Health Promotion in Nursing Practice

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Health Promotion in Nursing Practice
Denise Streater
Family Centered Health Promotion
Turner, Hortense
March 18, 2012

Health Promotion in Nursing Practice
Health Promotion has been defined as the process of enabling people to increase control and improve their health (WHO Ottawa Charter 1986) along with optimizing the quality of life. Ennis et al (2006) has described health promotion as behavioral, cognitive, and an emotional endeavor to promote health and the well being of people. Davis (1995) expresses a greater perspective of health promotion in which social environment, preventive health science, community base units, public health policies, and economic activities are concepts, which were systematically viewed. Health promotion not only focuses on education. Other focuses involve strategy based on evidence and activities that is used by individuals, families, and communities which is designated to protect and promote health. This protection and promotion of health reduces the chances of progressive illness. Examples of evidence-based strategies are counseling programs, encouraging physical activity, improvement of nutritional interventions, and environmental or behavioral modifications that may lead to patients’ compliance. Health Promotions objectively optimizes the awareness of health wellness that should be sustained. Upon reviewing various nursing literature a particular article was informative (Journal of clinical Nursing: Nurses’ perceptions understanding and experiences of health promotion.) This article expressed health promotion as a process in nursing practice, identifies the role of a nurse with team players and viewed methods, which encompass all areas of nursing. While acknowledging some health perspective levels (primary, secondary, and tertiary) of health prevention were identified. The purpose of health promotion has involved some strategies as first described in...
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