Title

Environmentally-friendly hospitals and the implications for nursing practice within the Australian healthcare context

RIS ID

75305

Publication Details

Lewis, T., Moxham, L. & Broadbent, M. (2012). Environmentally-friendly hospitals and the implications for nursing practice within the Australian healthcare context. 23rd International Nursing Research Congress: Creating a Legacy Through Nursing Research, Innovation and Global Collaboration Australia: Sigma Theta Tau International and the Royal College of Nursing.

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present results from a PHD project that examined implications for Registered Nurses practice when employed in hospitals that were using strategies to mitigate their impacts on climate change. Such strategies included the implementation of green teams, recycling and even worm farms. It was found that hospitals have to move from a 'business as usual approach', to one that is more environmentally sustainable.

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