Week 6 – Discussion 1: Global Economics

Discussion prompts

  1. Research any two scenarios of international trade or environmental policies impacting local businesses. Then discuss if the policies encompass all races, genders, and socioeconomic groups, ensuring equity. What challenges do nations and governments face when streamlining energy costs, reducing fossil fuel use, and moving toward zero-carbon energy? As a global citizen and a nurse, how would you influence policies for tackling environmental problems? (USLOs 6.1, 6.2, 6.3)


  1. Why is a global perspective necessary when addressing climate change and other environmental concerns? Use at least two specific examples when formatting your response and support it with scholarly literature. What happens if governments focus only on the regional or state level when drafting climate policies? Next, as a nurse, how would you disseminate this often complex, global perspective to others? Can you contribute to system/global issues from an individual level? (USLOs 6.1, 6.2, 6.3)