PHaJI Author: Jessica LeClair, MPH, RN
Planetary health is focused on the interconnectedness of the health of humans, other species, and the physical environment. Disruption of the Earth’s natural ecosystems due to human overconsumption, disregard for sustainable practices, and the domination of other humans, species, and natural systems has led to an urgent moment in which humans must act to preserve these ecosystems, which support life on this planet. Restoring planetary health requires new directions for nursing. The pragmatic implications for nursing research, education, advocacy, and practice are explored in this article.
LeClair J, Potter, T. (2022). Planetary health nursing. American Journal of Nursing. 122(4). 63-68.