WIT Press


“Taking The Pulse” Of Doctors And Nurses To Reduce Pharmaceutical Residues In The Water Cycle: A Ground-breaking Survey And Its Educational Implications

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SD150151

Volume

168

Pages

12

Page Range

167 - 178

Published

2015

Size

290 kb

Author(s)

M. Adomßent

Abstract

SAUBER+ is a joint research project with the goal of reducing pollution from healthcare institutions in wastewater. As a partner with expertise in the social sciences, the Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Communication (INFU) of the Leuphana University Lüneburg is investigating risk awareness and the work and behavioral routines of medical and nursing care staff in healthcare institutions. This article describes the conceptual design of the survey, selected findings and their ramifications for designing tailor-made educational measures.

Keywords

pharmaceutical residues, healthcare institutions, risk awareness, physicians, nurses, questionnaire-based survey, professional development