Composite Character Profiles

Supportive Surgeon

  • Educated about sustainability
  • Higher socioeconomic status
  • Is willing to make changes/take risks for environmentalism- but not at the cost of any patient's safety
  • If the sustainable option is just as effective, then there is no reason for this person not to use it
  • Age 47
  • 2 children
  • Less stressed due to years of experience

Overworked Nurse

  • Concerned about the cost and efficiency
  • Nurse not as environmentally conscious
  • An extra step for the Nurse = more work
  • Need to prove themselves
  • Concerned about their performance levels
  • Medium Socioeconomic status
  • High Stress Levels
  • Age: 28-40
  • No Children


  • Lower Socioeconomic status
  • Overworked, constantly sanitizing and cleaning
  • Have to be very aware of the cleanliness of the hospital
  • Wants to just be able to get the job done
  • Age Range: 21-60
  • Low Stress Levels (work)
    • High stress levels (monetarily)

Hospital Administrator

  • Concerned with cost benefits
  • Concerned about efficiency of hospital as a business
  • Concerned with Hospital Image
  • Experience in the Medical Field (Previously a practicing doctor)
  • High Stress Levels
  • Age: 55
  • 3 children
  • High Socioeconomic status