Climate change and ecological public health
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Climate change and ecological public health

Benny Goodman Lecturer in adult nursing and sustainability education developer, Faculty of Health and Human Science, Plymouth University, Cornwall, England

Climate change has been identified as a serious threat to human health, associated with the sustainability of current practices and lifestyles. Nurses should expand their health promotion role to address current and emerging threats to health from climate change and to address ecological public health. This article briefly outlines climate change and the concept of ecological public health, and discusses a 2012 review of the role of the nurse in health promotion.

Nursing Standard. 29, 24, 37-41. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.24.37.e9670


Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

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Received: 08 October 2014

Accepted: 06 November 2014

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