PHaJI Authors: Jessica LeClair, MPH, RN, Jeneile Luebke, PhD, RN, LD Oakley, PhD, RN
Personal and planetary environmental justice has become a driving force for innovation in nursing science. The purpose of our Critical Environmental Justice Nursing for Planetary Health Framework is to guide this work by applying critical theory to the way we conceptualize the root causes of environmental injustices. The framework calls for more ethical responses to injustices and challenges the biohierarchical belief that nonmales, non-Whites, and nonhumans are lesser beings that can be made profitable. This response requires nurse leaders who are well prepared in the science and practice of planetary health and the ontologies and epistemologies of regeneration and transformation.