Celebrating Australian nurses who are pioneering the response to climate change: a compilation of case studies

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Levett-Jones, Tracy, Bonnamy, James, Cornish, Jack, Moll, Elaine, Fields, Lorraine, Oam, Tracey, Richards, Catelyn, Tutticci, Naomi and Ward, Aletha. 2024. "Celebrating Australian nurses who are pioneering the response to climate change: a compilation of case studies." Contemporary Nurse. https://doi.org/10.1080/10376178.2024.2336230
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Celebrating Australian nurses who are pioneering the response to climate change: a compilation of case studies

ERA Journal ID40054
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsLevett-Jones, Tracy, Bonnamy, James, Cornish, Jack, Moll, Elaine, Fields, Lorraine, Oam, Tracey, Richards, Catelyn, Tutticci, Naomi and Ward, Aletha
Journal TitleContemporary Nurse
Number of Pages13
Year2024
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN1037-6178
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/10376178.2024.2336230
Web Address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10376178.2024.2336230
Abstract

Background
Nurses, the largest healthcare workforce, are well placed to provide leadership in initiatives that promote planetary health. Yet, few practical examples of nurse leadership in the health sector’s response to climate change are evident in the scholarly literature.

Aim
The aim of this discussion paper is to profile Australian nurses who are leading initiatives designed to champion planetary health and promote sustainable practice.

Methods
The paper presents a series of case studies derived from interviews conducted in October and November 2023.

Findings
The nurses’ experiences and insights, along with the challenges they have encountered, are presented as evidence of Kouzes and Posner’s five practices of exemplary leadership.

Conclusion
The case studies demonstrate that appointment of more nurses with climate and sustainability expertise will accelerate the implementation of responsive strategies that target waste management, emissions reduction and climate resilience across healthcare organisations.

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ANZSRC Field of Research 2020420599. Nursing not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Technology Sydney
Monash University
University of Wollongong
Curtin University
First Nations Strategy Research Alliance
Griffith University
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