Sustainable Healthcare Elective in Nursing: A futures-thinking approach

Clark, Maria Tighe and Aronsson, Jennie and Ward, Hannah and Meade, Marsha and Kaur, Anisha and Timmins, Jessica and Nicol, Jane (2020) Sustainable Healthcare Elective in Nursing: A futures-thinking approach. Evidence Based Nursing. ISSN 1367-6539

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Abstract

Worldwide, despite over two decades of literature focusing on the climate emergency and its impact on public health, action on sustainable healthcare remains relatively neglected in nursing curricula. The UK government (Department for International Development) (Agenda 2030) pledged support for the United Nations 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development, including action on climate change (Goal 13) (DfID, 2015). The NHS Sustainable Development Unit’ suggested ‘a sustainable health and care system is achieved by delivering high quality care and improved public health without exhausting natural resources or causing severe ecological damage’. Application of sustainability principles to medical and dental practice demonstrates cost savings, carbon reduction and lean thinking, particularly in respiratory medicine and nephrology/dialysis (Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, 2018).

Item Type: Article
Date: 20 December 2020
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Maria Clark
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2021 09:19
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2021 09:19
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11529

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