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Emergence of Sustainability Based Approaches in Healthcare: Expanding Research and Practice

Marimuthu, Malliga and Paulose, Hanna (2016). Emergence of Sustainability Based Approaches in Healthcare: Expanding Research and Practice. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences,224:554-561.

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Title Emergence of Sustainability Based Approaches in Healthcare: Expanding Research and Practice
Author Marimuthu, Malliga
Paulose, Hanna
Journal Name Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Publication Date 2016
Volume Number 224
ISSN 1877-0428   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 554
End Page 561
Total Pages 8
Place of Publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Field of Research 1117 - Public Health and Health Services
Abstract The study explores the scope of sustainability practices in healthcare by systematically examining studies conducted on healthcare related issues within the context of sustainability. The review is focused on three main conceptual aspects – dimensions of sustainability practices in healthcare, drivers of sustainable practices within the industry and strategies to implement sustainability effectively in healthcare. Relevant literature on sustainability in healthcare is referred to address the developed research question. Based on the identified expanding dimensions of sustainability research and practices, future research insights are proposed as conceptual models that reflect the scope of sustainability practices in healthcare. This could enhance understanding of the literature and stimulate researchers to expand the research of sustainability in healthcare in a more widespread and holistic perspective as to ensure service excellence formation for business sustainability. The implications of the study are threefold. Firstly it provides researchers and practitioners interested in healthcare literature an overview of how the concept of sustainability has evolved over time in the healthcare sector. Secondly, the paper highlights the driving forces for sustainability implementation in healthcare and strategies to continuously enhancement the sustainability implementation in healthcare.
Keywords Healthcare
Sustainability
Environment
Customer
Employee
Community
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.05.437   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
Additional Notes This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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