Health Promotion in Communities: Holistic and Wellness Approaches / Edition 1

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In her latest book, Dr. Clark applies a holistic, wellness perspective to community health, focusing on community strengths and resilience - such as positive nutrition, healthy environment, fitness, and self care skills - rather than risks and disease. Practitioners and students will find this book a practical and comprehensive resource for creating community health programs and promoting wellness among individuals and groups. Special features include:

  • A step-by-step guide to planning, implementing, and marketing community health programs;
  • Strategies for wellness nutrition, fitness, stress management, and smoking cessation;
  • Strategies for preventing violence in the schools and larger community;
  • Tips on sharpening communication skills with individuals and groups; and
  • Models of culturally sensitive health promotion programs.
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Practitioners in community health provide their colleagues with practical ideas on improving their efforts working with individuals, families, groups, and communities. Within a holistic/wellness framework that views clients as whole people and experts in their own wellness, they look at theory and concepts, developing programs, strategies, interaction skills, health promotion in a cultural context, and lessons from sample programs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826114075
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Carolyn Chambers Clark, ARNP, EdD, FAAN, AHNC, founded the Wellness Institute and now runs a website called Wellness and Relationship Resources at that provides continuing education materials, newsletters, seminars, and practice management consultation. As a certified advanced holistic nurse and mental health nurse practitioner, she has maintained a private practice with clients for more than 30 years, focusing on whole person wellness.

She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 1980 and is an award-winning author who has conducted research and published widely on wellness, holistic, and self-care topics, including Wellness Practitioner, Integrating Complementary Procedures into Practice, Health Promotion in Communities: Holistic and Wellness Approaches (Springer Publishing Company, 2001),Holistic Assertiveness Skills for Nurses: Empower Yourself (and Others!) (Springer Publishing Company, 2003) and The Encyclopedia of Complementary Health Practice (Springer Publishing Company. 1999) She was also founding editor of the Alternative Health Practitioner: The Journal of Complementary and Natural Care and is the author of Group Leadership Skills (Springer Publishing Company, 2003), now in its fourth edition.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Boxes
List of Figures
1 A Model for Health and Wellness Promotion in Communities 3
2 Health Promotion with Changing and Vulnerable Populations 15
3 Community Self-Assessment 35
4 Principles of Planning Effective Community Programs 47
5 Community Mobilization and Participation 69
6 Marketing Community Health Promotion Programs 83
7 Evaluating Community Health Programs 97
8 Health Promotion in Rural Settings 111
9 Health Promotion on the Internet 121
10 Nutrition and Weight Management 133
11 Fitness and Flexible Movement 183
12 Typical Childhood Communicable Diseases: Promoting Community Resiliency 199
13 Stress Management 213
14 Smoking Cessation 233
15 Violence-Prevention Skills 247
16 Environmental Wellness 261
17 Complementary Health Care Practices 279
18 Advanced Communication Skills with Individuals and Groups 297
19 Working with Groups 311
20 Working with Families 331
21 Health Promotion with African American Women 355
22 Establishing a Lay Health Promotion Program in a Hispanic Community 383
23 Diabetes Programs in Hawaii 401
24 Parish Nursing 409
25 Conducting a Survey: The Example of a Youth Service Organization 421
26 Violence Prevention in Schools: A Model Violence-Prevention Center 433
27 Evaluating Small Community-Based Health Promotion Programs: Lessons Learned from Colorado Health Promotion Initiatives 439
28 Health Promotion in a Homeless Center 461
Index 465
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