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Table Of Contents

What is health promotion and public health?
Definitions of health and wellbeing
Health education and health promotion
Public health and the new public health
The nurse’s role in promoting health
Further reading and resources
Influences on Health
Introduction
Learning outcomes
Inequalities in health
Explaining health inequalities
Tackling health inequalities
Global perspective on tackling health inequalities
The role of the nurse in tackling health inequalities
References
Summary
Approaches to Promoting Health
Perspectives of health
Approaches to health promotion
Models of health promotion
The role of the nurse in health promotion
Priorities for Public Health
Public health priorities
Accidents
Cancer
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
Diabetes
Obesity
Health Information and Epidemiology
Health information
Definitions and uses of epidemiology
Measuring health and disease in populations
Surveillance of health and the collection of health information
The role of the nurse in using health information
Protecting the Health of the Population
The changing pattern of disease and ill-health
Protecting populations: the ‘bigger picture’
Vaccination
Screening
Surveillance, prevention and control of communicable diseases
The role of the nurse in health protection
Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
Healthy lifestyles
Health decision making
Approaches to changing lifestyles
Promoting Health for Communities
Working in communities
Defining ‘community’
Needs assessment
Promoting health in communities
Community involvement and participation
Developing local communities
Community development
The role of the nurse in promoting health for communities
Creating Supportive Environments for Health
Creating supportive environments
The settings approach
A health promoting health service
The hospital setting
The pharmacy setting
The school setting
The prison setting
Index
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Vital Notes for Nurses: Promoting Health

Vital Notes for Nurses: Promoting Health

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Vital Notes for Nurses: Promoting Health is a concise,accessible introduction to health promotion and public health forpre-registration nursing students and newly qualified nurses.

Promoting the health and well-being of patients is a vital partof the nursing role. This introductory text in the Vital Notesfor Nurses series explores issues such as public healthpriorities, health inequalities, health promotion settings, and therole of the nurse in health promotion roles.

Written in a clear, accessible style which assumes no priorknowledge Each chapter includes learning objectives, case studies,scenarios, activities and learning outcomes Includes specific application to nursing practice in everychapter Identifies strategies for promoting health with individuals andcommunities and for protecting the health of the generalpopulation
Vital Notes for Nurses: Promoting Health is a concise,accessible introduction to health promotion and public health forpre-registration nursing students and newly qualified nurses.

Promoting the health and well-being of patients is a vital partof the nursing role. This introductory text in the Vital Notesfor Nurses series explores issues such as public healthpriorities, health inequalities, health promotion settings, and therole of the nurse in health promotion roles.

Written in a clear, accessible style which assumes no priorknowledge Each chapter includes learning objectives, case studies,scenarios, activities and learning outcomes Includes specific application to nursing practice in everychapter Identifies strategies for promoting health with individuals andcommunities and for protecting the health of the generalpopulation

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