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Developing Practical Guidance for Integrating Sustainability and Conservation Ethics into Clinical Decision-Making

Andrew Hantel, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Grant Type Making a Difference
Grant Cycle spring 2022
Duration 24 months
Amount $241,411

The mortality cost of climate change due to healthcare is substantial. Data showing the impact of clinical decisions on the climate pose novel ethical questions to patients and clinicians about their environmental obligations and autonomy. Using a mixed-methods approach, the research team will solicit patient and clinician views on clinical decision-making in relation to sustainability and conservation. They plan to map findings to Jonsen and Siegler’s Four Topics of Clinical Ethics to develop and disseminate practical guidance for integrating the ethics of sustainability and conservation into clinical care.