Health Promotion Health promotion is the process of improving health status of a person and prevention of disease by enabling the person to take control of their health. It is not just the absence of disease (Maben, & Clark, 1995). Health promotion is commonly used term in health care world, and in current society the promotion of health has greater significance, especially with the rise in consumerism. Health promotion is a vital concept for nursing, symbolizing notions that nursing is related today. Nurses are being urged to take a health promotion role, and are deemed by others as an ideal role for them. It is therefore crucial that nurses cognize the meaning of health promotion and also what is expected from them by undertaking this …show more content…
Health promotion consists of all actions that encourage maximum spiritual, mental and physical functions despite of whether an individual is ill or well. Most of these plans are aimed at bringing positive lifestyle changes (Van Leuven, & Prion, 2007). A major core competency for all NPs is health promotion. Through regular screening, immunizations and counselling, NPs can guide their patients towards the goal of health promotion and disease prevention. As a future NP, my goal is to provide patient-centered, holistic care focusing on health promotion and sickness prevention. I also believe that an understanding of practice models like Pender’s Health Promotion Model will enable me to empower patients to obtain self-efficacy and behavior specific changes. An example of health promotion measures used in my practice area is smoking cessation program. All patients admitted in our hospital are screened for smoking habits upon admission and are offered help. Other examples of health promotion that I can use as an APN include blood pressure screening and managing to prevent heart disease and stroke; Cancer screening; annual physical examination and recommending lifestyle changes, diet modification and …show more content…
By using these concepts appropriate care can be given to our patients. I believe that understanding these basic needs has guided me to provide the best quality care to my patients and enabling them to perform their functions independently. Henderson stresses the significance of health promotion and disease prevention, which will be my main focus while functioning as a nurse practitioner. She also described the role of a nurse as one of the following: substitutive, where nurse does almost everything for the patient; supplementary, where nurse is assisting patient in meeting the needs; or complementary, where nurse and patient work together to meet the needs. All of these roles are to help the patient be in charge of their health (Current Nursing.com, 2012). My values and beliefs are similar that of Henderson in that we both believe in the concepts of health promotion, illness prevention, providing better care to patients by meeting their basic needs and making them as independent as
It also offers physical, psychological and social environment. Health Promotion is considered as a philosophy, multispectral and socio-cultural technique that purpose to promote the health and wellbeing of persons and communities through health education, supportive environments and so on. (Kozier et al., 2014, p.143). As a nurse, a first recommendation to Jessica is to select low calories and highly nutritious food. Jessica used to smoke packets of cigarettes, eat unhealthy, junk foods and drink alcohol. To prevent from illness, Jessica she has to eat healthy foods and reduce to drink alcohol in order to get healthy lifestyle. Another problem Jessica is getting stress when her boyfriend left her alone and she take care of her child alone. To get good life style, Jessica has to do physical activities such as meditation and involve in some exercise program. Meditation can reduce from getting illness. Secondly, health promotion of health is for Jessica’s sister Jenna. Jenna is not much age but she is overweight. Overweight is more likely to get disease easily. Jenna also eats junk foods and pop. Due to her overweight, she feels uncomfortable to do exercise. To prevent from diseases and get safe and healthy lifestyle Jenna has to change her unsafe habits. Jessica’s family has to involve the programs that are provided by health care services It aims to prevent disease before it occurs. This is
It leads to the need for a more complex care and increase the demand for unnecessary use of resources like manpower, time and money; it can also increase the stress of the care providers. As a nurse leader, the use of theory such as Health Promotion Model can be done to address the dilemma of safe nurse staffing. Applying the theory of Health Promotion Model to the issue of staff level provides resolution and interventions that can assist leader in the organizations in improving the delivery of care, assist nurses and acknowledge them as a valuable resource, and in promoting patient’s health outcomes. This can be done by creating policies that ensure healthy and appropriate work practices, determine the appropriate number of nurse to patient ratio, identifying proper work hours, and providing enough time for nurses to rest for them to feel well appreciated to be able to promote health of the patient. The sufficient number of staff per patient would help achieve the goal of health care service regarding promotion of health of the
6). Workplace health promotion designed to improve lifestyle, and ultimately enhance health, the ability to function, and productivity (Rongen, Robroek, van Lenthe, & Burdorf, 2013, p. 406). Over the years, various theoretical models have evolved to “articulate variables involved in health behavior to predict participation and engage would be non-participants” (Galloway, 2003). Health Belief Model was one of the first theories of health behavior developed in 1950s by a group of social psychologists, who sought to explain what motivates public to participate in programs designed for wellness promotion and disease prevention (Nursing Theories, 2013). According to this model, preventative behaviors depend on the individuals’ beliefs, including their vulnerabilities to the disease, the effect of the disease on their lives, and the effect of health activities on reducing the disease severity and susceptibility (Sharafkhani, Khorsandi, Shamsi, & Ranjbaran, 2014, p.
