Essay on Health Promotion in Nursing Practice

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The American Journal of Health Promotion defines “Health Promotion as the science and art of helping people change their lifestyle to move towards a state of optimal health, which is a balance of the physical, emotional, social, spiritual and intellectual health.” The main purpose of health promotion in nursing practice is that nurses have a major role to play in order to guide individuals to make healthy decisions by including their patients and families, communities that further form organizations. So it is essential for nurses have thorough knowledge and information about health promotion theories and models. Nurses must possess the skill to implement and upgrade the effectiveness of evidence based interventions and critical work on…show more content…
We also encourage our patients and families to go for screening tests for all kinds of cancers like breast, cervix, prostrate and skin etc. Above all encourage them to take control of their disease condition and try to live a healthy life. The implementation methods of health promotion that encompasses all areas of nursing include: firstly the screening the individual by asking health history, teaching them about risk factors of various diseases and how to prevent them by taking immunizations and screening tests. Secondly, we focus on the health information regarding previous disease condition like tuberculosis, MRSA, diabetes, cancer, AIDS, HIV, COPD includes airborne and contact isolation diseases and take precautionary measure to further prevent them from spreading by putting the patients in isolation rooms of contact, airborne and contact precautions. The third aspect we focus on is the health education and help patients to develop skill to take care of their hypertension by taking blood pressure medications on time. Teach them how to HEALTH PROMOTION 3 self administer insulin, and insulin withdrawal without contamination and using the appropriate sites and rotation of sites. Signs of hypo and hyperglycemia and how to take care of them. We also educate them to live healthier lifestyles by
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