Submission ID 78303

Code WD-7
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Learning Objective 1 Explain core concepts of PH and tools available to support community physicians to transition to more sustainable healthcare.
Learning Objective 2 State and apply knowledge and experience to develop action plans applicable to your institution.
Category Medical Education
Type Workshop
Title Where to Start when Speed is of the Essence - Developing an Approach to Greening Community-Based Clinic Operations and Clinical Care.
Rationale/Background Including Planetary Health (PH) in medical education has begun, along with greening of practice efforts, particularly in hospitals. However, community clinics/physicians are generally not supported in this process. Medical schools have wide networks of community physicians. The workshop's focus is on community practice and how academic medical centres can support community physicians to adapt their clinical operations/care to contribute to development of a strong social mandate for climate-conscious behaviour change and sustainable healthcare. The jig-saw educational method, successfully used in our family medicine clerkship will be modified for the workshop. We will also review results of our scoping review of tools to support greening of care/operations.
Instructional Methods Education: Overview of PH, theory behind creating a social mandate for change (Climate Outreach, Oxford 2020), examples of educational projects underway, scoping review (20 min). Small-group activities: 1) warm-up/grounding: explore participants' emotions, incl. eco-anxiety (15 min). 2) apply Jig-saw method to explore PH challenges through 3 lenses; physician as clinician, educator, or advocate/leader, ensuring a broad view of the change process. In groups, explore urgent PH problems* with participants representing 1 of 3 lenses (20 min). *e.g. how to reduce clinic GHG footprint. Regroup by role to discuss each problem and develop solutions relevant to the specific role (20 min). Large group discussion to review action items for each problem through each lens. Discuss interdependency and contribution to a social mandate for change (20 min).
Target Audience Community clinicians (all specialties), medical educators/education leaders, residents and students.
Keyword 1 Climate change
Keyword 2 Planetary health
Keyword 3 Greening care
Abstract content most relevant to: (check all that apply) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) (faculty development, CME)
Residency Education
Undergraduate Medical Education
Abstract Track - First Choice Planetary Health
Authors Sonja Wicklum
Martina Kelly
Clark Svrcek
Kate Nuique

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