Health Promotion: Is the believe or assumption that people will maintain their health by participating in certain type of life style changes that will prevent stroke,heart disease ,lung cancer,chronic pain,diabetes.And there are services that will help people to maintain healthy life no matter their social economic or their geographical location in the world.
Below are Health Promotion Behaviors.(Voluntary behavior)
No smoking (If you can do not smoke)
Good Nutrition: Eat moderately.
Maintain idea body weight.
If you are pregnant attend prenatal classes and follow doctor’s
Sleep atleast seven hours a night.
Eat your breakfast (Most important meal of the day)
Do not live a sedentary life style.
Moderate Exercise. Little exercise a day will not kill you rather it will make you stronger.
Education :Get information about your health .
Communicate and learn from others and healthcare providers about
health promotion and disease prevention.
Drink moderate alcohol or wine
.Be happy because good mental health is good for the overall health.
This is to reduce the development of chronic diseases.Disease prevention is the action taken by individuals to avoid the display of disease.These actions
are taken to improve health by changes of social and economic determinant on health.By provision of information on people behavior,consultations and resources made available will help the prevention of chronic diseases.That is the prevention of acute,chronic and castastropic conditions.We must do the right thing to maintain our health.
Doctor visit for early detection of
high blood pressure,
High blood Glucose.
Fever of Unknown origin.
What is the Role of Nurses in Health Promotion.
The Nurse should encourage patients to make informed decision.
Education: The Nurse should educate the patients on how to promote their health and prevent diseases.Inform patients of two groups of illness.Acute and Chronic illness.Acute illness is a rapid onset of self limiting but patient can receive specific treatment and return to their original state.Whereas Chronic illness is referred to as permanent disease.That is the deviation from normal to sickness state.It is an irreversible illness for example Cancer,heart disease,diabetes,and Chronic pain.
Florence Nightingale 1859 “Nursing ought to signify the proper use of fresh air,light,warmth,cleanliness,quiet,and the proper selection and administration of Diet ,all at the least expense of vital power to the patient.
And what nursing has to do is put patient in the best condition for Nature to act upon him.”.
Nurses should educate patients to:
Take their Medications
Follow up appointment as scheduled.