Diogo Guedes Vidal

Diogo Guedes Vidal
University of Coimbra | UC · Department of Life Sciences

Environment and Nature Sociologist and PhD in Ecology and Environmental Health
Working on society-nature relations, people-environment studies, urban nature and socioenvironmental conflicts

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Introduction
Environment and Nature Sociologist and all its interconnections with the health of human and non-human beings. Ph.D. in Ecology and Environmental Health. Researcher in the Project PHOENIX “The rise of citizens' voices for a greener Europe” (Horizon 2020) at the University of Coimbra.
Additional affiliations
September 2018 - April 2022
Bahiana School of Medicine and Public Health
Position
  • Research Collaborator
Description
  • Collaboration in the development of statistical analyzes of scientific studies carried out in the area of Physiotherapy and Health that are linked to projects involving undergraduate students, scientific initiation, master's and doctorate.
October 2017 - July 2022
Universidade Fernando Pessoa
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • Urban Green Spaces; Ecology; Urban Ecology; Environmental Sociology
May 2017 - December 2019
Universidade Fernando Pessoa
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
October 2017 - June 2022
Universidade Fernando Pessoa
Field of study
  • Ecology and Environmental Health
September 2014 - September 2016
University of Porto
Field of study
  • Sociology
September 2011 - September 2014
University of Porto
Field of study
  • Sociology

Publications

Publications (211)
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Background Sustainable production and consumption are two important issues, which mutually interact. Whereas individuals have little direct influence on the former, they can play a key role on the latter. This paper describes the subject matter of sustainable consumption and outlines its key features. It also describes some international initiative...
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Background The implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires much planning and the provision of resources, especially regarding the necessary investments, technologies and infrastructures needed. Yet, it is presently unclear how available these elements are, what gaps exist, what changes have taken place in terms of their avai...
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The recognition of Nature and the Environment as sociocultural constructions is key to enhance a transformational socio-ecological change. That means understanding the production of their different socio-cultural meanings, how societies tackle them, and to what extent different understandings can condition the implementation of a deep socio-ecologi...
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Research on social perceptions and effective participation about Climate Change (CC) appears to be a critical component of the socio-political contexts in which CC mitigation and adaptation plans and the necessary political and behavioral change for the ecological transition are developed. This study sought to develop itself as a strategy to involv...
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Public Urban Green Spaces (PUGS) play a vital role in the dense urban fabric as places of people-nature contact but also as socialization spots. Despite some advances in the field, the relationship between the PUGS surroundings and their users' behaviors remains unclear. Therefore, this study examined the patterns of human behavior in four PUGS of...
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Extreme weather events caused by climate change, especially extreme heat and cold waves, are expected to increase in the next years. Due to its geographical characteristics, Portugal is among the European countries with the greatest vulnerability to these impacts, affecting disproportionality different socioeconomic groups, especially those with re...
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The state of Roraima in Brazil registers a significant number of Indigenous People (IP), distributed throughout a diversity of ethnoregions. Among them, the municipalities of Amajari, located near the region of the riverbed of Baixo Cotingo, and in the upper Ajarani River, stand out. These IP include the ethnic groups of Macuxi, Ingaricó, Taurepang...
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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has affected multiple dimensions of daily activities, including the waste scavengers’ activities. This paper focuses on the effect of COVID-19 on waste scavengers’ business, income, quality of life and family quality of life in three Metropolitan, Municipal Assemblies in the eastern part of Greater Accra, Ghana....
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It is now undeniable that human relationship with the planet is sick. The most effective approach to restrict the degradation of ecosystems is to significantly change human consumption patterns toward more sustainable ones. The amount of waste generated is the result of the consumption society that emerged in the second half of the twentieth centur...
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Pharmaceutical waste (PW) is known to be a health problem in developing countries, being harmful to human beings, animals, and the environment, with a high potential for the transmissibility of diseases. This study aims to address the implementation of strategies in the hospital context in Ghana, Africa, regarding the proper pharmaceutical waste ma...
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Public Urban Green Spaces (PUGS) play a vital role in the dense urban fabric as places of Nature-Society contact and socialization. Despite some advances in the field, the relationship between the PUGS surroundings and their users' behaviours remains unclear. This study examined the patterns of human behaviour in four PUGS of the city of Porto, on...
