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.
Developing Practical Guidance for Integrating Sustainability and Conservation Ethics into Clinical Decision-Making
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute