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Promoting Health

By Institute of Medicine,Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • ISBN Code: : 9780309132916
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 508
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 564
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  • Pdf : promoting-health.pdf

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At the dawn of the twenty-first century, Americans enjoyed better overall health than at any other time in the nation’s history. Rapid advancements in medical technologies, breakthroughs in understanding the genetic underpinnings of health and ill health, improvements in the effectiveness and variety of pharmaceuticals, and other developments in biomedical research have helped develop cures for many illnesses and improve the lives of those with chronic diseases. By itself, however, biomedical research cannot address the most significant challenges to improving public health. Approximately half of all causes of mortality in the United States are linked to social and behavioral factors such as smoking, diet, alcohol use, sedentary lifestyle, and accidents. Yet less than five percent of the money spent annually on U.S. health care is devoted to reducing the risks of these preventable conditions. Behavioral and social interventions offer great promise, but as yet their potential has been relatively poorly tapped. Promoting Health identifies those promising areas of social science and behavioral research that may address public health needs. It includes 12 papersâ€"commissioned from some of the nation’s leading expertsâ€"that review these issues in detail, and serves to assess whether the knowledge base of social and behavioral interventions has been useful, or could be useful, in the development of broader public health interventions.

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  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Book Code : 1492585092
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Education
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  • Pdf File: promoting-health-and-academic-success.pdf

Book Short Summary:

There is increasing evidence that health and academic success go hand in hand. Now educators and health professionals have a new model—the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) approach—to use in promoting health and learning in the schools. This new approach, developed by leaders in education and health, is a transition from the coordinated school health (CSH) model that was introduced in 1987. Promoting Health and Academic Success is a new resource for the transition from CSH to WSCC. Written by national leaders in education and school health, some of whom were involved in the development of WSCC, this book provides direction for education and school health professionals interested in promoting student health. It is valuable for individuals and groups interested in advocating for WSCC and for those engaged in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of this new approach. The book also is a resource for both undergraduate and graduate students in courses that address a coordinated approach to school health. Each chapter includes application activities that engage students in translating their learning in the context of WSCC simulations. In addition, the School Health in Action feature provides case studies that demonstrate the impact school health programs are having in schools across the United States. Applicable to both students and professionals, Promoting Health and Academic Success includes an appendix that presents a thorough guide to using school health assessment tools created by organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and the National Association of State Boards of Education. Following is a partial listing of the tools: • The School Health Index helps schools improve health and safety policies. • The State Schools Health Policy Database facilitates sharing of policies across states. • The Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool encourages children to adopt and maintain health-enhancing behaviors. • The Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool assists schools in analyzing their curricula and comparing it to national physical education standards. • A Parent Engagement tool shares strategies for involving parents in school health. The book is presented in five parts. Part I unveils the new WSCC model, explains its components, and provides a historical overview of coordinated school health. Part II offers insights into the Whole Child initiative and examines the evidence linking health and academic success. Part III explores the crucial role of school administration in ensuring success, ways to meet the diverse needs of students and their families, and methods for getting the community involved. Part IV delves into planning, implementation, and evaluation aspects of WSCC. Part V looks to the future for WSCC and provides perspectives from the field. The appendix supplies the assessment instruments and tools.

Promoting Health and Well-being in the Workplace

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1137375434
  • Total of Pages : 272
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  • Pdf File: promoting-health-and-well-being-in-the-workplace.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The workplace is where almost two thirds of adults spend almost two thirds of their waking time. Though traditional, statutorily-driven approaches to risk management have been demonstrably effective in reducing the number of injuries and sickness in recent years, psychological and physical health issues are still rife in the modern-day workforce. Work-related sickness and injury absence, and the economic cost implications of such, are having a detrimental effect not just on employees and employers, but on the wider community. Written by a team of experts from across academia and practice settings, this engaging new book argues that employer organizations must work collaboratively with employees in order to create working environments that promote health for all. With a sharp focus on applying theory to practice, the book uses real-life examples from areas across the globe to encourage readers to think contextually. Key topics covered include: - Work-life balance, including issues of workload and the 'long hours culture' - The impact of work-related musculoskeletal disorders - The nature, scale and causes of work-related stress - The significance of corporate social responsibility in employee wellness. Aligned with global frameworks, this comprehensive text provides both students and qualified professionals with a solid foundation for practice, and a rich source of material for discussion.

