Teaching students about the importance of patient education and health promotion is a significant part of the nursing curriculum. The recently published Client Education: Theory and Practice, Third Edition by Mary A. Miller and Pamella Rae Stoeckel emphasizes the importance of the nurse-client relationship and focuses on the key role that nurses play in educating individuals, families, and groups in clinical settings.
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.
Cultural Competencies for Nurses: Impact on Health and Illness, Second Edition by Linda Dayer-Berenson is now available as a CourseSmart eBook.
Our cultural competency text is back with a recently published second edition of Cultural Competencies for Nurses: Impact on Health and Illness by Linda Dayer-Berenson. By compiling the history and theory behind cultural competency in nursing and health care, it offers key information regarding health beliefs and the impact of culture on health and illness.
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.