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Title: Environmental health and the role of medical professionals : report on a WHO consultation, Berlin, Germany, 16-18 January 1996
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: The WHO Consultation on Development of National Environmental Health Action Plans - Environmental Health and the Role of Medical Professionals was attended by experts from seven countries and WHO staff. The aim was to evaluate physicians' current role in environmental health, and the specific needs for and benefits of their involvement. The participants paid special attention to questions about environmental medicine as a separate discipline and the effects of its further development, if any, on clinical practice, health care systems, and medical education and training. The participants described physicians' role in environmental health: to assess, investigate, diagnose, monitor and treat environmentally related disorders, and to help to prevent, control or correct environmental hazards that lead to them. The participants also drew conclusions and made recommendations on the definition of and training in environmental medicine, the need to include environmental health in medical education, and research
Description: EUR/ICP/NEAP 01 02 04
15 p.
Subject: Environmental Health
Physician's Role
Health Personnel
Europe
Context: education
metadata.dc.subject.other: Environment and Public Health
Gov't Doc #: EUR/ICP/NEAP 01 02 04
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/108420
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