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The Code of Ethics for Nurses (American Nurses Association, 2015) Principle 9.4 calls nurses to“advocate for policies, programs, and practices within the healthcare environment that…

The Code of Ethics for Nurses (American Nurses Association, 2015) Principle 9.4 calls nurses to“advocate for policies, programs, and practices within the healthcare environment that maintain,sustain, and repair the natural world” (p. 37). During a recent testimony for the MinnesotaClimate Caucus, it was reported that nurses are ethically bound to recognize that “Social justiceextends beyond human health and well-being to the health and well-being of the natural world”(p.37). Further, The Executive Summary of the 2019 Lancet Countdown report warns: The life ofevery child born today will be profoundly affected by climate change, with populations aroundthe world increasingly facing extremes of weather, food and water insecurity, changing patternsof infectious disease, and a less certain future. Without accelerated intervention, this new era willcome to define the health of people at every stage of their lives.
Like a debate, a position paper presents one side of an arguable opinion about a topic or issue.The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and defensible.Ideas that you are considering need to be carefully examined in choosing a topic, developingyour argument, and organizing your paper. Select a topic related to how the environment affectsthe health of a population. Review and present the relevant literature. Your job is to take oneside of the argument and persuade your audience that you have well-founded knowledge of thetopic being presented. It is important to support your argument with evidence to ensure thevalidity of your claims, as well as to refute the counterclaims to show that you are well informedabout both sides. Be certain to consider all sides of the issue and present it in a clear manner.
The topic is unsafe water sources, poor water quality, and its effect on the population. Include examples from all over the world if necessary but specifically mention the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, USA.
Requirements: Introduction to the topic Summary of the relevant literature Development and presentation of the argument Refutation of counterclaims Nursing role in the promotion of the health of the affected population Summary of issues relevance to nursing and health Writing style, use of APA citation

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