Health Promotion Concept Analysis

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Concept Analysis: Health Promotion
Amanda Harrold
Purdue University Northwest

The purpose of this concept analysis is to clarify the meaning of health promotion. In the healthcare environment, nurses are looked at as the promoters of health. Health promotion engages and empowers individuals and communities to engage in healthy behaviors, and make changes that reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases and other morbidities (Rural, 2002).
Uses of the concept: health promotion
Health promotion is a concept that can be dissected and looked into more throughly. As a result, I have defined the terms health and promotion independently in addition to the joined contextual meaning.
Definitions of Health:
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to encourage something to develop or succeed (Promote, 2006). a move up to a more important job (promotion, 2006).
The term promotion is used in a variety of literature such as marketing, travel, and business.
Definitions of Health Promotion: a plan based on a community, and aimed at maintaining an optimum state of health and quality of life for those who make up the community (Health, 2010). behavior motivated by the desire to increase well-being and actualize human health potential (Gonzalo, 2011). any planned combination of educational, political, regulatory and organizational supports for actions and conditions of living conducive to the health of individuals, groups, or communities (Kok, 2007).
The World Health Organization defines health promotion as the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behaviour towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions (World Health Organization [WHO], (n.d.).
An attribute is the characteristics or quality of the concept. the desire of individuals or communities to reach their optimal health (Maben & Clark,
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Over the next few hours Jeannie made several attempts to breastfeed her child, but is not having any success. With no previous experience in child rearing, Jeannie decides to ask the nurse for help. Connie, the nurse on duty hears out Jeannie 's concerns and offers to provide her with step-by-step techniques to help the baby engage in breastfeeding easier. A frustrated Jeannie contemplates at attempting to try to breastfeed the newborn again. Connie encourages her to try again and that she will work with her until the baby is able to latch. Within minutes, the newborn latches onto its mother and nurses. Jeannie is surprised in Connie 's ability to provide her with the educational support she was without and begins asking questions about why she should continue breastfeeding versus formula feeding. Connie explains that the mother 's body is naturally equiptment to grow, birth, and nourish a baby in which formula can not. Jeannie shows much appreciation in Connie 's ability to educate her on her own body as well as provide additional education she can do to maintain optimal health for herself and newborn daughter once they leave the

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