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For BSN and MSN courses in health promotion, and as a supplement to community nursing courses.
This book presents a strong, up-to-date foundation for understanding and building the science and practice of health promotion. It has three goals: to introduce the major individual and community models and theories that guide health promotion interventions; to offer evidence-based strategies for effective health promotion in practice settings; and to foster critical thinking about future opportunities for research and more effective interventions. This Sixth Edition is thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research and terminology.
New coverage includes: the U.S. Government's Healthy People 2020 Goals; more ecological approaches encompassing families, communities, and nations; new health promotion technologies, and more.
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.