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The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which has spread globally, originated from Wuhan City of Hubei Province in China in December 2019 and has become the most significant contagious disease in the health sectors worldwide. This has affected more than 241.87 million people globally, with nearly 4.92 million deaths in October 2021. All governments hav...
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Contemporary cities face socio-environmental challenges that, if not addressed, undermine their sustainability and the well-being of their populations. Nature-based solutions are internationally recognized as one of the most efficient long-term strategies. Among these solutions, the Urban Green Spaces (UGS), as bridges of connection between nature...
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Helen Coffey, a travel journalist, was used to fly all over the world. During a journey, she gets faced with flygskam, i.e. ‘flight shame’, a Swedish anti flying movement that aims to alert to the environmental impact of aviation, its contribution to global heating. With Zero Altitude, Helen Coffey tells us the story of those who give up their own...
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Background The communication of dosage regimen instructions by physicians is of utmost importance on treatment adherence. Few studies until now have approached the topical treatment adherence subject. Objective This study aims the characterization of dosage regimen instructions given by physicians and the assessment of chronic dermatological patie...
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BR-174 in Brazil, also known as Manaus–Boa Vista, is a longitudinal highway that connects the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso, Rondônia, Amazonas and Roraima to Venezuela, being the only terrestrial connection between Roraima and the rest of Brazil. Its construction took place in 1968 and its inauguration in 1977, aiming to promote the interconnect...
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Este artigo apresenta um olhar sociológico sobre o Jardim da Corujeira, localizado na cidade do Porto, aplicando a técnica do mapeamento do comportamento humano aos seus utilizadores. Para tal, conjugaram-se variáveis sociais, ambientais e espaciais que permitiram identificar regularidades de comportamentos sociais que, por um lado, traduzem a rela...
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Public Urban Green Spaces (PUGS) are the main drivers for increasing the quality of urban environments, potentiating local resilience, promoting sustainable lifestyles, as well as improving both the health and well-being of their users. Municipal leaders are responsible for the maintenance of PUGS. However, current evidence identifies limited knowl...
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Apresentação do modelo de Infraestrutura Verde Infantil, publicado na Frontiers in Sociology: https://doi.org/10.3389/fsoc.2022.804535
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One health approach brings together environment, human and animal health as interdependent determinants of health, including the social and economic conditions. This chapter provides insights on how social and economic factors can influence health through cultural habits, lifestyles, conditioned access to health care, to green spaces, to healthy fo...
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This paper considers the relationship between biophilia and well-being in a sample of users of urban green spaces in the city of Porto (Portugal) as a case study. The biophilia hypothesis is explored through the responses of 131 participants in a survey. Users of urban green spaces valued their provision of quiet and shade, with a high diversity of...
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Frequentar ou contemplar um espaço verde promove a saúde física e mental, aumenta a cooperação e motiva os comportamentos a favor do ambiente [2]. A existência de espaços verdes nas cidades tem efeitos positivos sobre a biodiversidade, consistindo num sumidouro de CO2 e ajudando a regular a temperatura urbana, que tende a aumentar nas épocas estiva...
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The development of green spaces in cities has corresponded to a need to deal with a series of socio-environmental and health problems felt in urban spaces. However, these are often fragmented or somewhat disconnected interventions that leave out vulnerable and subaltern groups like children, being also commonly based on strictly formatted designs,...
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Introduction: Due to the anatomical proximity and functional connection, vestibular symptoms (VS) are common in temporomandibular disorders (TMD). However, it is not known whether the degree of severity of TMD affect the report of associated vestibular symptoms. Objective: To evaluate associations of demographic, clinical and functional factors,...
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Objectives The psychosocial impact of psoriasis is well documented. However, the contributing role of clinical disease characteristics is not satisfactorily explored. This study aimed to validate the Self-administered Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (SAPASI) to a Portuguese population (SAPASI-PT) and to perform its cross-validation, assessing how...
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A higienização das mãos (HM) é um indicador-chave da qualidade dos cuidados. Fruto da necessidade de adaptação dos locais de trabalho para fazer frente ao período pós-pandémico, o presente estudo teve como objetivo realizar um diagnóstico da situação sobre a perceção dos Enfermeiros quanto à HM. Trata-se de uma pesquisa quantitativa com delineament...
