Understanding The Nursing And Health, Wellness, And Illness Essay

1145 WordsJun 30, 20155 Pages
Conceptual understanding The nurse’s role in Health, Wellness, and Illness is providing education and care related to nutrition, physical fitness, weight control, avoidance of tobacco and alcohol, avoidance of substance abuse, and enhancing holistic care. According to the CDC, in our state,” two-thirds of all adults (65.7%) are overweight.” Obesity is associated with many chronic diseases, and losing weight produces many health benefits such as, improvements in blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugars, physical mobility, self-confidence etc…” (CDC, 2013) To manage or lose weight lifestyle changes of eating healthier and adding more physical activity is needed. The WHO definition of Health is, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”(WHO, 2015) Many clients I work with have common diagnoses, but knowing that each individual client needs are different a holistic approach is necessary to achieve desired goals. With my new gained knowledge from our recent studies, I understand that my role as a nurse is not about just following a ‘current’ plan of care, but also continually to assess the client and changing goals or implementing new goals that could improve my client’s health. According to the AHNA, “nursing practice involves the “whole body, mind, emotion, spirit, social/cultural, relationship, context, and environment.” (Thornton, L., 2015) Interrelated Concepts I found under the

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