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ANGEL VARGAS, Liliana; TORRES ANDRES, Juan Pablo y FONSECA VELOSO DE OLIVEIRA, Thaís. The globalization, environment and health relationship: Challenges for nursing in the XXI Century. Index Enferm [online]. 2010, vol.19, n.2-3, pp.152-156. ISSN 1132-1296.
This article is a result of the necessity of discussing the many impacts that the globalization process, since it affects way the political, economical and social relations, that are expressed in the environmental degradation and becomes a strong threat to the health of individuals and communities in the local and global levels. Intends to stimulate a reflection from the interdisciplinary analysis of the developed knowledge about categories like globalization, environment and health, and their articulation with the professional nursing practice. In a methodological point of view, it is systematization from primary and secondary bibliographic sources including indexed ones. We conclude that the professional nursing practice in the XXI century demands confronting the challenge of resize the concept of nursing care, must be understood not as an act but as a caring actitude and a commitment to the protection of life of this and future's generations.
Palabras clave : Environment; Environmental Health; Public Health; Nursing Care.