Discussion prompts: 

  1. The human population depends on various natural resources, plants, and other members of the animal kingdom for our survival and lifestyles. Take a day in your life at home and at work and think of items or ways you could reduce or do away with. In what ways does the reduction promote resource depletion? As a nurse, how would you advocate for mitigating unrestricted consumption and its effects on the human population and health? (USLOs 5.1, 5.2)


  1. Take any two finite/non-renewable resources and discuss ways to conserve them or promote their sustainable use. How do the effects of resource depletion intersect with socioeconomic status, gender, race/ethnicity, and health outcomes? Explain. Next, in what ways can nurses encourage sustainability in their personal and professional settings? (USLOs 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4)