Effect of climate change and resource scarcity on health care
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Effect of climate change and resource scarcity on health care

Janet Richardson Professor of Health Service Research, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Plymouth University, Plymouth, Devon
Jane Grose Research Fellow, Sustainability and Health, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Plymouth University
Bethany Jackson Nursing students, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Plymouth University
Jamie-Lee Gill Nursing students, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Plymouth University
Hannah Becky Sadeghian Design students, School of Architecture, Design and Environment, Plymouth University
Johannes Hertel Design students, School of Architecture, Design and Environment, Plymouth University
Janet Kelsey Senior Lecturer, Health Studies (Child Health), Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Plymouth University

Climate change and resource scarcity pose significant threats to healthcare delivery. Nurses should develop the skills to cope with these challenges in the future. Skills sessions using sustainability scenarios can help nursing students to understand the effect climate change and resource scarcity will have on health care. Involving design students in clinical skills sessions can encourage multidisciplinary working and help to find solutions to promote healthcare sustainability.

Nursing Standard. 28, 45, 44-49. doi: 10.7748/ns.28.45.44.e8415

Correspondence

janet.richardson@plymouth.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Correspondence to: janet.richardson@plymouth.ac.uk

Received: 07 October 2013

Accepted: 06 February 2014

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