Public Health and Health Promotion

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The framework of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention is also useful for bringing pharmacy and public health together. Primary prevention includes health promotion and requires action on the determinants of health to prevent disease occurring. It has been described as refocusing upstream to stop people falling in to the waters of disease. Secondary prevention is essentially the early detection of disease, followed by appropriate intervention, such as health promotion or treatment. Tertiary prevention aims to reduce the impact of the disease and promote quality of life through active rehabilitation. From the GCU Library, select and review three recent (published within the last five years) journal articles (one of each of the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of health promotion) in nursing practice. Prepare an essay (750-1,000) words in which you review and compare the three articles you have selected for this assignment. Address the following: 1) How is health promotion defined?

Health promotion could be defined as an approach that goes further than just health care. It is the practice of empowering individuals with knowledge and education to better prevent illness, aide in screening for illnesses to detect any issues that may be unknown without the early screening tools, and instruct and educate on an illness once it has been diagnosed to prevent further deterioration of health. It also includes laws that are reviewed and passed that attribute to quality health care. 2) What is the purpose of health promotion in nursing practice? The purpose of health promotion in nursing is to aide in the prevention of disease and promotes a healthy community. 3)    How are nursing roles and responsibilities evolving in health promotion? 4)    Explain the implementation methods for health promotion that encompasses all areas of nursing. 5)    Compare the three levels of health promotion prevention.
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