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Promoting Cultural Sustainability in the Context of Public Health: A Thai Perspective

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dc.contributor.author Rawiworrakul, Tassanee
dc.contributor.author Triumchaisri, Somporn
dc.contributor.author Mawn, Barbara
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-10T21:34:36Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-10T21:34:36Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6709
dc.description.abstract "Over the last 4 decades, the concept of sustainable development has emerged in response to environmental and economic crises related to the consumption of non-renewable resources. The challenge of developing a sustainable economy has moved beyond the disciplines of economics, environmental and political science to include an ecological approach involving the public health community. The role of cultural values in defining and addressing the issue of sustainability from a public health perspective varies among nations and is dependent on multiple factors. This paper highlights the challenges related to sustainability and current health problems in Thailand. An innovative educational approach from Mahidol University, a leading public health institution, incorporates the principles of a sufficiency economy while integrating the school’s mission of preserving and applying national and local culture and wisdom to sustain and improve quality of life." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.subject public health en_US
dc.subject culture en_US
dc.subject development en_US
dc.title Promoting Cultural Sustainability in the Context of Public Health: A Thai Perspective en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Thailand en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Sustainability en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 2707-2718 en_US


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