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4 #14 Climate Justice 10 Najeem Al Balushi – A Nursing view from Oman

Nurses for Healthy Environments
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4 #14 Climate Justice 10 Najeem Al Balushi - A Nursing view from Oman

Najeem Al Balushi, is a senior nurse and a Fulbright Scholar in Oman’s Ministry of Health.

Najeem Al Balushi, is a senior nurse and a Fulbright Scholar in Oman’s Ministry of Health. He received his General Nursing Diploma from Oman in 2007, BSN and Master of Public Health with Health Policy and Administration emphasis from the U.S. in 2011 and 2015 respectively. During his 14 years of experience, he worked in different specialties ranging from orthopedic surgery department to accident and emergency and intensive care unit. In August 2011 he was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International, Alpha Nu Chapter, Honor Society of Nursing as a community leader.


He currently is the Director of Professional Practice at the Directorate General of Nursing Affairs (DGNA), Ministry of Health – Headquarters. His duties include participating in developing standards of professional nursing practice, strategic plans and programs concerning general and specialized nursing services in the government and private sectors, including community health initiatives, as well as development of clinical nursing leadership in collaboration with concerned authorities. He delivers healthcare and nursing related lectures at colleges and healthcare institutions throughout Oman.



Dr. Robin Evans-Agnew, host of the Nurses’ Actions for 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 available (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.