This article sheds light on the Canadian health system’s interest in environmental sustainability and efforts to build a more climate-resilient health care system.
Healthcare contributes significantly to global warming and accounts for 4.4% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, the end-of-life (EOL) period is characterized by disproportionately high hospital use, which is both emissions-intensive and often contrary to patients’ wishes to receive EOL […]
Physicians are encouraged to actively consider the environmental impact of medical interventions. Chief among these considerations is the environmental burden of medication development, production, and disposition. Addressing the environmental consequences of medication prescribing is a critical part of mitigating carbon […]
Healthcare governing boards, executives, medical staff, health professionals, and allied staff members should all play a role in devising, promoting, and implementing solutions for climate change mitigation, which must extend beyond the boundaries of their own workplaces and healthcare institutions. […]