The Intersection of Climate Change and Health: An Explication of the Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity

Future of Nursing, Health Equity, and Climate Change

Authors

  • Patrice Nicholas MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing and Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health
  • Clara Gona
  • Linda Evans
  • Eleonor Pusey Reid

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25071/2291-5796.114

Keywords:

climate change, global warming, social determinants of health, health equity, Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Report

Abstract

The US National Academy of Medicine released its consensus study for the next decade entitled The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path To Achieve Health Equity (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2021). This paper examines the report, its implications for nursing globally, its focus on systemic, structural, and institutional racism, and the intersection with climate change and deleterious health consequences. The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) has led in addressing the critical role of the nursing profession in achieving optimal population health outcomes in the US. Yet, relevance exists for nursing in other global areas. The most recent US report focuses on social determinants of health (SDoH) and explicitly addresses climate change as a looming public health threat. An analysis of the key foci of nursing’s role in climate change amidst the critical role of health equity globally is explicated.

 

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Published

2021-12-18

How to Cite

Nicholas, P., Gona, C., Evans, L. ., & Pusey Reid, E. (2021). The Intersection of Climate Change and Health: An Explication of the Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity : Future of Nursing, Health Equity, and Climate Change. Witness: The Canadian Journal of Critical Nursing Discourse, 3(2), 10–17. https://doi.org/10.25071/2291-5796.114
Received 2021-08-26
Accepted 2021-10-28
Published 2021-12-18