Health Promotion A family health nurse assists patients and their families to manage health and illness. When dealing with chronic illness, all family members are affected and typically experience a disruption in their normal functioning. In this paper, I will discuss the chronic illness of Alzheimer’s disease and review three (3) ways I could promote the health of the patient and the family dealing with this illness.
Health promotion utilises theories and models to guide practice. A theory is the general principles of a framework of ideas in regards to a particular topic. (Merriam-webster.com, 2016) A model is a set plan of action based on theoretical ideas to achieve a set goal. (Merriam-webster.com, 2016) The difference between a
The aim of this case based study, is to Promote Health and behaviour changes within the work place,
Health Promotion: Factors Influencing the Health of Minorities Evelyne Montas NRS-429V Grand Canyon University Factors influencing the health of Minorities Equality in everything, including health issues, has to be the main feature
professionals need to be The next interview was of an Asian American family. This is a military family, the father meet, married and brought back to the United States a 23 year old Vietnamese woman. Family is vital to this Asian American family and respect is expected. Over the years, the mother has adapted to some western ways but maintains certain culture values and passed them on to her children. Diet plays a huge part in their health maintenance and protection. The diet manly consists of rice, vegetables and fish. Along with diet, exercise and staying fit is a big part of their ethnic background. The mother stated to me “Don’t you see all the Asian ladies at the gym? We take pride in staying fit.” To them their body is a temple and needs to be cared for. Spirituality of mind body and soul is another significant part of their health. Partaking in meditation, massage therapy and acupuncture are ways to rid the body of imbalance and place it back in balance to fight illness and diseases. Illness may be attributed to organic or physical problems an imbalance of yin and yang, an obstruction of chi (life energy), a failure to be in harmony with nature, punishment for immoral behavior (in this or past lives), or a curse placed by an offended spirit ("Vietnamese Cultural Profile — EthnoMed," n.d.). While this family is westernized in some ways, by going to the doctor and
“Health is defined as a state of physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (WHO). Like wise health promotion is the process of increasing the functional capacity of all people hence promote the sense of well-being. In order to accomplish this goal all health care professionals have to work hard by submitting themselves to their patients and community as a whole. Thus globalize health promotion should be the ultimate mission for all health care team, especially for nurses. Nurses are the first level health care team therefore nurses should play as a role model to all human beings. They should hold various positions in order to achieve optimum results. In this evolving health industry
Health Promotion: Giving up Smoking in Pregnancy Introduction The object of this assignment is to critically appraise a health promotion initiative related to midwifery practice. The initiative chosen is a NHS Health Scotland leaflet entitled 'Smoking: giving up during pregnancy: a guide for pregnant women who want to stop smoking' (NHS Health Scotland 2003). It will be referred to as the 'initiative' or the 'leaflet' throughout this assignment.
Health promotion summary. Holbrook, Arizona is a rural community of 5,000 in Arizona that borders the Navajo Nation. Although the population is 38% Navajo, the local school district is Title I (indicating high poverty levels), with a student demographic of roughly 64% Navajo (HUSD3, 2014). Significant disadvantage
Throughout this assignment the author will demonstrate knowledge of health promotion and its link in addressing health needs. The role of the nurse in delivering health promotion at primary, secondary and tertiary levels will be discussed and how national policy influences that delivery on the chosen topic of smoking.
Health Promotion This paper will discuss the health promotion role of learning disability nurse when supporting a person with a learning disability to access cancer screening programmes. Barriers to health inclusion will be discussed and how the nurse can assist in reducing these inequalities with the use of current legislation.
Health promotion enables the community to make their own decisions regarding their health and also increases the control on their health. (Dympna, 2007 p.16). Effective health education – as a form of health promotion - enhances health outcomes. This paper will demonstrate the meaning of health promotion before explaining the role of health education within the promotion of health. The author will discuss how important it is that the community nurse incorporates health education into their practice to enhance the health outcomes of those they are working with. This paper will use a case study of Anne to examine methods of health education and the factors to consider when engaging in this form of health promotion. Anne Giovanni who is 26 years
As a health care provider our first response always set the tone for a return on a consequence. Furthermore, as health care professional analyzing health care issues revolve around understanding the problem, implementing an intervention, and applying a solution. The World Health Organization states “health promotion helps reduce excess mortality, address the leading risk factors and underlying determinants of health, helps strengthen sustainable health systems, and places heath at the center of the broad development agenda.”
Health is defined as a state in which human needs are met in an autonomic way, and is not limited to the absence of disease or disablement (V. Henderson). Optimal health is a lively, self-motivated equilibrium of physical, intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and social well-being. The concept of health promotion delineates
An ideal health promotion and prevention program should include enough information that the audience understands it and that they are able to apply it to their lives. Health promotion and prevention aims to keep people healthy and to employ healthy behaviours. As the World Health Organization states, it is “the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health” (Rural Health Information Hub, 2017). Programs can touch on things like social and environmental factors, as well as other health determinants, to provide people with knowledge of living a healthy lifestyle. Providing information on healthy ideas can include communication, education and following policies/regulations (Rural Health Information Hub, 2017).
Part A- Health promotion approaches and strategies Discuss the effectiveness of a range of health promotion strategies in relation to young people (6 marks)