Fundamentals of Health Promotion for Nurses.pdf

Fundamentals of Health Promotion for Nurses.pdf


Promoting the health and wellbeing of patients is a vital part of the nursing role. Fundamentals of Health Promotion for Nurses is a concise, accessible introduction to health promotion and public health for pre-registration nursing students and newly qualified nurses. This user-friendly book discusses the foundations for health promotion practice using practical examples, activities and discussion points, designed to encourage readers to reflect on their values, debate the issues and apply their knowledge and understanding to practice situations. Tying in closely with the NMC Standards for Pre-Registration Education, 2010, this new edition has been fully revised in both content and structure, with several brand new chapters and expanded areas of discussion. It takes a practical approach to health promotion in different placement settings in which the student nurse will be asked to reflect on what they have observed on placement and how the theory in the chapter has helped them to make sense of the practice observed.

Reviews from 1st edition: 'This is a really useful text. Health promotion, an essential aspect of the nurse's role, has not previously been given sufficient prominence. The chapters are written by notable authors and despite their diversity, there is continuity to it, giving it an overall coherence and sense of whole. This is a thoroughly useful text.' ( Nursing Times) 'Health promotion, an essential aspect of the nurse's role, has not previously been given sufficient prominence...this is a thoroughly useful text and contains, as it says "vital notes for nurses."' ( Nursing Times, 2 Oct 2007) 'This book is readable, consistent and relays some important messages for students and experienced nurses.' ( Nursing Standard, 24 October 2007)

Preface Section 1 Health Promotion and Public Health Introduction Chapter 1 Health and health promotion Linda Jackson and Jane Wills Chapter 2 The patient in their social context Jenny Husbands and Jane Wills Chapter 3 Approaches to promoting health Susie Sykes Chapter 4 Creating supportive environments for health Amanda Hesman Section 2 Public Health Priorities Introduction Chapter 5 Smoking Jenny Husbands and Jane Wills Chapter 6 Alcohol Jane Wills Chapter 7 Sexual Health Jane Wills Chapter 8 Obesity Jane Wills, Jenny Husbands, Muireann Kelly Chapter 9 Long-term conditions Sandie Woods Section 3 Skills for Health Promotion Introduction Chapter 10 Using health information and epidemiology Amanda Hesman Chapter 11 Evidence based practice Jane Wills and Pat England Chapter 12 Health education and communication Jane Wills and Jenny Husbands Chapter 13 Protecting the health of the population Amanda Hesman Section 4 Health Promotion and the Nurse Introduction Chapter 14 Health promotion and people with learning disabilities Jo Delree and Renee Francis Chapter 15 Health promotion and people with mental health issues Thomas J Currid Chapter 16 Health promotion and older adults Sandie Woods Chapter 17 Health promotion and nursing in the community Sandra Horner and Maxine Jameson Chapter 18 Children's nursing and health promotion Jane Wills and Matt Leste


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