A network for occupational therapy practitioners, students and educators interested in exploring sustainable practice.
We are looking for inspiring examples of sustainable healthcare to showcase and discuss at CleanMed Europe 2013 conference 'Pathways to Sustainable Healthcare'.
Whether you are a researcher, practising healthcare professional or work in healthcare infrastructure please do submit your ideas to us in the form of a short written paragraph by April 30th 2013.
Healthcare without Harm Europe and CSH are pleased to invite you to the 4th CleanMed Europe conference on 17th 18th 19th September 2013 in Oxford where you can share problems and solutions with 450 others working on the interface between health and the environment.
My name is Eleanor and I am a 3rd year medical student at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. I am writing this first blog because I wanted to share some of my experiences in setting up a small group presentation to educate some of my peers about sustainable healthcare.
This blog is about two courses that I have run at the University of Southern California; an undergraduate college course about sustainability from the lens of an occupational therapist and Green Lifestyle Redesign®, an employee wellness program. Each has had the effect of increasing sustainable behaviours with some inspiring results.
Sharing challenges and solutions, I was one of 350 healthcare delegates from 34 countries and 5 continents who met at CleanMed 2012 to develop models for sustainable healthcare.
You can see photos and link to all the presentations here at www.cleanmedeurope.org
Those of you that read my previous OT Susnet blog in November last year may rightly have been expecting a number of other blogs to follow shortly afterwards. Indeed, I said that they would be. In January, I fell off my bike and fell off the radar. My recovery journey this year has been life changing and I now feel like I'm coming back to the world again.
How can healthcare educators prepare their students for the clinical consequences of an increasingly unstable climate? What role can teachers and trainers have in changing clinical practice to support a more sustainable healthcare system?
An interdisciplinary panel of Sustainable Healthcare Education members led a plenary session to open the NET Networking in Healthcare Education annual conference in Cambridge this month.
Would you like to supervise one or a few students on a practical or literature-based research project related to sustainability, climate and health/healthcare? If so, Healthy Planet UK (www.healthyplanetuk.org) are hoping to put students in touch with potential supervisors for SSC projects, dissertations or extra-curricular projects.
Some of you have asked whether you can donate money to help our work. We have always accepted cheques, but The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (CSH) has now signed up to Just Giving to make it easier for you to donate small amounts on a regular basis.
CSH is a very small charity, and funding for our core costs is entirely provided by donations and project-focused support. You can help us work to safeguard the future of health and healthcare by contributing to our funding. Please take 5 minutes to donate - any amount will help! Thank you.