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A Higienização das Mãos (HM) é uma medida de prevenção e controle da infeção eficaz, simples e de baixo custo. Diante da Pandemia COVID-19, este estudo propôs-se a conhecer a perceção da importância da HM dos Enfermeiros na prevenção da infeção associada a cuidados de saúde antes da pandemia COVID-19. Trata-se de um estudo descritivo, transversal e...
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This book aims to give a contribution to a more comprehensive and interdisciplinary understanding of the cross-cutting issues on energy, environment and health research topics in the current world scenario, where nations all over the world are struggling to accomplish the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and to ensure sustainable patter...
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The New Ecological Paradigm scale (NEPS) is a worldwide survey-based metric, designed to measure the environmental concern of groups of people through a single instrument including fifteen statements. As far as it is known, the NEPS has never been previously applied to Urban Green Spaces’ Users (UGSU). The assessment and analysis of this group’s pe...
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Current evidence states that urban green spaces (UGS) increase the quality of urban settings, enhance local resilience and promote sustainable lifestyles, being recognized as an effective nature-based-solutions. The socioecological research, by combining social and ecological variables, is useful to fully explore Humans- Nature interactions. The di...
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It is currently undeniable that human health is influenced by the environment and the lifestyle. The United Nations Agenda 2030 emphasizes that the assessment of sustainability cannot dissociate ecological and social problems, specifically concerning health, the environment and human beings, in a logic of collaborative platforms for sharing knowled...
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Environmental waste sustainability is a challenge in Africa, and specifically in Ghana. The absence of adequate facilities and infrastructure for sustainable waste management in metropolitan, municipal, and district assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana has led to negative and unsupervised environmental impacts of all types. This study aims to assess the org...
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Water sustainability and universal access to water resources are essential requirements for the existence of all living beings, even in remote regions where human actions are not yet being felt with intensity. Its safeguard integrates global targets of the recognized 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, namely concerning sustainable development...
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This study presents a systematic review to investigate the multiple dimensions of cultural ecosystem services (CES) provided by urban green spaces (UGS) that aim to contribute to supporting the ecosystem services framework towards more sustainable cities. Methodologically, the search was based on peerreviewed journal papers indexed in ScienceDirect...
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Climate change (CC) is one of the most vehemently contested environmental debate of our time, but also a complex human problem with societal implications on several domains of life, being visible through extreme climate events such as drought and desertification, floods, forest fires and cyclones. These events frequently result in undeniable social...
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This book aims to provide a contribution to a more comprehensive and interdisciplinary understanding of the cross-cutting issues on energy, environment and health research topics. These subjects are closely connected, and although inter-disciplinarity implies a commitment between all fields of science, working together to provide knowledge that cou...
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The use of socio-educational booklets is recommended for assisting in the control of chronic pain. However, the efficacy and safety of these light technologies have not yet been tested enough for widespread application, based on the model of scientific evidence. This study aimed to assess the effect of a health education...
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Fruto de uma maior consciencialização sobre a importância da natureza em contexto urbano, verifica-se uma crescente preocupação, alicerçada empiricamente pela realidade do sul da Europa (onde Portugal se insere), referente a um declínio no acesso a espaços verdes urbanos públicos associado ao desenvolvimento das cidades, o que resulta na diminuição...
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UGS are complex socioecological systems as they combine both the social and the ecological sphere. Current literature contributed to further elaborate on UGS and their ecosystem services provision (Haines-Young and Potschin, 2018). In spite of those efforts made, ongoing debates still lack a deep meaning about the functions and uses of UGS, which i...
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O ambiente de trabalho salutogénico em enfermagem carateriza-se por um conjunto de fatores com impactos significativos na qualidade e segurança em relação à prestação de cuidados, saúde e bem-estar dos profissionais, bem como da produtividade dos serviços e da instituição. A abordagem no “local de trabalho” promove intervenções precoces nos fat...
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A cultura organizacional é considerada um atributo essencial para o sucesso das organizações, exercendo influência sobre o seu ambiente de trabalho e funcionamento, bem como na satisfação e bem-estar individual. Os enfermeiros são indispensáveis para o sucesso de uma organização, tornando-se imprescindível perceber a inter-relação existente entre i...
