Phasing out the use of disposable equipment at RadboudUMC

dc.contributor.advisorWiering, M.A.
dc.contributor.authorKrishnan, Anirudh
dc.description.abstractCurrent patterns of environmental pollution and ecological instability threatens the existence of all living beings like. The healthcare industry, although a really important one has been leading to increased environmental pollution in the recent decades. Certain practices in healthcare are leading to incessant waste generation, which in many ways is proving to be harmful for the environment and life in general. The goal of this research project was to delve into the depths of the practices of using disposable equipment in the healthcare industry and formulate recommendations on how practices at RadboudUMC can be made more sustainable. Interviews were conducted with medical professionals from different backgrounds at the intensive care unit, to gain their perspectives on unsustainable practices pertaining at the hospital. The conceptual framework used the practice theory and circular economy as the basis. Three main research questions were drafted in order to understand the phenomena better, and in the end, six recommendations were formulated in order to bring about a change.en_US
dc.thesis.facultyFaculteit der Managementwetenschappenen_US
dc.thesis.specialisationEnvironment and Society Studiesen_US
dc.thesis.studyprogrammeMaster Environment and Society Studiesen_US
dc.titlePhasing out the use of disposable equipment at RadboudUMCen_US
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