This short collection of essays, written between 2011 and 2019, seeks to discuss the concept of sustainability and its relationship to society and health. They can be read individually in any order. I argue that an understanding of what ‘health’ is, needs to change from an individualistic egocentric, biomedical definition to one that encompasses a more social-environmental ecocentric understanding. An individualistic egocentric understanding of health decouples the individual from society and the ecosphere and this decoupling results in inadequate preparation of some of us to equip them to deal with global health challenges.
Sustainability, with its emphasis on the ecosphere, recouples the individual to the environment. This matters because the challenges to human health on whole population levels require a paradigm shift to enable adaptation and resilience to changing environmental circumstances.
This book is also a good start….
or see this….