Health Promotion in Nursing

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Delmar, 2002 - Medical - 453 pages
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With health care focus shifting from treatment of disease to preventing disease, nursing students and professionals will appreciate this fresh, holistic approach to promoting health. It focuses on maintaining wellness for the entire life span. You'll learn the nurse's role in health promotion and specific strategies to promote health through nutrition, physical fitness, weight control, and avoiding substance abuse. The mind-body connection to health is discussed, as well as cultural and environmental factors related to health. You'll find everything the nurse needs to become a promoter of good health.Key features:*Focuses on the role of the nurse in health promotion*Addresses the role of communication in health promotion*Considers health promotion across all age groups*Provides practical application of principles and concepts*Think About It Boxes - Ask Students to reflect on sensitive situations such as - moral and ethical - and encourages critical thought*Ask Yourself Boxes - Asks students to consider what their own actions would be when faced with a particular situation.(health promotion, health, communication, infant, child, adolescent, young adult, middle aged adult, older adult, adult, nutrition, physical fitness, weight control, substance abuse, holistic care, health professional, health care cost, health care quality, ethical issues, legal issues)

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Janice A. Maville, EdD, MSN, RN Professor, The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA), 1201 West University Dr., Edinburg, Texas 78539 Teach master¿s level nursing courses including Advanced Health Assessment, Health Promotion, Research in Nursing, Health Policy and Finance, Advanced Adult Health, and role courses for CNS, Administrator, and Educator. Interim Department Chair for the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program, UTPA.Responsible for administration of the department Clinical Nurse Specialist in Medical-Surgical Nursing as recognized by the State of Texas Board of Nurse Examiners.

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