Health Promotion is vital part of the nursing profession, and is the first standard, in the Canadian Community Health Nursing Professional Practice Model & Standards of Practice. The nursing profession shares the same view on the concept of health promotion as the World Health Organization (WHO). Health promotion is defined by Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) as “the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health" (Community Health Nurses of Canada, 2011, pg. 10) Health Promotion in nursing focuses on education, action, and advocacy to build capacity, and empowerment in both individuals and communities in order to facilitate individual and community control, political efficacy, improved quality of community life and social justice. (Canadian Community Health Nursing Standards of Practice, 2008, pg.
Paradigms are put together to assist in identifying areas in which the individual or group must improve for example, to realize aspirations, to satisfy needs, and to change or cope with the environment.  Therefore, health is seen as a resource for everyday life. One paradigm that outlines an approach to achieve complete health from a holistic, ecological and salutogenic health perspective is the Red Lotus Model. It is distinct from other health promotion models in that it incorporates a system of values and principles that is applied across the phases of health promotion, including needs assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.  This paradigm is useful as it enables practitioners to proactively and purposefully put into action a connected system of values and principles across the phases of a health promotion process.
This life changing film examines factors that contribute to the childhood obesity epidemic and also how to prevent its spread. Three major points that this film discussed were the statistics behind obesity, the relationship between public health and the food industry, and it also discussed obesity prevention. Childhood obesity is an ever growing
The Health Belief Model (Picture taken from Mark Conner) The HBM has also inspired a range of successful behavior change interventions (Jones et al, 1987).The common-sense operationalization that HBM uses including key beliefs related to decisions about health behaviors is taken as a strength. The psychological readiness to take specific action and the extent to which a particular course of action is believed to be beneficial in reducing the threat are the two important variables of HBM. (19)(Rosenstock1966:98) Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) The Theory of Planned Behavior (2)TPB; Ajzen, 1991) was developed by social psychologists and has been widely applied to understanding health behaviors (6)Conner and Sparks, 2005). It speciﬁes the factors that determine that individual’s decision to perform a particular behavior. TPB added “perceived behavioral control” to the earlier Theory of Reasoned Action (1)( Ajzen and Fishbein, 1980).
“Quality care is best provided in a healthy, functional work environment” (Finkelman, et al, p477, 2013). With that being said, interprofessional leadership should be implemented more across the nation in an effort to provide a healthy, functional work environment. Nurses can have an impact on leadership in several different roles, but one is by influencing health
Most people probably think that when you are in poverty, that you just don’t have material things or that you are just poor. That is not always the case. When you are in poverty you have to search for your water. When you do not have a lot of water it limits the things you can do. Things such as taking showers every day and drinking whenever you want become a lot harder than what we are used to.
As a future clinician, I am dedicated to making an impact by providing primary care services to those from underserved communities with limited access to health care. Primary care clinicians are the backbone of all patient care. They provide comprehensive health services to patients by educating on prevention, recognizing undiagnosed
Increased malnutrition is caused by poor diversification of diets such as relying too much on starchy staples. Thus, the consumption of a variety of foods is important for positive health. Malnutrition can be reduced by the consumption of diets having animal sources, vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables as well as nutrient-rich legumes (Arimond and Ruel, 2004; Thompson and Amoroso, 2011). According to the FAO, IFAD and WFP, (2015) about 800 million people do not have sufficient access to calories. A low intake of vitamins and minerals causes about 2 billion people all over the world to suffer from micronutrient malnutrition (IFPRI, 2014).
"The Nola Pender Health Promotion Model, 1996" is based on educating people on how to care for and lead a healthy life. This theory identifies in the individual cognitive-perceptual factors that are modified by the situational, personal and interpersonal characteristics, which results in the participation in behaviors conducive to health, when there is a pattern for action. She considers health as a high-level positive state, and takes it as a goal, towards which the person must strive to lead a healthy life. The objective of this model is to integrate both the nurse and the person regarding the behaviors that promote the human well-being, biological, psychological and sociocultural; It is visualized that the nursing professional should be
The health and condition of our patients is where we give our full attention to. Nurses can help improve patient’s health and well being by linking social determinants of health to outcomes (Ref). Research has proven that social determinants of health such as homelessness can affect health outcomes (Ref).We want to give our best effort to help in the development in each individual to regain maximal functional status through independence and self care. We need to make sure that we reach our goals in our plan of care and making sure that we will do everything in our ability to be as healthy as possible and teach them how to maintain being healthy. While ensuring our patient’s health, we should be mindful of our health as nurses as well.
Healthy People 2020 aims to educate and support the nation in wellness and prevention just as well as nurses do. Nurse as well as Healthy People aim to improve each individual’s health in more ways than one. When it comes to nursing I feel that it’s our duty as nurses to do our best to educate these patients and help support them on their journey while they are in your care in hopes that what you taught them sticks with them once they are
In any case, now we should investigate the larger picture, which is that in ten years that is a total gain of thirty pounds. This weight gain can lead to type two diabetes which is associated with being overweight and numerous health issues emerge, for example, heart attack, stroke and kidney disease just to name a few. There are so many negative side consequences for obesity and essentially, we need to commit to fighting this epidemic. I must say it is disturbing that this is the first generation of children that will live a shorter life than their parents will. I think one serious issue is that food quality has decreased in a major way because corporations want to maximize profit.
It is such a major issue because childhood obesity easily leads to obesity in adulthood that increases the risks for heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, stroke, and cancer (Nutrition). Therefore an objective of Healthy People 2020 is to decrease the risks of chronic diseases by increasing the rate of those with healthy body weights. The main focus of achieving this is by encouraging healthy eating behaviors. Another goal of Healthy People 2020 is to improve health through physical activity, which has a major effect on obesity. They have new objectives now focusing on increasing
The key driver behind obesity is poor nutrition. This is influenced by a range of socio economic and cultural factors. It includes a lack of access to fresh and healthy food as well as a lack of nutrition education among people living in rural areas. In rural areas, local businesses do not sell quality fruits and vegetables, because it is too expensive. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare the supply of healthy food to remote and rural areas is periodic and there is a limited choice.