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Spirituality has been identified as an adaptive coping strategy and a predictor of better quality of life in cancer patients. Despite the relevance of spirituality in the health–disease process, it is noted that the assessment of the impact of spirituality in coping with pain is still incipient. The objective of this study is to assess the impact o...
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A pandemia COVID-19 tornou evidente que as populações urbanas estão expostas a níveis de stress e ansiedade que impactam negativamente na sua saúde física, mental e social. Tais efeitos foram sentidos de forma reduzida entre a população com maior grau de exposição à natureza, nomeadamente aquela que reside em espaços de menor densidade populacional...
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Comunicação apresentada no âmbito das Jornadas de Investigação do ISUP.
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Comunicação apresentada no âmbito da Conferência "Cidades Verdes – Mais saudáveis, mais sustentáveis" sobre o lugar dos espaços verdes nos Planos Diretores Municipais.
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Antiretrovirals (ARVs) have been detected in aquatic ecosystems throughout the world; however, studies focused on assessing their ecotoxicological effects on marine aquatic organisms are still rare. In the present study, the predicted environmental concentration (PEC) of 13 ARVs was estimated for surface seawater from Santos Bay, Brazil, according...
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Um ambiente de trabalho saudável é aquele em que os trabalhadores e gestores cooperam no processo de melhoria contínua quanto à proteção e promoção de saúde e bem-estar dos trabalhadores, em prol da sustentabilidade do trabalho. O estado da arte atual é revelador de que um ambiente de trabalho não favorável contribui para a insatisfação dos enferme...
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Urban Compactivity encompasses a whole range of new trends, concepts, and development models that seek to scale up sustainable and even post-sustainable transition solutions (see the e.g., of the regenerative paradigm). Therefore, this evolution and proliferation of terms associated with the conceptual universe of urban connectivity can perhaps tra...
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Urban compactivity models are increasing around the globe, and sustainability has become the new buzzword. In recent decades, the focus of ecological responsibility has been shifted to the world’s cities, as they are the source of excessive consumption, major waste production, social inequalities, and global imbalances of economic wealth. This lite...
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This study estimates the Medical Waste (MW) generated and the handling process in six Healthcare Facilities (HF) in Ghana, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), and identifies the associated parameters. The data were collected by field work and MW collection, identification and weighing. The results indicate that the average rate of infectious MW ranged from 0...
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This presentation aims to explain how behavioural mapping technique may be useful to design proper interventions in public urban green spaces.
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Using the city of Porto, a medium-sized European city, as a case study, this contribution aims to explain how combining cluster analysis and behavioural mapping techniques may be useful for decision-making.
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This cross-sectional study aims to determine the psychological factors that contribute to the perceived impact of COVID-19 on travel using a convenience sample (N = 1122) from the general population to whom instruments assessing the perception of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on travel, anxiety, fear, phobia, risk perception, and stress were appli...
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Increased urbanization carries socioenvironmental challenges that may be tackled by promoting green spaces as safeguards of sustainability and of the connection between users and the biosphere – reducing social inequalities, improving air quality, regenerating the ecosystem, and mitigating climate change impacts. Urban green spaces are the main dri...
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The COVID-19 pandemic scenario has a psychological impact on individuals and society. A higher level of perceived risk concerning COVID-19 has been found when compared to other potential health threats. A misperception of risk in contrast with the real risk may lead people to develop disruptive cognitive, affective, or behavioral responses to the C...
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O objetivo principal do presente trabalho é compreender até que ponto os trabalhadores da Administração Pública têm conhecimento e contribuem para a implementação dos Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável (ODS) no seu espaço laboral. Em termos metodológicos, a pesquisa parte de uma abordagem qualitativa através da realização de entrevistas s...
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Religion is a construct widely present in most people’s lives. Religious motivations, either intrinsic or extrinsic, as well as religious centrality, are crucial aspects of religion. In the Portuguese population, there are no validated instruments to assess these aspects of religion. Accordingly, this study intends to validate the Intrinsic Religio...
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Objective: to assess the adherence of people with type 1 diabetes to self-care activities. Method: quantitative study with 60 diabetics, from Porto, Portugal. The Self-Care Scale for Diabetes in its version translated and adapted to Portuguese was applied in January to February 2019. Results: respondents are mostly young (36.7%), employed (63.4%),...
