Health Promotion on Copd

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Essay Title: Health Promotion :Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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The Nursing and Midwifery council (NMC 2008)states that a nurse should be able to protect and promote the health and well-being of those in their care. This essay will be discussing the health promotion role of a nurse looking after a patient that has Chronic Obstuctive Pulmonary Disease(COPD) .The essay will focus on a 65 year old gentleman Mr Abraham who has been admitted into a general medical ward,with an acute exacerbation of COPD. Mr Abraham is well known to the ward as he is admitted regularly, the ward staff are aware of the fact that he continues to smoke and uses his inhalers incorrectly.

World Health Organisation (WHO 2010) state "Chronic
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It is very important to play a key role in empowering Mr Abraham to cut down on how much he smokes in order for him to be able to manage his condition well, which will help him understand the value of health and understand some of the known complications of COPD (NMC 2009).

Prochaska and DiClemente(1984) deals with intentional behavioural change and views change as a process rather than an event.The change process is characterised by six stages of change.These include the precontemplation,contemplation,preparation,action,maintenance and relapse which can occur at any stage in any part of the cycle.

Relating to Mr Abraham scenario he is presumed to be in the precontemplation stage of the Procheska and Di-Clemente model (1984)The scenario set is he is well known to the ward he has been admitted numerous times due to having exacerbation's of COPD .Furthermore Mr Abraham is fully aware that smoking contributes and makes an impact on his health condition however there are no clear indications in him willing to take steps to quit smoking and he is also hesitant to consider the possibility of change.

Before the model of change can begin, the nurse should develop a non-judgemental supportive therapeutic relationship with Mr Abraham which will enable the nurse to know him better and see what his triggers are and what challenges he faces in his everyday life . The health professional should
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