Help! Template curriculum documents needed!

Kenneth Barker's picture

Help!

It seems that UoAberdeen like our SSM in Sustainable Medicine, and are asking us now to submit to become part of the core curriculum.  Good news. We are however under a bit of time/resource pressure and wonder if either of you have access to any documents from other Universities that we could use as templates. We're looking for general descriptions of the content in categories; assessment tools; outcomes expected; and skills required/developed, etc

Any pointers very gratefully received...

Kenneth Barker

Consultant Anaesthetist, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness

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Case studies any use?

Frances Mortimer's picture

Hi Ken, what great request! Do any of the 2016-17 case studies have what you need?

https://networks.sustainablehealthcare.org.uk/networks/sustainable-healthcare-education/sustainable-healthcare-education-case-studies-2016-17

Or the case study from our SSC at Bristol here: https://map.sustainablehealthcare.org.uk/university-bristol-medical-school/2nd-year-ssc-sustainable-healthcare

I'm sure that any of the case study leads would be happy to share further documents too if they have them.

Frances

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Curriculum content for nurses materials accessible www.nursus.eu

Janet Richardson's picture

NurSusTOOLKIT Teaching and Learning Materials Contents

Core Topics Highlighted (available in a range of languages)

 

Theme 1: Underpinning concepts, sustainability and health

 

Topic

Aim

Language Availability

P1_A1  Introduction to concepts of health

To introduce student nurses and midwives to various concepts of health and encourage students to reflect on how these relate to sustainability

ENGLISH

M1_A1 Social determinants of Health & Sustainability

Introduction to work on Social Determinants of Health, including the work by the WHO and the associated Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health

ENGLISH, SPANISH, FRENCH

COMING SOON:

DUTCH, GERMAN,

M1_A2 Ecological public health: what does it mean for nurses?

The challenge for the twenty-first century is crafting an ecological public health in a way that acknowledges humans as part of the ecosystem (includes principles of ecological public health and the concept of planetary health).

COMING SOON: ENGLISH

M1_A3 Global health introduction: link with nursing practice

Introduction to global health and example global health challenges with links to nursing practice (e.g. brain drain, privatization, spread of infectious diseases, obesity)

ENGLISH

E1_A1 Social determinants of health: Sustainability and personal health care

Discuss personal health and the social determinants of health within the context of sustainable development.

Students discuss current issues of sustainability in the context of their role as professional nurses. Central to this is the combination of sustainable development and an understanding of the professional’s roles.

Establish the link between people’s health and the preservation of the environment. Reflect that nurses can only promote and restore health if sustainability is also a central topic within nursing.

 

COMING SOON: GERMAN

P1_B1 Introduction: The relevance of sustainability and climate change to nursing and healthcare 

To introduce student nurses and midwives to the concept of sustainability in health and the relevance of sustainability to clinical practice

ENGLISH, DUTCH, SPANISH, FRENCH

COMING SOON:

GERMAN

P1_B2 Simple guide to health & sustainability

To provide a guide to basic sustainability, sustainable development and health concepts and links to key resources

ENGLISH, SPANISH

FRENCH, DUTCH

COMING SOON: GERMAN

P1_B3 Healthcare through the lens of sustainability

To introduce students to an approach that views health through a sustainability lens by considering own health, wellbeing and behaviour

ENGLISH

M1_B1 The state of the earth: great acceleration, planetary boundaries, and the Anthropocene

To facilitate  student’s understanding that global environmental changes endanger human health through destabilizing the ecological and social systems that provide core human needs; explain the key sustainability concepts relating to immense human impact on our global environment (great acceleration, Anthropocene, planetary boundaries)

COMING SOON: ENGLISH

M1_B3 Climate change: what nurses need to know?

To introduce nurse students to the basics of climate change

ENGLISH

J1_B4 Ecosystem services and health

To understand the potential impact of climate change on ecosystems and the healthcare provision

SPANISH

J1_B5 (J1_B5_M) Biodiversity loss and health: Physical and mental effects

To understand the potential impact and effects of the loss of biodiversity on the physical and mental  welfare  

To introduce students to the various ways in which our health depends on biodiversity

COMING SOON

SPANISH

ENGLISH

 

Theme 2: Links between providing health care and sustaining the global environment

Topic

Aim

Language Availability

P2_A1 Sustaining the global environment – the limited global resources used in nursing care.