Given the magnitude of health costs, both financial and in terms of human suffering, it is essential that preventive interventions be developed and/or enhanced. Nurses, physicians, and other helping professionals are in a good position, by virtue of their training, to add to such preventive efforts. Health is defined as a condition of physical, mental, and social well being and the absence of disease or other abnormal condition. It is not a static condition; constant change and adaptation to stress result in homeostasis (Mosby's Medical and Nursing Dictionary, 1994 p. 742). The fact that we can improve our health and extend our lives by changing our behaviors (i.e., eating well, exercising, not smoking, and reducing stress) supports the incorporation of health education, and prevention programs into a broad variety of settings.
To start off, I am going to explain the Health Promotion definition. Health is one’s ability to function well physically, mentally, and socially in order to function within the environment in which they are living in (World Health Organization, 2016). Encouraging one’s control over their own health in relation to social and environmental interventions defines health promotion which leads to the optimization of health (World Health Organization, 2016). It is essential for older adults to partake in changing their lifestyle in terms of their behavior and applying the knowledge they receive from health care providers in order to promote health (World Health Organization, 2016). Older adults mostly have a hard time taking care of themselves and need the assistance to guide them for their well-being. Therefore, nurses have a vital role in providing information and teaching individuals how to gain healthy ideas to promote healthy behaviors. Health promotion is a crucial element in supporting an older adult living with a health challenge such as Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
Health promotion is a multifaceted movement with a core value on respect, empowerment, equity, inclusion and social justice (MacDougall 2002). Aims to achieve holistic health, while it is influenced by medical and social determinants. These determinants which aids to deter...
... and it is also the most humane policy. Health promotion gives people information about healthy lifestyles and diseases at a low cost but it has substantial outcomes. This information helps people to modify their behaviors, to search for assistance and diagnosis, and to have a healthy life. Health education and communications based on psychological and behavioral research in order to promote health and wellness must be supported.
Often in practice, we as nurses deal with a variety of diseases and treatments and often have to react to the illness that the patient presents with upon our interaction. While this is an essential piece of our practice, we also have a duty to our patients to be proactive in preventing specific health-related consequences based on their risk factors and to promote their health and well being. Health promotion as it relates to nursing is about us empowering our patients to increase their control over their lives and well beings and includes: focusing on their health not just illness, empowering our patients, recognizing that health involves many dimensions and is also effected by factors outside of their control (Whitehead et al. 2008)..
Health promotion includes providing activities that improve a person’s health. These activities assist patients to “maintain or enhance their present levels of health. Health promotion activities motivate people to act positively to reach more stable levels of health” (Potter & Perry, 2005, p. 97). In order for nurses to assist patients in obtaining healthy lifestyles, they must first assess a patient’s perception of health. The World Health Organization defines health as a “state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (as cited in Potter & Perry, 2005, p. 91). There are many nursing theories that are based on an individual’s perception of health. This paper will explore how health promotion theories can assist nurses in understanding how these perceptions can affect a person’s lifestyle choices.
Throughout this philosophy paper, I have explored what nursing is based on my personal values and beliefs as it relates to the body of work in nursing. I value the importance of holistic nursing and the care of patients being individualized for them and their family. Also, effectively collaborating among health care professionals to ensure quality care for patients. Additionally, the importance of health promotion as one of the main roles of nurses is being a teacher, since promoting health prevents illness and increases the level of health in clients. These principles will serve as a guide for my personal standards of nursing practice.