Promoting Health and Wellbeing through Schools

By Peter Aggleton,Catherine Dennison,Ian Warwick
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135281203
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Education
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  • Pdf File: promoting-health-and-wellbeing-through-schools.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The contribution schools can make to improving students’ health and wellbeing is increasingly recognised. Schools that have embraced this role and adapted policies and practices to create an environment in which young people feel safe and happy have reported broad and significant gains. Through expert contributions from active researchers and experienced practitioners, Promoting Health and Wellbeing through Schools combines recent research with knowledge of the current climate in which schools are operating. Offering authoritative advice on effective intervention, this book provides an overview of the key issues that need to be addressed, including: alcohol use sexual health drug use obesity mental health. This accessible text is innovative in its focus on how schools can build partnerships with young people, parents, and health professionals to promote their commitment to health and wellbeing. It highlights successful approaches for promoting health and educational goals, and provides useful advice on planning and evaluation. Promoting Health and Wellbeing through Schools is invaluable reading for professionals working in and with schools to implement healthy schools programmes and to bring about improvement in health and wellbeing, including teachers, nurses, and health and education managers. It is also of interest to students, researchers and policy-makers.

Promoting Health in Children and Young People

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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 9781444322651
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Health & Fitness
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Promoting the health and wellbeing of children and young people isa vital part of every child nurse’s role. Promoting Healthin Children and Young People provides practical guidance oneveryday health issues such as preventing obesity, dental health,skin care and prevention of diseases and infections. It exploresbest practice for nursing children with chronic illnesses such asasthma, cancer, diabetes and disabilities, and gives guidance onpromoting the health of adolescents looking at issues of sexualhealth, smoking, drugs and alcohol. Each chapter discusses keyhealth promotion messages, relevant government policy and healthpromotion activities. This accessible text provides nurses with theskills and knowledge to transform the NSF into everyday healthpromotion practice. • Provides a clear skills-based approach to undertakinghealth promotion practice • Emphasises the role of the nurse in promoting goodhealth in children and young people • Discusses guidance from recent policy developmentsincluding the National Service Framework for Children • Illustrated with diagrams and boxes highlighting keypoints

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317818865
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 370
  • Pdf File: promoting-healthy-behaviour.pdf

Book Short Summary:

There is ever growing recognition by governments and healthcare professionals of the need to respond to the challenges of preventable diseases, especially so-called "lifestyle diseases", and of the influence that social class, gender, ethnicity, as well as individual differences play in health. This text explores the fundamental importance of psychology in the development of these lifestyle diseases, and how an understanding of psychological models is essential for the healthcare practitioner to predict behaviours and develop evidence-based interventions. This thoroughly updated edition includes new chapters looking at health inequalities, health promotion, working with special populations and understanding the role of social and psychological factors in some common conditions. These four additional chapters will enable the reader to better understand the place of lifestyle change within wider society. Beginning with an introduction to healthy behaviour and the context that health practitioners work in, the book goes on to look at issues, including: The role of psychology in lifestyle change Diet, alcohol, smoking and active lifestyles Sexual behaviour Chronic illness and vulnerable populations. Each chapter includes key features including learning objectives, case studies, key points and discussion questions, as well as how to apply the various research and theories to practice. Promoting Healthy Behaviour is a practical and informative guide for your practice both now and in the future, and is invaluable reading for healthcare professionals at any stage of their careers.

Promoting Health and Wellness in the Geriatric Patient, An Issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, E-Book

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  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Book Code : 0323548989
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This issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics, edited by Dr. David A. Soto-Quijano, will cover the Promotion of Health and Wellness in the Geriatric Patient. Topics discussed in the volume include, but are not limited to: Benefits of Exercise in the Older Population; Alternative Exercise Modalities and Its Effect in Older Populations; Neurocognitive Decline of the Elder Patient; Effects of Spirituality in the Quality of Life of the Elderly; Clinical Pharmacology and the Risks of Polypharmacy in the Geriatric Patient; The Competitive Senior Athlete; Rehabilitation Needs of the Elderly patient with Cancer; and Aging with Spinal Cord Injury, among others.

