUND: Climate change is a global public health problem that will require complex thinking if meaningful and effective solutions are to be achieved. In this conceptual paper we argue that GPs have much to bring to the issue of climate change from their wide-ranging clinical experience and from the principles underpinning their clinical methods. This experience and thinking calls forth particular contributions GPs can and should make to debate and action. DISCUSSION: We contend that the privileged experience and GP way of thinking can make valuable contributions when applied to climate change solutions. These include a lifetime of experience, reflection and epistemological application to..View full abstract