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In this 5 minutes video I talk about my ongoing work on Environmental Philosophy and Philosophy of Medicine. The video has been made during my fellowship at the Center for Philosophy of Science of the University of Pittsburgh.
My talk on "Health and Environment. A relational account" at the Center for Philosophy of Science of the University of Pittsburgh.
In this talk I propose a situated and relational framework to address the relationship between health and environment. This research has been developed at the crossroad of environmental philosophy and philosophy of medicine.
Historically, the environment has received little attention in the definitions of health and disease proposed by medical organizations (e.g. the WHO, 1948). Even if, more recently, international documents – such as the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment or the OneHealth approach – have been calling for the importance of the environment in healthcare and medical theory, however, a conceptualization of health as related to the environment has not been provided. In philosophy (of medicine), the role of the environment is often implicit in the predominant approaches to the notions of health and disease, such in the objectivist or the naturalist accounts. When the environment is not overlooked, it is characterized as pathogenic, both in the medical theory and in the health care practice.
To fill this gap, I propose a first step into developing an understanding of the relationship between health and environment, leading to a situated relational perspective. I will do it via three notions: adaptation, adaptivity and salutogenesis. My aim, in this research, is twofold, theoretical and pragmatic: a) to develop a new conceptual characterization of health that allows to think and discuss for the role of environment and b) to have operational outcomes for the management of healthcare, medical education, and the design of buildings and outdoor public spaces (built and natural).
New radio interview (in Spanish) about my work in environmental philosophy and philosophy of medicine - the interview was hosted by the podcast @inaplicables of the Complutense University of Madrid.
Listen to: "El concepto de salud en tiempos de Covid: hablamos con Laura Menatti de filosofía" here or here
Laura Menatti and Leonardo Bich (UPV/EHU) - What is health in the time of COVID-19? Adaptivity as a key notion to understand the relationship between health and the environment in the current and postpandemic scenario1 December, 2021
11:30 - 13:00
Room: Seminario 25, Edificio A Filosofía y Letras, 2nd floor left
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
see the abstract at: https://www.biokoinos.org
Menatti, L. (in collaboration with Benaglio, C. and Sépulveda, M.) Landscape, health and well-being. An encounter between a philosopher of landscape and health-professionals. Landscape and Goodness, on-line event organised by Landscape Research Group, 8th of December 2020.
This presentation is about the power of landscape considered as carrier of well-being, relief and comfort for patients and health professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Landscape theory and environmental psychology have shown the benefits we receive from landscape and the reasons we are attached to it, emotionally and biologically. After a presentation of the frameworks and the evidence which support the impact of landscape on our health and well-being, there is a recorded interview with Milena Sepulveda, a nurse from the Padre Hurtado Hospital in Santiago (Chile). During the COVI-19 pandemic, Milena and her colleagues helped patients and health professionals to find well-being through the contact with and the direct perception of an ordinary landscape. The presentation will be in English, the interview-testimony will be in Spanish with English subtitles. This presentation demonstrates that even in a tragic moment such as this pandemic, landscape can be a carrier of goodness.
Read more at https://lex.landscaperesearch.org/content/healing-landscapes/
International Symposium of Medical Humanities: "Rethinking health after Covid-19 pandemic: new narratives between technology and well-being"
Organised by the Centre of Medical Humanities of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Desarrollo (Chile)
The event will take place on 7th, 8th and 9th October 2020
(09:00 AM to 12: 00 PM Santiago – 14:00 to 17:00 PM Madrid)
On Zoom Webinar platform
Languages: English and Spanish
Go to the website of the Symposium
Go to the link in English
Menatti L and Heft H (2020) Editorial: Changing Perspectives on Landscape Perception: Seeking Common Ground Between the Psychological Sciences and the Humanities. Front. Psychol. 11:159
The history of the concept of landscape is intimately tied to interrelated developments in the visual arts, photography, aesthetics, and the scientific study of visual perception. For a long time, landscape has been typically considered as a visually pleasing view of an expanse in a natural ...continue reading the open access paper