About the Special Issue
The Journal of Nursing Scholarship invites authors to contribute original research and review articles that address the global climate change and its impact on health.
According to the World Health Organization (2014), global climate change has significant effects on the social and environmental determinants of health through threats to clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food, and secure shelter. It is a worldwide phenomenon that has significant health, migration, economic, and social repercussions. Globally, a wide range of health and related areas including infectious disease, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, mental health, entomology, food security, disaster planning, and social disparities, are suffering from climate changes. Moreover, nurses, academic institutions, and health professionals have experienced the response to extreme weather disasters such as floods, tsunamis, and super storms that effect their ability to perform their functions.
Recently the United Nations, the U.S. White House Summit on Climate Change, the World Health Organization, the American Public Health Organization, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing have recognized the urgent need to stimulate new educational, research, and policy initiatives to address affordable, scalable solutions to reduce the negative consequences of climate change on health. The purpose of this special issue is to disseminate innovative research and practice solutions to decrease the health burden of global climate change.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Descriptions of climate change around the globe and its impact on health, particularly in low and middle income countries;
- Theoretical frameworks for addressing health effects of climate change;
- Development and implementation of new research methodologies and innovative practice solutions;
- Impact of global climate change on infectious and chronic disease, migration, food insecurity, housing, and other factors that influence health and wellness;
- Interdisciplinary collaborations that address global climate change;
- Models of care and disaster planning related to climate change;
- Disaster preparation, response, and recovery from natural disasters including weather-related events and humanitarian crises related to global climate change;
- Cultivating healthcare professionals to be able to address the needs of their communities such as community engagement or through urban and rural design solutions;
- Educational preparation of the next generation of health professionals to address health impact of global climate change.
Manuscripts should be submitted here
Author guidelines are available here
Manuscript Due: 1 March 2017
Estimated Publication Date: November 2017
Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean & Erline Perkins McGriff Professor, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University
Linda A. McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAOHN, Dean & Professor, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University