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Safeguarding the health of future generations

Elizabeth O'Brien
Med J Aust 2017; 207 (11): 466-467. || doi: 10.5694/mja17.p1112

The planet will continue to revolve in the face of declining ecosystem health and diversity, but how will the human species fare in 20, or 200, years? Is there a health framework to resist the free market call to relentless expansion, economic growth and profit? What is our role as doctors in advocating for the voiceless, future inhabitants of this planet?

  • Elizabeth O'Brien

  • Port Macquarie Base Hospital, Port Macquarie, NSW


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