The health care sector alone is responsible for 8.5% of the country’s greenhouse

The health care sector alone is responsible for 8.5% of the country’s greenhouse

The health care sector alone is responsible for 8.5% of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, so this is an appropriate topic – however, be certain that you are describing waste issues that contribute to green house emissions, specific affects to the population identified, and have have specific interventions to reduce these emissions. Similarly – your nursing actions need to be specific and actionable. (from professor)
Introduction to the topic
State the topic of concern (i.e. air pollution); a brief reason why it is a problem; implications for public/population/community health; any policy issues
Summary of the relevant literature
This is important; the literature supports the seriousness of the topic; and provides evidence of the problem, impact, etc. Sources should be from peer-reviewed literature; try to limit website sources
Development and presentation of the argument
This is your position. For example, if my topic was contaminated water in Flint, Michigan; I might take the position that the Federal Government needs to provide more funds, oversight, etc. to remedy the situation.
Refutation of counterclaims 
Explain briefly, those who have a different perspective/opinion/position about the subject. In the example above, perhaps there are factions of the government that claim that the work is done and there is no need for additional intervention. After you provide two counterclaims, describe why you feel differently. In the case above, “new cases of lead poisoning are emerging since the end of the funding”, etc.
Nursing role in the promotion of the health of the affected population
Self-explanatory; Is it participating in screening? Education? Attending community meetings? Are there any nursing-related organizations that support your actions and/or this issue?
Summary of issue’s relevance to nursing and health
Why as a community of nursing/profession is the issue important? Think of our class, why are environmental issues important to nursing as a profession?
Writing style, use of APA 7th edition 
Self-explanatory
I’d like you all to take a look at and read the American Nurse’s Association’s (ANA) position paper on prevention and cessation of tobacco and other nicotine products.  
However, it struck me that it was a great model for you to use for your paper. While there is NO need to replicate the style, you can see as you read that the writers provided their position…the why. They gave background information. They provided recommendations, not only for policy makers but for nurses.
I hope that if you can find the time, access the ANA website, www.nursingworld.org and find the practice and advocacy section of the website. There’s great information, and I have to say, the content makes me proud to be a nurse!
ana-position-statement-on-tobacco-products-03202020.pdf (nursingworld.org)