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Role of the nurse in addressing the health effects of climate change

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2016
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This learning module explores the public health effects of climate change and suggests ways to address them at individual, organisational, community, national and international levels. How climate change is affecting the social and environmental determinants of health and what action nurses can take to help reduce carbon emissions, for example, are discussed.

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Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Benny Goodman, Lecturer, Faculty of Health Education and Society, Plymouth University, Cornwall.


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