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EDUCATION

Current and future health care workers will learn to incorporate sustainability concepts into everything they do.  Just as we incorporate safety into day-to-day work today.

 

Education occurs throughout the facility.

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As we train future health care workers (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, allied health professionals and others) and update training for the current health care workforce, it will become increasingly important to include information on how to incorporate actions to support climate-resilient, low-carbon, sustainable health systems into their health care practices. For future healthcare workers, introducing this information into their curriculum is starting to happen, albeit slowly. For the current workforce, incorporating this information into existing practices such as quality improvement, wellness practices and continuing education credits is essential.  We need to create a culture of sustainability.

Quality Improvement

Sustainability can be the focus of Quality Improvement projects and education.

Resources


How to do a Sustain-QI project.

Mindful Clinical Practice

 

Avoiding unnecessary testing and promoting prevention of disease.  

Resources

Public Health Ontario - Prevention of disease

How to calculate the carbon footprint of a building.

Choosing Wisely Canada

Curriculum Integration

 

Climate change and sustainability can be included in student training curriculum.

Resources

Read the education PEACH Byte here.

 

Planetary Health competencies for medical students.

Wellness

 

Consider projects which improve both staff and patient wellness.

Resources

An on-line training resource for wellness and resilience.