Climate, migration and health: questions of ethics and public health
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University Of Health Sciences Sancaktepe Training And Research Hospital, Dept. of Child Health and Diseases, Turkey
Emergency Department, Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, United States
University Of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, United States
Higher Education Sustainability Initiative, SDG Fellows Groups, 6 St Georges Court, Tunbridge Wells, TN 4 9GX, United Kingdom
Publication date: 2023-04-26
Popul. Med. 2023;5(Supplement):A227
Background and Objective:
Migration is being increasingly driven by climate change, and the aim of the workshop is to: consider the ethical implications of migration caused by climate change to help prevent unnecessary harm and sufferingconsider learning needs for healthcare professionals treating migrantsconsider leadership issues to help ensure sustainable global and public health policy as these trends become more marked.

The workshop will begin with a short introduction, followed by small group discussion, ending with a plenary. Delegates in small groups will consider: Moral obligations on populations to accommodate migrants forced to relocate because of climate change making it impossible for them to continue living in areas affected by persistent drought, extreme heat and/or frequent/widespread floodingContinuing professional development needs for healthcare professionals treating migrants from different countries, cultures, and climatesPolicy implications for healthcare leaders faced with increasing demand for public health services, for example, in relation to SDGs 3, 4, 5, 6 and 13

Each group will summarise their findings and feedback to the plenary.

During the plenary discussion, facilitators will seek to identify key findings that can be shared and used to prepare for anticipated changes in public health policy and provision in response to climate-related migration.

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