A Daily Practice for Planetary Health

Creat Nurs. 2021 Nov 1;27(4):267-268. doi: 10.1891/cn-2021-0025.


The field of Planetary Health offers a theoretical framework to inspire and guide nurses as we work with individuals, families, and communities to improve health and well-being. As professionals, a daily practice of planetary health can help us flourish through connecting with nature, centering justice and equity, slowing down, savoring connection, and becoming stewards of our environments. Nurses are positioned to lead us into a future where health and well-being are built into our societies through endeavors that understand how our collective flourishing is dependent on realizing that human health is interconnected with the health of our planet and all beings.

Keywords: climate change; nurse leadership; nursing; nursing education; planetary health.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Leadership
  • Planets*
  • Social Justice*