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  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Book Code : 1446234738
  • Total of Pages : 176
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Covering all aspects of health and wellbeing including physical, emotional and social health, this book will help schools to encourage children to make positive life choices. It links directly to Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and the National Healthy Schools Standard, and there are lots of: - photocopiable resources - lesson plans - case studies of good practice - useful forms, which can be adapted to suit your setting. This book is full of practical guidance on all aspects of PSHE, including dealing with bullying and family disharmony, and how to encourage good hygiene. Drawing directly from her experience as a school nurse and independent nurse consultant, Emma Croghan provides a clear framework for teachers, school nurses and education professionals to work together. Headteachers, class teachers, School Nurses and PSHE Co-ordinators wishing to attain the National Healthy Schools Standard will find this book essential reading.

Social Work Practice for Promoting Health and Wellbeing

By Liz Beddoe,Jane Maidment
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136283951
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Social Science
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  • Pdf File: social-work-practice-for-promoting-health-and-wellbeing.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Promoting health and wellbeing is an essential part of all effective social work – not just for practice in healthcare settings. In fact, the IFSW holds that ‘social workers in all settings are engaged in health work’ and physical and mental resilience can make a major difference to all service users’ lives. Drawing on international literature and research, the authors collected here encourage thinking about the social, political, cultural, emotional, spiritual, economic and spatial aspects of health and wellbeing, and how they impact on the unique strengths and challenges of working with particular populations and communities. Divided into three parts, the first section outlines the major theoretical paradigms and critical debates around social work and ideas of wellbeing, globalisation, risk and vulnerability, and the natural environment. The second part goes on to explore how diverse understandings of culture, identity, spirituality and health require different strategies for meeting health and wellbeing needs. The final part presents a variety of examples of social work research in relation to health and wellbeing with specific populations, including mental health. Exploring how structural inequality, oppression and stigma can impact upon people, and drawing upon a social model of health, this book is an important read for all practitioners and researchers interested in social work, public health and social inclusion.

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  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Book Code : 1452264295
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Medical
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Book Short Summary:

Promoting Health at the Community Level is the first book to provide a systematic examination of community-based health promotion. Edited by Doug Easterling, Kaia Gallagher, and Dora Lodwick, this innovative text uses seven case studies to evaluate community-driven health promotion and present promising strategies for initiating and sustaining community-based efforts. Individual chapters describe real-world, multi-site health initiatives and summarize their evaluation outcomes. Offering unique lessons for community-based coalitions and supportive organizations, Promoting Health at the Community Level will also inspire academics and students to further explore this innovative approach to health promotion and disease prevention.

Promoting Health and Well-being in Social Work Education

By Beth R. Crisp,Liz Beddoe
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317966864
  • Total of Pages : 174
  • Category : Medical
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  • Pdf File: promoting-health-and-well-being-in-social-work-education.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Social work educators can play an important part in ensuring that the promotion of health and well-being is firmly on the social work agenda for service users, as well as for students and educators. Nevertheless, this has not been a priority within social work education and presents a challenge which requires some re-thinking in terms of curriculum content, pedagogy, and how social workers respond to social problems. Furthermore, if the promotion of health and well-being is not considered a priority for social workers, this raises important questions about the role and relevance of social work in health, and thus poses challenges to social work education, both now and in the future. This book contains contributions from social work educators from Australia, America, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. They reflect on how best to prepare students to put health and well-being to the forefront of practice, drawing on research on quality of life, subjective well-being, student well-being, community participation and social connectedness, religion and spirituality, mindful practices, trauma and health inequalities. This book is an extended version of a special issue of Social Work Education.

Empowerment of Women for Promoting Health and Quality of Life

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199384681
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Social Science
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  • Pdf File: empowerment-of-women-for-promoting-health-and-quality-of-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Empowerment of Women for Promoting Health and Quality of Life critically reviews the key theoretical and empirical foundations and policy options for Global Public Health (GPH). The author presents the lessons learned from a meta-analysis of 80 self-organized, successful women's empowerment case studies across the world that have enhanced the health and well-being of their families and communities. The information gleaned offers rare opportunities for understanding what works, how women empower themselves, and how others--professionals included--can help. Additionally, Dr. Kar designs an "EMPOWER" model for empowerment of women for GPH and human development. Using an ecological perspective, the model defines the domains, dimensions, and processes of empowerment, and is applied to a community-based women's empowerment-for-health-promotion initiative. The implications for empowerment and GPH policy, practice, and research are also discussed.

Promoting Healthy Behavior

By Daniel Callahan
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  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • Book Code : 9781589013964
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 130
  • Pdf File: promoting-healthy-behavior.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The government, the media, HMOs, and individual Americans have all embraced programs to promote disease prevention. Yet obesity is up, exercise is down, teenagers continue to smoke, and sexually transmitted disease is rampant. Why? These intriguing essays examine the ethical and social problems that create subtle obstacles to changing Americans' unhealthy behavior. The contributors raise profound questions about the role of the state or employers in trying to change health-related behavior, about the actual health and economic benefits of even trying, and about the freedom and responsibility of those of us who, as citizens, will be the target of such efforts. They ask, for instance, whether we are all equally free to live healthy lives or whether social and economic conditions make a difference. Do disease prevention programs actually save money, as is commonly argued? What is the moral legitimacy of using economic and other incentives to change people's behavior, especially when (as with HMOs) the goal is to control costs? One key issue explored throughout the book is the fundamental ambivalence of traditionally libertarian Americans about health promotion programs: we like the idea of good health, but we do not want government or others posing threats to our personal lifestyle choices. The contributors argue that such programs will continue to prove less than wholly successful without a fuller examination of their place in our national values.

Vital Notes for Nurses

By Jane Wills
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118314484
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 944
  • Pdf File: vital-notes-for-nurses.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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

The Psychology of Lifestyle

By Kathryn Thirlaway,Dominic Upton
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135267278
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 828
  • Pdf File: the-psychology-of-lifestyle.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Improving lifestyles is thought to be one of the most effective means of reducing mortality and morbidity in the developed world. However, despite decades of health promotion, there has been no significant difference to lifestyles and instead there are rising levels of inactivity and obesity. The Psychology of Lifestyle addresses the role psychology can play in reversing the trend of deleterious lifestyle choices. It considers the common characteristics of lifestyle behaviours and reflects on how we can inform and improve interventions to promote healthy lifestyles. Health promotion has taught people what a healthy lifestyle is – now we need to enable people to live that life. The chapters cover key lifestyle behaviours that impact on health –smoking, eating, physical activity, drinking, sex and drug use – as well as combinations of behaviours. Each chapter contains interventions that have been developed to influence and promote lifestyle change among patients and clients. This unique book will enable readers to develop a clear theoretical and practical grasp of the psychological principles involved in all aspects of lifestyle change. It is an invaluable resource for students and professionals committed to health promotion within all health-related disciplines.

Promoting Healthy and Active Ageing

By Telmo Pereira
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000454428
  • Total of Pages : 178
  • Category : Medical
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  • Pdf File: promoting-healthy-and-active-ageing.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book demonstrates the efficacy of a multidisciplinary intervention strategy for promoting active and healthy ageing, with the assistance of dedicated technological resources. Taking an applied approach, this book promotes active and healthy ageing through the implementation of an intervention model based on the comprehensive geriatric approach (AGA). The proposed AGA model, entitled [email protected], is based on a holistic and multidisciplinary individual assessment protocol, with the consequent design and implementation of intervention strategies tailored to each individual, aimed at preventing frailty and functional, cognitive and social decline of the elderly. Intervention actions focus on personalized exercise programs, nutrition education, cognitive stimulation, co-morbidity monitoring, therapeutic counselling, and overall promotion of well-being. This book will be of interest to researchers, professionals, and students working in ageing and health, gerontology, and preventative and holistic approaches to well-being.

Promoting Health Through Creativity

By Therese Schmid
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 0470033800
  • Total of Pages : 234
  • Category : Medical
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Book Short Summary:

This book is about redefining the value to health of creativity. Creativity derives from biological changes during human evolution as a tool that is needed for survival. The successful use of creativity generates feelings of pleasure and self-esteem that are beneficial to health. In particular, it can help depression. Current values do not give adequate importance to creativity, and the author challenges these values in this book. The book contains contributed chapters on a theory of creativity as an innate capacity, the therapeutic benefits of creativity, factors that encourage or inhibit creativity and current research on these, and accounts of creativity both as individual projects and as groupwork.

Technology in Physical Activity and Health Promotion

By Zan Gao
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1315526158
  • Total of Pages : 264
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As technology becomes an ever more prevalent part of everyday life and population-based physical activity programmes seek new ways to increase lifelong engagement with physical activity, so the two have become increasingly linked. This book offers a thorough, critical examination of emerging technologies in physical activity and health, considering technological interventions within the dominant theoretical frameworks, exploring the challenges of integrating technology into physical activity promotion and offering solutions for its implementation. Technology in Physical Activity and Health Promotion occupies a broadly positive stance toward interactive technology initiatives and, while discussing some negative implications of an increased use of technology, offers practical recommendations for promoting physical activity through a range of media, including: social media mobile apps global positioning and geographic information systems wearables active videogames (exergaming) virtual reality settings. Offering a logical and clear critique of technology in physical activity and health promotion, this book will serve as an essential reference for upper-level undergraduates, postgraduate students and scholars working in public health, physical activity and health and kinesiology, and healthcare professionals.

Health Promotion in Health Care – Vital Theories and Research

By Gørill Haugan,Monica Eriksson
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030631354
  • Total of Pages : 380
  • Category : Medical
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This open access textbook represents a vital contribution to global health education, offering insights into health promotion as part of patient care for bachelor’s and master’s students in health care (nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, radiotherapists, social care workers etc.) as well as health care professionals, and providing an overview of the field of health science and health promotion for PhD students and researchers. Written by leading experts from seven countries in Europe, America, Africa and Asia, it first discusses the theory of health promotion and vital concepts. It then presents updated evidence-based health promotion approaches in different populations (people with chronic diseases, cancer, heart failure, dementia, mental disorders, long-term ICU patients, elderly individuals, families with newborn babies, palliative care patients) and examines different health promotion approaches integrated into primary care services. This edited scientific anthology provides much-needed knowledge, translating research into guidelines for practice. Today’s medical approaches are highly developed; however, patients are human beings with a wholeness of body-mind-spirit. As such, providing high-quality and effective health care requires a holistic physical-psychological-social-spiritual model of health care is required. A great number of patients, both in hospitals and in primary health care, suffer from the lack of a holistic oriented health approach: Their condition is treated, but they feel scared, helpless and lonely. Health promotion focuses on improving people’s health in spite of illnesses. Accordingly, health care that supports/promotes patients’ health by identifying their health resources will result in better patient outcomes: shorter hospital stays, less re-hospitalization, being better able to cope at home and improved well-being, which in turn lead to lower health-care costs. This scientific anthology is the first of its kind, in that it connects health promotion with the salutogenic theory of health throughout the chapters. the authors here expand the understanding of health promotion beyond health protection and disease prevention. The book focuses on describing and explaining salutogenesis as an umbrella concept, not only as the key concept of sense of coherence.

Handbook of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

By James M. Raczynski,Ralph J. DiClemente
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 146154789X
  • Total of Pages : 669
  • Category : Medical
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  • Pdf File: handbook-of-health-promotion-and-disease-prevention.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume provides an overview of the important health promotion and disease prevention theories, methods, and policy issues. Applications of these theories and methods are reviewed to promote health through a variety of channels, for a variety of disease outcomes, and among a variety of populations. It can be used as a text for introductory causes to the field of health promotion and disease prevention, as well as a reference for researchers and practitioner's actively working in this area.

Community/Public Health Nursing - E-Book

By Mary A. Nies,Melanie McEwen
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  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Book Code : 0323544010
  • Total of Pages : 728
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 557
  • Pdf File: community-public-health-nursing-e-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Give your students a complete guide to community health nursing! Community/Public Health Nursing, 7th Edition provides a unique, upstream preventive focus and a strong social justice approach, all in a concise, easy-to-read text. Covering the nurses’ role in promoting community health, it shows how students can take an active role in social action and health policy – emphasizing society’s responsibility to protect all human life and ensuring that diverse and vulnerable populations have their basic health needs met. Clinical examples and photo novellas show how nursing concepts apply to the real world. Written by community health nursing experts Mary A. Nies and Melanie McEwen, this book describes the issues and responsibilities of today’s community and public health nurse. UNIQUE! A ‘social justice’ approach promotes health for all people, including vulnerable populations. UNIQUE! ‘Upstream’ preventive focus addresses factors that are the precursors to poor health in the community, addressing potential health problems before they occur. Case Studies present the theory, concepts, and application of the nursing process in practical and manageable examples. UNIQUE! Photo novellas use photographs to tell stories showing real-life clinical scenarios and applications of important community health nursing roles. Application of the nursing process at the individual, family, and aggregate levels highlights the community perspective in all health situations Clinical examples offer snippets of real-life client situations. Theoretical frameworks common to nursing and public health aid in the application of familiar and new theory bases to problems and challenges in the community. Healthy People 2020 boxes include the most current national health care objectives. Research Highlights boxes show the application of research studies to the practice of community nursing. Ethical Insights boxes highlight ethical issues and concerns that the community/public health nurse may encounter. Objectives, key terms, and chapter outlines at the beginning of every chapter introduce important concepts and terminology. NEW AND UNIQUE! A Veterans Health chapter presents situations and considerations unique to the care of veterans. NEW! Genetics in Public Health boxes reflect increasing scientific evidence supporting the health benefits of using genetic tests and family health history to guide public health interventions. NEW! Active Learning boxes test your knowledge of the content you’ve just read, helping provide clinical application and knowledge retention.

Promoting the Health of Adolescents

By Susan G. Millstein,Anne C. Petersen,Elena O. Nightingale
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0198023863
  • Total of Pages : 426
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 537
  • Pdf File: promoting-the-health-of-adolescents.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Chronic diseases and premature death can often be linked to social, environmental, and behavioral factors that are subject to modification, especially during adolescence when many habits--both good and bad--are formed. In order to effectively encourage good health-related behaviors among adolescents, health providers need an integrated understanding of the many factors involved. This volume fills that need by providing the most comprehensive, up-to-date review of the pertinent issues, including in-depth discussions on adolescent sexuality, substance abuse, the future of adolescent health promotion, and the relationship between socioeconomic status and health-related behaviors. The outstanding group of contributors represents a wide variety of disciplines and offers proven techniques and approaches that can help future adults enjoy longer, safer, more productive lives. With an emphasis on practical solutions, Promoting the Health of Adolescents will be of value to health and social scientists, health care providers, educators, and administrators who plan and implement programs for adolescent health.

Workplace Health Promotion Programs

By Carl I. Fertman
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118669320
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 936
  • Pdf File: workplace-health-promotion-programs.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Shine a spotlight on the benefits of promoting health in theworkplace Workplace Health Promotion Programs focuses on theincredible value that employee health programs can offer byexploring six key topics: behavioral health, physical health,healthy environments, health education, nutritional health, andphysical activity. This in-depth resource explicitly establisheswhat successful workplace health promotion programs, services, andcollaborations are, and then builds upon this foundationalunderstanding by introducing methods and tools for promotingemployee health and safety, while emphasizing the skills studentsneed to do so. Through this resource, students will come tounderstand how to recognize employee health and safetyopportunities, and how to think on a larger scale when it comes toworkplace health initiatives in small, midsized, and largeremployers that are comprehensive and fiscally sound. Workplace health promotion programs have the potential to bothimprove the health of the population as a whole and controlhealthcare spending in the process. Health problems are estimatedto cost employers in the United States over $200 billion per yearthrough medical costs, absenteeism, disability, and overall reducedproductivity. Improving well-being through effective workplacehealth promotion programs can reduce this cost—and createhealthier, happier workforces. Discover the design, implementation, and evaluation ofworkplace health promotion programs that address the range ofemployee health needs and concerns Understand how evidence-based programs can positively impactbusiness and reduce health care cost Explore the larger scale implications of successful workplacehealth programs, including health policies, health insurancedesign, worker safety, employee behavior, etc. Learn how together employers and employees work to create aculture of health and well-being to support and promote employeehealth and safety Review the ways in which successful workplace health promotionprograms can prove financially beneficial Workplace Health Promotion Programs is a resource thatguides students and professionals alike in the discovery,development, and execution of successful employee healthinitiatives.

Promoting Health Equity Among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Adolescents

By Lisa Barkley,Maria Veronica Svetaz,Veenod L. Chulani
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319972057
  • Total of Pages : 241
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 187
  • Pdf File: promoting-health-equity-among-racially-and-ethnically-diverse-adolescents.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Racial and ethnic minority youth have less access to health care and experience health disparities that are linked to social determinants that impact their health and well-being. This book is a practical reference for clinicians caring for racially and ethnically diverse adolescents seeking to effectively identify and address the social structures and factors that influence their health and well-being to promote health equity. It provides an overview of key health equity, population health and cultural competency principles and highlights clinical, teaching, and research skills critical to promoting health equity. Clinically oriented chapters provide guidance on strength-based approaches and strategies that clinicians can integrate in their encounters with diverse youth and feature clinical vignettes, clinical pearls and reflection questions to promote the application of concepts to practice. Promoting Health Equity Among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Adolescents is a valuable resource for clinicians across all areas of medicine.

Health Promotion Settings

By Angela Scriven,Margaret Hodgins
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  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Book Code : 1446291472
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 882
  • Pdf File: health-promotion-settings.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Health Promotion Settings combines the theoretical discourse of the settings approach, covering a wide range of fundamental principles, concepts and policy issues, with real life examples of settings, including workplaces, schools, neighbourhood, cities and prisons. Frameworks and processes that are actively shaping health promotion in settings in the 21st Century are documented and the ideas and research covered will provide a vital set of indicators for those who promote health in settings. Combining theory with practical examples and case studies, the authors show how a settings approach can work in practice, drawing on a range of local, national and international initiatives and coordinated projects. Health Promotion Settings provides a rich source of ideas and case examples which highlight the challenges for promoting health in a range of contexts. Special attention is given to the workplace as both a priority area for health promotion and a key determinant of health. Written by a highly experienced team of health promotion and public health professionals, academics and researchers, this book is essential reading for both students and practitioners working towards the improvement of health using a settings approach. Online Resources are provided.

Communities in Action

By National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Book Code : 0309452996
  • Total of Pages : 582
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 350
  • Pdf File: communities-in-action.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of an individual's health status depends on his or her behavior and choice; community-wide problems like poverty, unemployment, poor education, inadequate housing, poor public transportation, interpersonal violence, and decaying neighborhoods also contribute to health inequities, as well as the historic and ongoing interplay of structures, policies, and norms that shape lives. When these factors are not optimal in a community, it does not mean they are intractable: such inequities can be mitigated by social policies that can shape health in powerful ways. Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity seeks to delineate the causes of and the solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities or support them, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome.

Pediatrics in Practice

By
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  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Book Code : 0826127266
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 223
  • Pdf File: pediatrics-in-practice.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Pediatrics in Practice is a faculty development health promotion curriculum based on the principles of Bright Futures. Through the resources presented, maternal and child health (MCH) educators can prepare healthcare professionals with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to communicate effectively, partner with, and educate children and families as their advocates to promote health and prevent illness in a time-efficient manner. This innovative curriculum is based on six core concepts that serve as the foundation for effective health encounters: Partnership Communication Health promotion/Illness prevention Time Management Education Advocacy These six concepts provide the tools for building successful partnerships and promoting positive interactions among health professionals, children, and families during health encounters. By learning how to integrate these core concepts into clinical practice, health professionals can be assured that they are delivering time-efficient health promotion services. This curriculum developed in collaboration with Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, and Bright Futures, will be of interest to anyone who cares for pediatric-age children, including all maternal and child health professionals such as pediatricians, nurses, public health specialists, nurse practitioners, physicians' assistants, social workers, dentists, and medical educators. The Pediatrics in Practice publication is accompanied by a supplemental DVD containing background information about Bright Futures, models of best practice, this health promotion curriculum, and scenes from Disney's The Doctor to be used with the Communication module. For Further Information, Please Click Here!

Public Health and Health Promotion for Nurses at a Glance

By Karen Wild,Maureen McGrath
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119274230
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 549
  • Pdf File: public-health-and-health-promotion-for-nurses-at-a-glance.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Public Health and Health Promotion for Nurses at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for nursing students and practitioners. Health promotion is a growing core component of nursing care, and this text combines superb illustrations with accessible information to make the key concepts of health promotion clear and easy to understand. It also provides guidance for how this can be applied in daily practice in all fields of nursing to promote the health of individual patients and communities. Divided into six sections, the first looks at the relationship between the outcomes of public health and the outcomes of nursing, before going on to explore the definitions and different approaches of health promotion.This includes the causes and determinants of morbidity and mortality, and the skills and resources that can support nurses in promoting health with individual patients. It also examines strategies for working with communities to improve health, as well as the ethics of health promotion in nursing. The perfect revision and consolidation textbook Closely linked with the public health outcomes as represented by the NMC, the 6Cs of nursing, essential nursing skills clusters as well as the implications for nursing arising from recent inquiries. Highly visual colour presentation, with full colour illustrations throughout

