Health Promotion and Public Health for Nursing Students

Overview

The health service is changing to emphasise the need for public involvement and empowerment in their own health. Student nurses need preparation for practice which brings health promotion into the forefront of nursing care. Written in clear language and in a simple to use format, this book provides a practical guide to what health promotion is and how it interacts with public health. It focuses on the real world and explains carefully how health promotion can be implemented in straightforward terms, while drawing...

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Overview

The health service is changing to emphasise the need for public involvement and empowerment in their own health. Student nurses need preparation for practice which brings health promotion into the forefront of nursing care. Written in clear language and in a simple to use format, this book provides a practical guide to what health promotion is and how it interacts with public health. It focuses on the real world and explains carefully how health promotion can be implemented in straightforward terms, while drawing on the main theories, models and evidence that inform practice. The book covers the essential topics like lifestyle changes, health screening and teaching patients enabling students to become health promoting nurses of the future.

Key features

  • Case studies and scenarios makes theory easy to apply to nursing practice
  • Plenty of activities help build critical thinking and independent learning skills
  • Applicable to the whole pre-registration nursing programme, all levels and fields including child and adolescent perspectives and health promotion for mental health

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781446275030
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/28/2014
  • Series: Transforming Nursing Practice Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Daryl Evans is a principal lecturer in nursing and health promotion at Middlesex University, where she is programme leader for the BSc Health Promotion (top-up). She is an experienced nurse and nurse teacher and integrates health promotion practice into her role at the university. Her professional interests include empowerment of patients, settings-based health promotion and teaching analysis skills to nurses.

Dina Coutsaftiki is a senior lecturer in nursing and health promotion at Middlesex University, where she teaches on pre-registration and post-registration courses. She also acts as a supervisor for students' dissertations at first degree and masters' level. She has been in academia since 1989 and has a diverse clinical background in nursing, ranging across acute general medicine, surgery and gynaecology. She is a clinical specialist in reproductive and sexual health. Her research interests are in health promotion with special focus on reproductive health.

C. Patricia Fathers is a senior lecturer at Middlesex University and teaches on the BSc Health Promotion (top-up) course. She has taught health promotion to both nursing students and multidisciplinary healthcare students. This role has provided some insight into the needs of students as they engage in the study of health promotion.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Thinking health promotion
Tackling lifestyle change
Encouraging health screening
Teaching patients
Supporting self-management
Considering public health
Managing health promotion in practice
Keeping up your skills

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