Climate Change and Global Health Risks Explored in Special Journal Issue

With the alarming spike in climate-related disasters, nurses are on the front-lines of patient care. Nursing Economic$ gathered many of the country’s top nursing experts and environmental scientists in a special journal issue to present the sobering data – including government reports, recent studies, and scientific analyses – and release an urgent call to action for nurses to educate themselves and advocate for immediate change. The January/February 2019 issue of Nursing Economic$ provides a sweeping overview of the effects of global warming, from mass migrations, vulnerable populations, and increased violence, to the unstable polar vortex and vector-borne illnesses. Health care responses to disaster-related illnesses and injuries and such catastrophes as wildfires, hurricanes, mudslides, and droughts also are discussed. The full text of three articles from this issue is available on the journal website at

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