In 2015, Pope Francis called for a new dialogue on the future of our planet. The Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si', Care for our Common Home, has particular significance for nurses because of nursing’s holistic view of health and awareness of how persons and populations suffer the effects of a damaged environment. This webinar reviews the Encyclical and describes how it speaks to nurses’ moral obligation as world citizens and as health professionals. It reviews the health impacts of climate change and other environmental threats and suggests nursing actions to mitigate and adapt environmental impacts in our professional and personal lives.
This webinar was broadcast on Jan. 27, 2016.