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4 #12 Climate Justice 7 Maria Alejandra Orostegui Santander, RN, PhD, Visionary Educator in Colombia

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4 #12 Climate Justice 7 Maria Alejandra Orostegui Santander, RN, PhD, Visionary Educator in Colombia

Maria Alejandra Orostegui Santander, RN, PhD in education, Master in Education, Specialist in Auditing and Quality Assurance with an emphasis in Epidemiology

Dr Rojas is a University Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad Católica del Norte, Coquimbo, Chile. She is also the President of the Group of Ecologist Nurses of Chile and leader of the good coexistence group ANHE Latinoamerica.  She has work experience in the field of primary health care.

She is the director of the Nursing Program at the Simón Bolívar University in Barranquilla, Colombia. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Colombian Association of Nursing Faculties and academic peer of accreditation in education in Colombia.

Enfermera, Dra en educación,  Magister en Educación, Especialista en  Auditoria y Garantía de la Calidad con énfasis en Epidemiología

Ella es directora del Programa de Enfermería de la Universidad Simón Bolívar de Barranquilla, Colombia. Es miembro de la Juanta directiva de la Asociacion Colombiana de Facultades de Enfermería y par academico de acreditación en educación en Colombia. Miembro de ANHE Latinoamerica

Dr. Doriam Camacho, interviewer for  the Climate Justice Series

Doriam Camacho, PhD, MBA, RN is the Dean of the nursing faculty of the Cooperative University of Colombia. She is the leader of ANHE Latinamerica and member of Sigma Theta Tau and Sigma Xi.

Soy enfermera, Dra, en Enfermería, Magister en Gestion de la calidad, seguridad y medio ambiente, Especialista en gerencia de la caludad y auditoria en salud  Decana de la Facultad de Enfermería de la Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia Campus Santa Marta. Líder de ANHE Latinoamérica y miembro de Sigma Theta Tau y Sigma Xi.


Dr. Robin Evans-Agnew , host of  the Climate Justice Series

Dr. Evans-Agnew (He, Him, His) is an associate professor in the vibrant University of Washington Tacoma’s School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership. He is co-leading ANHE’s Climate Justice in Nursing Steering Committee, and is the first host of the Climate Justice Series of the podcast. Our working definition of Climate Justice is:

“Climate justice nursing addresses the social, racial, economic, environmental, and multispecies justice issues of the climate crisis through centering the experiences and knowledges of frontline communities and safeguarding the rights of Nature to achieve planetary health.”

The Nurse Actions for Climate Justice Podcasts showcase actions nurses are taking around the globe to address and advance climate justice for people and our planet.The podcasts will form part of an anticipated virtual exhibit for the 2021 Congress of Parties meeting on Climate Change (November, Glasgow UK). In the interviews we discuss the interviewees opinions and attitudes towards addressing climate justice, and describe the actions or projects the interviewee is involved in. We summarize with suggestions for next steps and ways other nurses can get involved in similar actions in their own countries. Interviews are conducted in English, with Spanish language interpretation a

vailable (kindly provided by ANHE Latinoamérica members).


Beth Schenk

Elizabeth Schenk, PhD, RN, FAAN is a healthcare sustainability leader in Missoula, Montana.  She has been working to reduce pollution from healthcare for over 3 decades. Schenk developed the “Nurses Environmental Awareness Tool”. She led the development of the CHANT: Climate, Health and Nursing Tool. She developed the WE ACT PLEASE framework for environmental stewardship. Schenk serves on the national board of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, and on the boards of Montana Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate and Climate Smart Missoula. She has hosted the podcast for 4 seasons, and loves speaking with nurses around the world to highlight and celebrate their work at the intersection of health and environment.

You can read the transcript of this podcast here.