A network for all those interested in educating health professionals for planetary health: understanding the links between human health and the environment; developing skills for creating a sustainable health service.

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

Climate change and health teaching pack

This half hour video looks at the health effects of climate change in six countries around the world.  It is intended to help students in medicine, nursing and public health understand the conditions they will face in their professional lives over the coming few decades.

November, 2016

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Keele case-based teaching resources

Keele University Medical School educators have developed their own cases based around four prominent types of waste within the NHS: food, pharmaceutical, clinical and fuel, which they have given permission to be shared though the SHE network to support sustainable healthcare education elsewhere.

Dr. Cliff Shelton, Keele University Medical School
September, 2018

RCP video on NHS environmental impact

Short animation to raise awareness of the NHS contribution to environmental issues such as climate change and air pollution, and encourage health professionals to look for environmentally friendly ways to practise.

Royal College of Physicians
September, 2018

Simulation Exercises Teaching Clinical Skills and Knowledge of the Health Effects of Climate Change

We describe a clinical-skills based approach to teaching medical and public health students the health effects of climate change.  This resource presents eleven simulation exercises used with over 100 students, and reports on the students' work.  Students are eager to learn clinica

Warren Lavey, JD, MS, adjunct associate professor at the University of Illinois; Holly Rosencranz, MD, FACP, clinical associate professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine
September, 2018

Sustainability in Quality improvement - 2 articles

2 papers published in the Future Healthcare Journal put forward a simple approach for incorporating sustainability into mainstream QI methodologies: the ‘SusQI’ framework. 

Mortimer F, Isherwood J, Wilkinson A, Pearce M, Kenward C, Vaux E. Future Healthcare Journal, 2018
June, 2018

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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SHE SUMMER SCHOOL

SHE SUMMER SCHOOL in UK: please add your thoughts


WHO TO BE INVOLVED:

Medsin, Healthy Planet, CSH, Universities, regional groups

FUNDING:

Who to apply to? Who could host?


WHAT TEACHING:

Students could do papers on how sustainability is relevant to specific specialties

 

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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