To understand the potential environmental impact of everyday items with long supply chains used in healthcare provision

 

ENGLISH

M2_A2  Impact of health care on climate change

To understand the health sector’s contribution to climate change (e.g. what health care activities contribute to the carbon footprint of providing health care) and to explore  the actions nurses can take in order to reduce emissions.

ENGLISH, SPANISH, FRENCH

COMING SOON:

DUTCH, GERMAN

P2_A2 Sustaining the global environment – the use and overuse of natural materials in healthcare.

How climate change and natural resource scarcity may impact on healthcare item availability

ENGLISH

E2_A1 Sustaining the global environment.

Professional care is geared towards quality criteria, professional laws and codes, ethical codes and principles, as well as economic and ecological principles. Demonstrate that through this integrative approach, nursing and sustainability

Demonstrate that the ecologically and responsible handling of resources can also correspond to economic principles.

In the light of shortages of resources, developments within the health care system must be examined in the future for their efficiency and effectiveness, in order to meet the criteria of sustainable development. The goal is to make students familiar with these processes.

COMING SOON:

GERMAN

P2_B1 Sustaining the global environment –strategies to minimize clinical waste in healthcare.

To gain confidence in appropriate challenges to wasteful practice at ward level and have the ability to demonstrate resilience in assessing and planning the organization of care (in view of sustainability)

 

ENGLISH, SPANISH

DUTCH, GERMAN

COMING SOON:

FRENCH

P2_B2 Sustaining the global environment – sustainable waste management including toxic waste.

To develop waste conscious nurses who understands global approaches to the management

ENGLISH

P2_B3 Sustaining the global environment – link to infection prevention issues.

To apply evidence of infection prevention and waste management effectively and to resolve potential conflicts related to both

 

ENGLISH

P2_B4 Sustaining the global environment – use of gloves and link to infection prevention issues.

To understand how infection prevention policies can be affected by the culture within an ward or hospital and to create new cultures based on evidence

ENGLISH, SPANISH

P2_B5 Climate change challenges for emergency services.

To learn how climate change will affect emergency health care delivery

ENGLISH

P2_B6 Sustainable resource management, including energy efficiency, reducing carbon emissions.

To be aware of current practice which mitigates healthcare impact on the environment and to calculate individual carbon impact

 

 

ENGLISH

P2_B7 Sustainable procurement in healthcare.

Ability to demonstrate resilience in assessing and planning the organization of care (in view of sustainability) and ability to communicate the evidence base; explain the different types of environmental impacts resulting from healthcare provision

ENGLISH

P2_B8 Sustainability considerations in daily nursing practice.

To understand and be able to communicate the different types of environmental impacts resulting from healthcare provision

ENGLISH

E2_C1 sustaining a stable ecological environment – waste reduction, waste disposal, resource ethics

Be aware of the relationship between hand hygiene, the use of gloves and sustainability
Know the five indications of hand hygiene
Learn a reflected and correct use of disposable gloves

COMING SOON:

GERMAN

E2_C2 sustaining a stable ecological environment

 

Highlight the different effects of lifestyles on subsequent generations and present future perspectives for sustainable lifestyles
Discuss the impact of our diet, mobility and consumer behaviour on the environment and be aware of ethically responsible decisions

 

GERMAN

 

E2_C3 Sustainability and nursing – nutrition in hospitals.

Discuss the impacts of climate change on the environment and agriculture

Understand sustainable development in relation to nutrition

Demonstrate possibilities and concepts for sustainable nourishment in nursing and health organisations

GERMAN

 

Theme 3:  Relationships between health and the environment

 

Topic

Aim

Language Availability

M3_A1 Healthy ecosystems healthy people: local connections.

To explore the various (health-related) benefits that humans obtain from healthy ecosystem services Use cases from literature, for example look at references in link

COMING SOON: ENGLISH

M3_A2 Air quality and health impacts.

To discuss the health-related impacts of poor air quality.

COMING SOON: ENGLISH

J3_A1 Children’s health and environment.

To analyse the connections between child health and different environmental factors

 

SPANISH

ENGLISH

M3_B1 Environmental health: what are environmental health problems

To introduce students to the concept of environmental health and the relevance of environmental health to nursing; to enhance understanding of the relationship between environmental conditions and health (including examples) and the importance of incorporating environmental health consideration into nursing

ENGLISH, DUTCH, SPANISH

COMING SOON:

GERMAN, FRENCH

M3_B2 Climate impacts on health, including climate resilient health systems

To understand the health impacts of climate change, the framing of climate change as a public health issue and the need for climate resilient health systems

ENGLISH

E3_B1 Climate change, population migration and emerging and re-emerging of infectious diseases

Students are informed of the impact of climate change and the related population migration on the emergence and re-emergence of certain infectious diseases e.g., TB, measles, diphtheria, etc.

COMING SOON:

GERMAN

E3_B2 Our Climate our Health

 

Climate change and Health: Student will be able to transmit the basics on climate change, demonstrate the effects of climate change on the health of people of all ages, present health promotion and disease prevention strategies for dealing with diseases caused by climate change, explain preventive measures against diseases caused by climate change

The goal is to motivate students to work towards sustainability in their professional and private lives

GERMAN, ENGLISH, SPANISH

COMING SOON:

DUTCH, FRENCH,

P3_B1 E-Coli outbreak and links to climate change

 

To use a case study based on changing weather patterns and waterborne bacteria to explore issues for public health and resource management

ENGLISH

P3_B2 Climate change and infectious diseases

To provide an introductory overview of changing patterns of infectious disease due to climate change

 

ENGLISH

P3_B3 Environmental impacts on health

To explore the mechanisms by which human health is affected by global events and environmental change

ENGLISH

P3_B4 Mental Health Impacts of a changing climate

To highlight the potential mental health impacts of climate change

ENGLISH

 

Theme 4:  Healthy (sustainable) communities; including health co-benefits of living sustainably

 

Topic

Aim

Language Availability

P4_1. Introduction to the links between mental wellbeing and outdoors: green / blue space for health - mental health

To understand the links between mindful awareness in blue and green spaces and how these might affect mental health

ENGLISH

P4_2 Links between mental wellbeing and outdoors Perspectives on environment and mental wellbeing: towards a sustainable human ecology

To understand the value of outdoor spaces in the management of mental illness using evidence from the literature. This is a more in-depth analysis using evidence from case studies and considering interventions: Perspectives on environment and mental wellbeing: towards a sustainable human ecology

ENGLISH

P4_3 Mental health wellbeing: Using the outdoors to explore key transition events and emotional challenges

Using specific mental illnesses create an evidence-based treatment care pathway which includes the use of outdoor spaces to treat  both exacerbations and maintain wellbeing

 

ENGLISH

P4_5 Health co-benefits of living sustainably

To make links between living sustainably and potential benefits to health and wellbeing

ENGLISH, SPANISH, FRENCH

COMING SOON:

DUTCH, GERMAN,

P4_6 Gardening for health

 

To explore the evidence and case studies of gardening for health

COMING SOON:

ENGLISH

P4_7 Sustainable healthy food – what are the challenges?

Food scarcity and food security – the challenges for long-term food supplies in a changing climate

ENGLISH

P4_8 Sustainability and food as a lifestyle motivator

To have the ability to consider multiple interventions and choose and substantiate these in relation to sustainability and the personal health of the individual

ENGLISH

P4_9 Health and sustainable transport

To identify and be able to communicate the health co-benefits of a sustainable transport policy

ENGLISH

P4_10 Building individual resilience for sustainability

To explore the use of mindfulness and reflection to sustain health and wellbeing and build professional resilience

COMING SOON:

ENGLISH

P4_11 Resilience and connection to the arts / music

To consider the role of the arts in resilience and sustainability for the benefit of health and wellbeing

ENGLISH

P4_12 Building community resilience for sustainability

To explore the health and wellbeing benefits of resilient communities 

ENGLISH, DUTCH, SPANISH

COMING SOON:

