CNA Webinar - Environmental health in times of COVID-19

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When people are overwhelmed by uncertainty, as during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is hard to imagine that other complex issues, such as climate change, will garner attention. Yet, COVID-19’s first and second waves and environmental health are linked by magnifying health inequities. People identifying with Black and Indigenous communities, people who live on low income and with precarious jobs are among those hit the hardest from COVID-19-related implications. Environmental health inequities are the result of similar social and structural conditions. Nursing leadership for environmental health has never been more urgent toward achieving intergenerational justice for future generations. What could we possibly do? In this webinar I will illustrate:

  • A shared journey of our environment
  • A future scenario and how it might affect your practice
  • What we might learn from Indigenous stories

Presented by:

Andrea Chircop, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Dalhousie University

Andrea Chircop teaches population health nursing as Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing at Dalhousie University. Her research is focused on health equity and the social and ecological determinants of health. Recent contributions include a chapter about the ecological determinants of health in a leading community health nursing textbook and collaborating with the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing in developing curriculum guidelines and resources about climate-driven vector-borne diseases.

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Event Date Dec 15, 2020 12:00 to Dec 15, 2020 13:00
Posted by NCCEH Dec 07, 2020
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