SCIE Report 51: The ethics of sustainable health and social care: Towards a framework for decision-making

Published: December 2011

Review date: December 2014

This report breaks new ground in examining the ethical challenges potentially posed by factoring environmental outcomes into different levels of health and social care decision-making, including resource allocation and treatments.

The environmental and climate change ethics literatures are considered in conjunction with health and social care ethical principles in order to inform the development of a new sustainable health and social care ethical framework.

It also reports the deliberations of two expert seminars convened to help devise and review these principles, jointly hosted by SCIE, the King’s Fund and The Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford

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