Publications

Publications, including in peer-reviewed medical journals, written by the Council itself or its members with others, hosted here with permission.


Healthy and Climate-Friendly Eating Patterns in the New Zealand Context

Article in Environmental Health Perspectives by OraTaiao member Jono Drew with OraTaiao Co-convenor Dr Alexandra Macmillan and Anja Mizdrak, concluding that the consumption of whole, plant-based foods offer an opportunity to achieve substantial emissions reductions while simultaneously realising considerable health gains and health system cost savings.

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Should health professionals participate in civil disobedience in response to the climate change health emergency?

Article in The Lancet by OraTaiao members Dr Hayley Bennet, Dr Alexandra Macmillan, Dr Rhys Jones, and Dr Alison Blaiklock with Prof John Mcmillan. In this article a framework is applied to guide decision making by considering whether climate change justifies civil disobedience by health professionals as part of a duty of care. 

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Climate medicine: our changing climate and health inequity in ​New Zealand

Article in the New Zealand Medical Students Journal by exec board member Cameron Toogood on how the impacts of climate change will both exacerbate current inequities of health and generate new ones, and the need for region specific information.

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Farm to fork - Can changing your eating habits save the planet?

An article in Consumer magazine on the EAT-Lancet guidelines for a healthy and sustainable diet, with an NZ focus. Includes quotes from OraTaiao Co-convenor Dr Alexandra Macmillan.

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Climate change and health - OraTaiao

Feature article by Bruce Tsai, Kendall Robertson and Susanna Lees Watts. NZMJ Digest Issue 91. Read here

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Can what we eat help save the world?

Article by Rebecca Sinclair. Te Puawai: The Professional Update for Registered Nurses, May 2019. Read here.

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Climate change and indigenous health promotion

Research article by Dr Rhys Jones. Global Health Promotion Journal. 9 April 2019. Read here.

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Government climate and health equity priorities must prompt a deeper re-think of health and healthcare for the 21st century

Editorial by Dr Alex Macmillan and Dr Rhys Jones. The New Zealand Medical Journal 31 August 2018, Vol 131 No 1481. Read here.

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Pro-equity climate change and environmental sustainability action by district health boards in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Article by Dr Hayley Bennett and Dr Paula King. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 31 August 2018, Vol 131 Number 1481. Read here.

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Interview in New Zealand Anaesthesia

Interview with Dr Rhys Jones and anaesthetist Dr Matthew Jenks. New Zealand Anaesthesia: The Magazine of the NZ Society of Anaesthetists, August 2018. Read here.

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