According to the World Health Organization (WHO), health promotion "enables people to increase control over their own health. It covers a wide range of social and environmental interventions that are designed to benefit and protect individual people’s health and quality of life by addressing and preventing the root causes of ill health, not just focusing on treatment and cure." As such, health promotion has long been a central part of nursing practice. Increasingly, nurses have needed to adopt an active role in promoting the health of individuals, families, communities, and nations.
The recently published Contemporary Health Promotion in Nursing Practice, Second Edition by Bonnie Raingruber focuses on why health promotion is an integral part of nursing practice while examining health promotion theories and genetic and social determinants of health. Using a strengths-based approach, it addresses patient care with an emphasis on the importance of shared decision-making, health literacy, and health disparities.
Rooted in a thorough discussion of health promotion theories, historical documents, and policies that have shaped health promotion practice, it covers a wide range of topics, including smoking cessation, chronic disease management, stress reduction, obesity, and examples of health promotion measurement.
What else makes the Second Edition special?
- New nursing and non-nursing theories
- Updated content on health policy and nursing informatics
- Healthy People 2020 goals
- Creative approaches to health promotion, including soap operas, street theater, and art therapy
- Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools