Hospitals going green: a holistic view of the issue and the critical role of the nurse leader.

@article{Harris2009HospitalsGG,
  title={Hospitals going green: a holistic view of the issue and the critical role of the nurse leader.},
  author={Nikela Harris and Linda Pisa and Sandy Talioaga and Toni M Vezeau},
  journal={Holistic nursing practice},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={101-11}
}
The healthcare industry produces millions of tons of waste each year and is one of the largest consumers of energy in the United States. This article focuses on how nurses can facilitate "green" hospitals and work toward environmental sustainability. The authors critically approach the topic from the perspectives of nursing, environmental health, psychology, politics, international health, economics, and ethics. Specifically, the article addresses the critical role of the professional nurse as… CONTINUE READING