New PCNA Position Statement on Climate Change
“The science is clear: climate change is one of the most serious threats to human health we face today. As nurses, we have a duty to provide our patients, communities, families, and children with a safe and healthy future.”
These are the first few sentences of PCNA’s new position statement on climate change. The connection between climate change and cardiovascular nursing might not be immediately obvious, but vulnerable groups of people, such as those with cardiovascular disease, can experience disproportionate and complex risks to their health and well-being in response to climate change. (Read our full article on the connections between climate change and health).
PCNA is committed to increasing awareness among nurses on how climate impacts health and working collectively across the profession to build support for solutions. We’ve partnered with the Nursing Collaborative on Climate Change and Health, a partnership with the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) and Climate for Health (CfH) to further this initiative.
We recently released a new position statement on climate change that includes resources and a video on Nurses Caring for Climate and Health. Read it and help us to address this complex health challenge.