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.
Current and authoritative information on health promotion in relation to nursing practice is often difficult to find. Contemporary Health Promotion in Nursing Practice by Bonnie Raingruber helps solve this problem. As a result, Doody's Review Service just awarded it 4 stars.
Nurses are a central component in promoting healthy behavior to the general public, their clients, and their community. In Contemporary Health Promotion in Nursing Practice, Bonnie Raingruber examines the nurse's role in health promotion and illustrates how healthy behaviors, like weight management, positive dietary changes, smoking cessation, and exercise, are more likely to be adopted by clients if nurses adopt these same behaviors.