Healthy Care

By Helen Chambers,Steve Howell,Nicola Madge,Hannah Olle
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  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Book Code : 1907969551
  • Total of Pages : 55
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 460
  • Pdf File: healthy-care.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Children and young people who are looked after are among the most socially excluded of all young people. They are reported to have greater health needs than their peers, yet are less likely to receive adequate health care and treatment, or be supported in developing their knowledge and skills in making decisions that promote health and well-being. The National Healthy Care Standard is a national programme to promote the health and well-being of looked after children and young people. Healthy Care is a guidance document for the Standard. It summarises key national and international research and existing best practice; builds an evidence base for promoting the health and well-being of looked after children and young people; sets out current standards and guidance in England; provides health promotion models for the development of future practice.

Health Promotion in Communities

By Carolyn Chambers Clark, EdD, ARNP,FAAN
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  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Book Code : 0826116191
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 672
  • Pdf File: health-promotion-in-communities.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In her latest book, Dr. Clark applies a holistic, wellness perspective to community health, focusing on community strengths and resilience - such as positive nutrition, healthy environment, fitness, and self care skills - rather than risks and disease. Practitioners and students will find this book a practical and comprehensive resource for creating community health programs and promoting wellness among individuals and groups. Special features include: A step-by-step guide to planning, implementing, and marketing community health programs; Strategies for wellness nutrition, fitness, stress management, and smoking cessation; Strategies for preventing violence in the schools and larger community; Tips on sharpening communication skills with individuals and groups; and Models of culturally sensitive health promotion programs.

Emerging Theories in Health Promotion Practice and Research

By Ralph J. DiClemente,Richard A. Crosby,Michelle C. Kegler
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 9780470522882
  • Total of Pages : 700
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 346
  • Pdf File: emerging-theories-in-health-promotion-practice-and-research.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Here is a 'must-read' for all health promotion researchers and practitioners eager to stay one step ahead of the pack. A panoply of insightful and promising new approaches is presented for consideration and exploration in our contemporary behavioral science arsenal." — M. Elaine Auld, MPH, CHES, Chief Executive Officer, Society for Public Health Education "This book is an essential addition to the health practice and research literature, concentrating on theories that have not been extensively covered elsewhere and that have great currency. It provides an up-to-date rendition on the interplay among contemporary public health concerns, sound public health practice, and the theoretical bases for practice."— Robert M. Goodman, PhD, MPH, Dean and Professor, School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Indiana University "The authors of Emerging Theories provide vivid descriptions of the state of the science in health promotion and presents an exciting map for future research. Understanding and using theories is the hallmark of an excellent practitioner. Creating and elaborating theories is the mark of an excellent researcher. This text will be very valuable for both." — Noreen M. Clark, PhD, Myron E. Wegman Distinguished University Professor; Director, Center for Managing Chronic Disease, University of Michigan "Emerging Theories captures the dynamic growth in theories of health promotion and illustrates how divergent theoretical perspectives are being integrated into richer explanatory and practice models." — Matthew W. Kreuter, PhD, MPH, Professor of Social Work and Medicine; Director, Health Communication Research Laboratory, Washington University in St. Louis

Health Promotion for Nursing Associates

By Gillian Rowe,Deborah Gee,Ami Jackson
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  • Publisher : Learning Matters
  • Book Code : 1529786169
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 982
  • Pdf File: health-promotion-for-nursing-associates.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Promoting health and preventing ill health is central to your role as a nursing associate. Written in clear language and full of examples from practice, this book introduces all aspects of health promotion that you need to know. Covering essential topics such as health inequality and mental health promotion, the book develops your knowledge and skills in health promotion at the individual, community and population level. Key features o Fully mapped to the 2018 NMC standards of proficiency for nursing associates o Case studies, activities and insights from real TNAs illustrate health promotion in different settings across all fields of nursing o Focussed specifically on the requirements of the nursing associate role, helping you to develop into a confident professional practitioner