A network of students and educators interested in preparing health professionals to build and work in a sustainable health service. 

Ecocide

Polly Higgins is a lawyer who has dedicated her life to one client - the Earth.  Polly is a barrister, author and creator of new laws to protect the Earth. Polly has proposed that Ecocide is the missing 5th Crime Against Peace, to sit alongside genocide as an international crime throughout the world.There are already four international Crimes Against Peace. They are: Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes, and Crimes of Aggression. There is a missing 5th Crime Against Peace: that crime is Ecocide

Oxford SSM in Sustainable Healthcare - case study posted

Two final year medical students in Oxford took part in a two-week special study module (SSM) on “Sustainable Healthcare” in 2011-12. The students each chose to focus on one of the four dimensions of sustainable healthcare identified by the Sustainable Healthcare Education (SHE) Network, and undertook a related project.

Consultation on Health Workforce action on social determinants of health

The Institute of Health Equity (IHE) is consulting on a draft report exploring actions the Health Workforce can take to positively influence the social determinants of health and tackle health inequalities. Sustainable healthcare is not explicitly mentioned in the draft, and i wondered whether SHE Network members might be interested to respond to the consultation and recommend its inclusion?

Medical student reports on Whittington Hospital Green Week

Now that the much-feared medical finals are out the way, done and dusted, I have an opportunity to venture into pastures new and spend some time in the form of a Special Studies Module discovering what Sustainable Healthcare is all about. I seem to have timed my SSM just right (there’s a first time for everything!) to take in Climate Week! Whittington Hospital is marking the occasion with a Green Wards Competition, and I popped in to check out progress.

Teaching Sustainable Healthcare in English Medical Schools Survey 2010 - summary of results

The Sustainable Healthcare Education (SHE) network was begun in June 2009 by a group of clinicians, academics and students interested in supporting the goals of NHS Carbon Reduction Strategy (2009)  by developing and piloting undergraduate teaching materials on the health effects of climate

Sustainable Healthcare Education Network
January, 2011

Health and Security perspectives on Climate Change

As I sat in the enormous main hall of BMA house yesterday at the BMJ’s conference ‘Health and Security perspectives on Climate Change’,  on Monday, Thailand was beginning to come to terms with the worst floods in several decades, with at least 315 dead and the finance minister predicting 1-1.7% of Thai growth lost and a cost of $3.3bn in reconstruction.

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Making Sense of Social Prescription

The University of Westminster has published an excellent explanatory document on social prescription. It's a fantastic end to end resource with explanations of terminology, structures, different types of social prescription, and referral examples.

August, 2017

Internationally relevant learning objectives in SHE: Building an environmentally accountable medical curriculum through international collaboration

Background: Global environmental change is associated with significant health threats. The medical profession can address this challenge through advocacy, health system adaptation and workforce preparedness.

July, 2017

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Vision for the Sustainable Healthcare Education network (draft)

Please do make changes to the text, if you have edits to make, as well as posting comments underneath.

This is a draft mission statement of the Sustainable Healthcare Education network (SHE), developed by the core SHE team. It incorporates five year goals, but is for review and further discussion and development by network participants.

Sustainable Healthcare Education Network - Mission Statement

International group working on Sustainable Healthcare Education - Next meeting outline

Upcoming October meeting for the SHE international working group - date and time to be confirmed - if you would like to attend please complete this doodle poll and you will be notified of the outcome in due course.

https://doodle.com/poll/vdxnnrccufcr2825

 

Past Meeting

GMC consultation on the Medical Licensing Assessment - ends 30th April 2017

The GMC is consulting on the Medical Licensing Assessment which will apply to UK medical students, EEA and International graduates and aims “to create a single, objective demonstration that those applying for registration with a licence to practise medicine in the UK can meet a common threshold for safe practice.” (GMC-MLA consultation

Sharing advice about E-learning about environmental sustainability

There are many existing e-learning resources about environmental sustainability. It could be useful both for learners and for those planning courses if we can develop this list / 'catalogue' of e-resources.

If you have experience of using any of the below, or time to explore them, please add your comments - you can do so by logging in to the Sustainable Healthcare Education network, going to the 'wiki' tab, selecting this wiki, and then clicking on 'edit'.

International group working on Sustainable Healthcare Education

Following a workshop at AMEE 2016, medical educators and students from around the world have been working together to develop approaches to developing and delivering Sustainable Healthcare Education (SHE).

The group includes representatives from Denmark, Brazil, South Africa, Canada and USA. So far, we have:

- worked to further explore the relevance of the SHE core learning objectives (developed in UK consultation by the SHE network) internationally, drawing on outcomes from the workshop, which included international participants

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