GERMAN, FRENCH

P4_13 Emotional health and wellbeing using opportunities on the ‘high street’

To explore the use of ‘High Street’ opportunities to promote health and wellbeing

ENGLISH

P4_14 The features of a health-promoting local environment

To explore how space and buildings can promote sustainability and wellbeing

ENGLISH

 

Theme 5:  Social and policy context

Topic

Aim

Language Availability

M5_A1 Public Health Surveillance systems: traditional approaches

 To introduce students to traditional approaches of

Public Health Surveillance

COMING SOON: ENGLISH

M5-A2 Public Health Surveillance systems: new approaches

To introduce students to new approaches of

Public Health Surveillance

COMING SOON: ENGLISH

J5_B1 Health and environmental inequalities: Social and political challenges to environmental Justice

Provide an overview of environmental health inequalities and the role of the health professionals in health promotion and environmental sustainability

ENGLISH

SPANISH

COMING SOON:

DUTCH, GERMAN, FRENCH

 

P5_B1 Health inequalities and environmental justice: the unequal distribution of   environmental change

To introduce student nurses and midwives to the concept of health inequalities and environmental justice

ENGLISH

SPANISH, DUTCH,

COMING SOON:

GERMAN, FRENCH

P5_B2 Sustainability and the social determinants of health

To introduce the social determinants of health in relation to the disparity between those most responsible and those most affected by environmental change

To introduce the link between climate change and sustainability

 

ENGLISH

P5_B3 Health inequalities - Climate change and fuel poverty

To introduce student nurses and midwives to the concept of health inequalities, climate change and fuel poverty

ENGLISH

P5_C3 Government, professional and local standards/targets linked to sustainability

Brief overview / list of relevant policies with links to documents / references

English P5_C3

Spanish: J5_C3

Dutch: M5_C2

German: E5_C3

 

ENGLISH

COMING SOON:

DUTCH, GERMAN, SPANISH

 

 

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Thanks for this Janet, it's

Kenneth Barker's picture

Thanks for this Janet, it's great for setting the structure.

Ken

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resources from recent Bristol SSC

Stuart d'Arch Smith's picture

Hi Kenneth,

I have recently finished supervising an SSM for 2nd years at Bristol medical school. 

They were attached to GP practises for 3 weeks and conducted QI projects in pairs, putting sustainable healthcare into action.

Happy to share any of the planning, teaching materials and example essays that you feel might be helpful.

As an education fellow with CSH my main focus this year is developing undergraduate teaching on sustainable healthcare in QI. If you think there is any way to collaborate further than simply sharing resources, happy to help

Stuart

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Hi Stuart,

Kenneth Barker's picture

Hi Stuart,

Thanks for your offer of help, and we'd be glad to collaborate. We have our first SSM student here at the moment, but the proposal to quickly grow this to part of the main curriculum has just arrived. I have offers of help from Frances Mortimer (SDU) and Cliff Shelton (Lancaster) so that's a great start. At the moment we're looking to define the basic structure of the course, skills required, but also the assessment and expected outcomes.  kenneth.barker@nhs.net

Ken

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Sustainble healthcare conference - 3 May 2020

Heather Baid's picture

Hello Ken

We host a sustainable healthcare conference every year at the University of Brighton.  The next one will be 3 May 2020 - call for abstracts and registration details about to be released very soon, but save the date if you are interested. 

Here's the webpage for the 2019 conference which includes videos of the oral presentations and links to abstracts and posters.  These are freely available so might be a useful resource you can use within teaching sessions or e-learning links for students about topics related to sustainable healthcare practice.

You can also access videos of oral presentations and download PowerPoints and posters from previous conferences dating back to 2015:  Webpage for past conferences

The Resources section contains links to organisations, reports and videos about sustainable healthcare practice.   

We'll be posting info about the May 2020 conference soon on the CSH website. 

Thanks,

Heather 

 

 

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Thanks Heather,

Kenneth Barker's picture

Thanks Heather,

I've only looked at a few of these talks so far but they are very helpful.

Cheers

Ken

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