Climate, Health & Healthcare: The World Needs Nurses Now

Climate, Health, and Healthcare: The World Needs Nurses Now

The UBC School of Nursing presented the 54th annual Marion Woodward Lecture on Thursday, October 20, 2022.

Across North America, we are living with unprecedented climate events that include long periods of higher than average heat. This has had devastating physical impacts through intense fire, smoke, heat, and flooding. Climate change has also negatively affected the mental health of individuals, families, and communities. The Marion Woodward Lecture, Climate, Health, and Healthcare: The World Needs Nurses Now, and Symposium panel discussion considered opportunities for nurses to engage with these challenging issues.

In-person & Webcast: Thursday, October 20, 2022 @ 12-2PM

Jack Poole Hall, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre | 6163 University Blvd | UBC

12 – 1 PM: MARION WOODWARD LECTURE

  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Elizabeth Schenk, PhD, RN, FAAN, Executive Director of Environmental Stewardship, Providence Health, USA; Assistant Professor, Washington State University College of Nursing

1 – 2 PM: AFTERNOON SYMPOSIUM

  • PANELISTS: Natania Abebe, Zachary Daly, Raluca Radu & Dr.Elizabeth Schenk

 

The climate crisis is happening now. Across North America, we are living with unprecedented climate events that include long periods of higher than average heat. This has had devastating physical impacts through intense fire, smoke, heat and flooding. Climate change has also negatively affected the mental health of individuals, families, and communities. Dr. Schenk will discuss opportunities for nurses and other health professionals to engage with these challenging issues. With a solutions-based approach, she will describe her WE ACT Please framework, the Climate and Health Tool (CHANT), and her work leading environmental stewardship at Providence, one of the largest non-profit health systems in the US.

READ MORE AT: https://nursing.ubc.ca/events/2022/climate-health-and-healthcare