Towards the Ecocivilisation (Part IV): Health through the Ecocivilisation concept
Wednesday 16th& 23rd September at 15.00-17.00
In our first session we will explore the concept of the Ecocivilisation with a focus on health as a field with a significant potential to contribute to sustainability. We will debate new threats and opportunities that got evoked in the current epidemic and how can we as a society adapt to the situation. Can the Covid-19 epidemic possibly necessitate a paradigm shift in public and global health policies?
Margaret Hannah, Fellow of Faculty of Public Health (UK) and author of a book titled Humanising Healthcare: Patterns of Hope for a System Under Strain. With over 30 years of experience in the NHS, specialising in Public Health, Margaret has a passion for innovation and development for population health and wellbeing. Currently working with International Futures Forum, Margaret supports others to undertake transformative innovations in health and wellbeing.
Bret Hart, Upstream health physician at Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS), will claim Western medicine is un-sustainable with the COVID-19 challenge highlighting overdue opportunities for change. He will take us on a journey to try to find answers for shaping a healthier future.
Barbara Hrovatin is a medical doctor with experiences in general practice, pharmaceutical development and education. In recent years, she is dedicated to research in medical anthropology, exploring understandings of healing in biomedicine. In our time of Anthropocene and foregrounded technological solutions she wishes to contribute to creative transdisciplinary collaboration opening reflections on the goals of medicine and building whole person care as an integral part of sustainable, thriving society.
The debate will take some 90 minutes including the initial presentation by Violeta Bulc, followed by comment and reflections by your side and other participants.