Webinar recording: Approaches to learning in sustainable healthcare and quality improvement

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Resource Description: 

An open-access recording of this webinar from September 2019 is now available via the AMEE website.

Presenters: Dr SanYuMay Tun, Imperial College London UK & Dr Frances Mortimer, Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, UK AMEE Autumn Webinar Series 2019

Summary: The interconnectedness of all life, the earth’s systems and human health is easy to forget in the prevailing paradigm of medicine. Yet accelerating global environmental changes are increasingly seen to threaten our way of existence. A more sustainable future is demanded by the next generation, which includes the healthcare professionals whom we teach.  Education for sustainable healthcare is emerging as a new and necessary response. In the UK, the health service is committed to binding Government targets for carbon reductions and the General Medical Council now requires medical schools to prepare their graduates through teaching skills for sustainable healthcare.  

This webinar draws on experience from UK medical schools to look at how educators can embed this new learning into their own curricula and at the same time enhance everyday practice of healthcare delivery.  By combining learning and doing, educational approaches to the teaching of sustainable healthcare such as including it in quality improvement projects can benefit healthcare systems and patients, as well as the environment on which health depends.


Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)

Publication date: 

November, 2019

Resource type: 

  • event recording


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