Introduction to the Planetary Health Education Framework

Introduction to the Planetary Health Education Framework (PHEF)

CANE and CASN presented this important event on October 19, 2022

This webinar introduced the Planetary Health Education Framework (PHEF) to Nurse Educators. The PHEF is a transdisciplinary effort that aims to guide the education of global citizens, health practitioners, and professionals to address the complex Planetary Health challenges of our world today. The framework can be understood as a common foundational language that serves as the blueprint for diverse education strategies.

The approach for developing the planetary health education framework built upon the earlier work of the 12 cross-cutting principles for planetary health education. A major focus of the education framework is to provide a tool towards the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

The five main domains proposed in this framework will be described, as they are the essence for planetary health knowledge, values, and practice. These five domains are: interconnection within Nature; the Anthropocene and health; system thinking and complexity; equity and justice; and movement building and system change. The interdependent and interconnected nature of each of the domains becomes the core of the framework.

This framework looks beyond thematic areas of interest or a prescriptive list of competencies, moving towards the recognition of the diverse inquiries that can shape Planetary Health Education. The PHEF domains can be applied to inform education inclusive of nursing research, education, advocacy/policy, and practice.

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