The natural holistic imperativeAustralian Journal of Holistic Nursing
AbstractBiodiversity is nature's expression of the principle of holism. This 'natural holistic imperative' is manifested in all aspects of the environment. While environmental health originated through a concern for protecting humans from environmental risks, it is now concerned with protecting the environment from the activities of humans. In order to protect the health of humans, there is a need to be concerned with protection of the biosphere. Moreover, the environmental crisis is essentially a crisis in spirituality, and a spirituality that respects and nurtures the non-human parts of our universe as much as it does the human ones is likely to be the only means of securing the health and happiness of humanity.
Kermode, S 2002, 'The natural holistic imperative', Australian Journal of Holistic Nursing, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 4-13.