Health Promotion in Nursing Practice / Edition 6

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Whether you're an undergraduate or graduate nursing student or a nurse practitioner, Health Promotion in Nursing Practice, 4/e offers comprehensive coverage of the nurse's role in the promotion of healthful lifestyles and the prevention of disease. Included are analyses of various definitions of health, clear-cut models for understanding health promotion, and effective assessment tools and strategies. All nurses can assist individuals and families establish healthier lifestyles. This text is the tool that outlines how.

New to the Fourth Edition!

  • Healthy People 2001: Featured throughout the text are relevant, day-to-day examples.
  • Directions for Practice: This special section at the end of each chapter provides practical examples for application.
  • Expanded focus: New coverage includes discussions of vulnerable populations and questions of how health disparities can be eliminated.

Other Titles of Interest
Murray, Health Promotion through the Life Span, 7/e 0-8385-3688-3
Fontaine/Cleary, Healing Practices 0-8385-0385-3

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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This nursing textbook overviews the major health behavior models and theories that guide health promotion interventions, describes strategies for providing evidence-based health promotion care to diverse populations, and encourages critical thinking about future directions for health promotion in nursing practice. The fourth edition adds discussion of vulnerable populations and elimination of health disparities. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Mary Ellen Wurzbach, RN, MSN, PhD (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
Description: This book is an overview of the quest for human health, health empowerment in diverse settings, planning for health promotion and disease prevention, strategies for prevention and health promotion, and approaches for promoting a healthier society. It is the third edition.
Purpose: The author wishes to provide an overview of major health behavior models and theories developed to date that can guide health promotion interventions; to describe specific strategies and tools that can be used by nursing students and nurses in practice settings for providing health promotion care; to spark the creative energies of nurses everywhere; to develop new patient-focused healthcare systems that meet the health promotion and disease prevention needs of our citizens, particularly the most vulnerable; and to foster critical thinking about what the directions for health promotion research and theory development should be.
Audience: The book is written for practicing nurses and nursing students in settings where health promotion is provided. It is also pertinent for students in baccalaureate or master's level theory or research courses.
Features: The quality and quantity of illustrations are appropriate. The references are a combination of current and historical. The table of contents could go into more detail. One of the unique features of the book is the direction given for research into topics related to health promotion. These research directions are provided at the end of each chapter.
Assessment: This book is a condensed version of the previous edition. It is unique in the nursing literature, providing a state-of-the-art discussion of the current status of theory related to health, health beliefs, and health promotion. Although condensed, this updated version continues to offer a one-of-a-kind discussion of planning, strategies, and approaches for promoting the health of individuals and society. I would recommend its purchase by libraries and students, both baccalaureate and masters, of nursing research and theory.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135097212
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 4/29/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 154,065
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Global Health Promotion: Challenge of the 21st Century

Part I. The Human Quest for Health

1. Toward a Definition of Health

2. Individual Models to Promote Health Behavior

3. Community Models to Promote Health

Part II. Planning for Health Promotion and Prevention

4. Assessing Health and Health Behaviors

5. Developing a Health Promotion—Prevention Plan

Part III. Interventions for Health Promotion and Prevention

6. Physical Activity and Health Promotion

7. Nutrition and Health Promotion

8. Stress Management and Health Promotion

9. Social Support and Health

Part IV. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Health Promotion

10. Evaluating Individual and Community Interventions

Part V. Health Promotion in Diverse Populations

11. Self-Care for Health Promotion Across the Life Span

12. Health Promotion in Vulnerable Populations

Part VI. Approaches for Promoting a Healthier Society

13. Health Promotion in Community Settings

14. Promoting Health Through Social and Environmental Change


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