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Considering the massive growth of tourism on a global scale and the threats involved, the trails must be understood as a geoscience phenomenon of tourist attraction offering a unique experience. The trail allows contact with the geoecosystem to understand the natural dynamics around the wear and tear of use and anthropic action, developing awarenes...
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Background Significant evidence has pointed out the positive impact of caring with love. Nurses are the healthcare professionals whose love gives a self–sacrificing spirit. However, little is still know about how lack of affection and unhealthy social ties affects Nurses in the work environment. This study sought to explore the association between...
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Research suggests that access to urban green spaces (UGS) is crucial to support public and environmental health through ecosystem services (ES) provision. However, Cultural ecosystem services (CES), due to their connections to human emotion, a deep meaning, fulfilment, and motivation, have been less studied. CES provision in UGS are central to well...
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Background The workers' demand, the introduction of new technologies and the increase in working hours are some of the main factors that result in the emergence of psychosocial risks. These risks compromise workers mental and physical health, and the well-being, leading to consequences not only at the individual level but also at the organizational...
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Background Due to the Nurses performance in the front line to combat COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil, the exposure of these healthcare professionals has become a health and safety problem in the professional sphere. The objective of the present work was to identify the existing safety measures to protect the nursing team in the Health System. Methods...
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O conceito de Antropoceno, proposto por Crutzen e Stoermer (2000) [1], evidencia uma nova época geológica da Terra em que os humanos substituíram a natureza enquanto força ambiental dominante no planeta. Lidar com a diversidade de tais processos implica, como referem Viola e Basso (2016) [2], a concertação internacional em torno dos bens comuns glo...
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The present study aimed to present and validate the Worker´s Healthcare Assistance Model (WHAM), which includes an interdisciplinary approach to health risk management in search of integral and integrated health, considering economic sustainability. Through the integration of distinct methodological strategies, WHAM was developed in the period from...
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In a context of increasing secularization and pluralization, Portugal is one of the European countries with a solid Christian majority (80% of the population declares itself to be Catholic). Like other European historical churches, the Catholic one has, throughout history, celebrated religious rituals within temples and buildings that sacralise the...
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Spirituality is an individual and subjective characteristic that helps in coping with adverse situations, being an important aspect for both patient and health professionals in the oncology context. Considering that the level of spirituality of healthcare professionals interferes in the patients' responses to cancer pain and the suffering generated...
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The crescent population concentration in cities is recognized as one of the main contemporary challenges. It is in cities that social and environmental challenges are increasing, which implies a look at the sustainable urban planning. Urban green spaces play an important role in responding to such challenges, specifically through ecosystem services...
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Background: Young Reporters for the Environment empower young people to have their say on environmental issues in their locality which they feel are not being adequately addressed. It gives them an outlet for their frustrations and a platform from which to make a difference. An EcoCampus provides a framework to guide higher education institutions o...
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Learning cases as Transformational Plans are a tool that is still little explored and that have great potential in the framework of Landsenses Ecology as an emerging discipline. This work presents the project ‘Mértola, a Lab for the Future’ as a learning case of a Transformational Plan in the Mediterranean semi-arid region based on Landsenses Ecolo...
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The residents around Rufina beach are an unique case of knowledge and experience in a fluvial ecosystem of great ecological relevance in Amazon, vital source to the planet and an important subject for all citizens. Currently, it is also a focus of study in several areas of natural and human sciences, in particular due to the specific role that wome...
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Cities must be pleasant and healthy spaces able to contribute to ecosystems regeneration and to bring closer Humans and Nature. Contemporary social and environmental issues present big challenges to promoting sustainable and resilient cities. The potential of ecosystem services of the urban green spaces is visible in the regeneration of the urban e...
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The complex interaction of ecological and social systems has shaped the cities through the time. This fosters the need to develop interdisciplinary approaches to urban issues by combining natural and social sciences. Cities, as the predominant mode of social organization, are vulnerable to social and environmental challenges which urban green space...
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A identificação dos padrões das relações sociais tem sido o principal foco da Sociologia, englobando as que se estabelecem entre indivíduos, grupos e espaços. A observação direta de comportamentos e práticas assume-se como uma das técnicas mais mobilizadas na investigação sociológica, destacando-se pelo grau de exigência e rigor que é inerente à su...