Review of Literature
Goodman, Davies, Dinan, Tai & Iliffe (2011) define health promotion as the act of helping others and encouraging positive health among individuals within a given society through personal, private, and public means. Analysts define this skill as the science of promoting the protection and improving peoples’ health through education. Public health has been documented over the years to improve the well-being of people in a given society. The behavior activities include self responsibility, nutritional awareness physical fitness, and stress management. According to Callens, Tibbins & Lenney (2011) define health promotion as those activities that when put in place by an ...view middle of the document...
Pinzon-Perez & Mountcastle (2010), on the other hand, note that health promotion is the main focus of the nursing profession. The process of promoting peoples’ healthy lifestyles has eliminated the existence of disease experienced by different individuals in the community. He argues that nurses must take the role in promoting health care within the community so as to improve the health status of a given community.
As indicated in the three articles, the main roles of nurses in health promotion are to deal with the local communities in identifying and eradicating health issues in the community, providing a comprehensive service to improve and maintain peoples’ health, organize and coordinate care to all community members and promoting peoples’ health by providing useful health information. Lastly nurses develop heath care work force in their specialization.
Nursing roles and responsibilities evolving in health promotion has been clearly explained in the articles. With the changing culture in the nursing profession, there is a need for changes to be made in health promotion services by the nurses for effective health promotion. The authors advocate for the development of innovative ways of working together across the nursing discipline and traditional boundaries.
The nurses are advised to develop new nursing roles and responsibility that will ensure proper service provision of health promotion. This also challenges employees to employee qualified staff and provide facilities for health promotion. The articles advocate for the evaluation of innovative models for health promotion and provide findings for improvement of health promotion. The new nursing roles are emerging with boundaries in the health promotion shifting, therefore; the nurses need to be trained on the emerging issues for quality health promotion.
The implementation areas include public health. According to Goodman et al...