Fundamentals of Health Promotion for Nurses is a concise, accessible introduction to health promotion and public health for pre-registration nursing students and newly qualified nurses. Promoting the health and wellbeing of patients is a vital part of the nursing role, and the updated second edition of this user-friendly book discusses the foundations for health promotion practice using practical examples, activities and discussion points to encourage readers to reflect on their values, debate the issues and apply their knowledge and understanding to practice.
Jane Wills is Professor of Health Promotion at London South Bank University
About the series xiii Preface xiv Acknowledgements xvi Glossary of key terms xvii Contributors xxii How to use your textbook xxiv About the companion website xxviii Part One Health Promotion and Public Health 1 Chapter 1 Health and health promotion 4 Jane Wills and Linda Jackson Introduction 4 What is health? 5 Influences on health 7 What is health promotion? 10 Health promotion and public health 15 Health promotion and nursing practice 16 Further reading and resources 19 References 20 Chapter 2 T he patient in their social context 22 Jenny Husbands and Jane Wills Introduction 22 Inequalities in health 23 Explaining health inequalities 28 Tackling health inequalities 34 Global perspective on tackling health inequalities 36 The role of the nurse in tackling health inequalities 37 Further reading and resources 39 References 39 Chapter 3 Approaches to promoting health 42 Susie Sykes Introduction 42 Perspectives of health 43 Approaches to health promotion 44 Models of health promotion 50 Further reading and resources 58 References 58 Chapter 4 Creating supportive environments for health 60 Amanda Hesman Introduction 60 Creating supportive environments 61 A health promoting health service 65 The hospital setting 66 The pharmacy setting 68 The school setting 70 The prison setting 71 Further reading and Resources 74 References 74 Part Two Public Health Priorities 77 Chapter 5 Smoking 80 Jenny Husbands and Jane Wills Introduction 80 Factors influencing smoking 81 Prevalence of smoking 82 Smoking as a public health priority 85 Addressing smoking: tobacco control 87 Addressing smoking: creating supportive environments 90 Addressing smoking: developing personal skills and stopping people from starting to smoke 91 Addressing smoking: developing personal skills and enabling people to quit 92 The role of the nurse in addressing smoking 94 Further reading and resources 95 References 96 Chapter 6 Alcohol 98 Jane Wills Introduction 98 The impact of alcohol on health 99 Defining alcohol-related harm 100 Alcohol as a public health priority 103 The prevalence of drinking 103 The policy context 105 The role of the nurse in health promotion 110 Further reading and resources 111 References 112 Chapter 7 Sexual health 114 Jane Wills Introduction 114 Defining sexual health 115 Why is sexual health a public health priority? 116 Sexual health inequalities in England 120 Factors contributing to sexual health 121 Addressing sexual ill health and promoting sexual health 122 The role of the nurse in health promotion 126 Further reading and resources 127 References 128 Chapter 8 Obesity 130 Jane Wills, Jenny Husbands and Muireann Kelly Introduction 130 Defining obesity 131 Prevalence of obesity 133 Causes of obesity 135 Obesity as a public health priority 136 Policy context 137 Addressing obesity 138 Addressing obesity and promoting a healthy diet: health education 142 Addressing obesity in children: using social support 143 Addressing obesity and promoting physical activity: creating a supportive environment 144 Addressing obesity through public policy 144 The role of the nurse in tackling obesity 146 Further reading and resources 147 References 148 Chapter 9 Long-term conditions 150 Sandie Woods Introduction 150 Long-term conditions as a public health priority 151 Health policy context 154 Approaches to long-term conditions: developing personal skills and self-management 155 Approaches to long-term conditions: developing personal skills: telehealth and telecare 158 Approaches to long-term conditions: developing personal skills and health education 160 Approaches to long-term conditions: creating a supportive environment 161 Further reading and resources 163 References 163 Part Three Skills for Health Promotion 165 Chapter 10 Using health information and epidemiology 168 Amanda Hesman Introduction 168 Health information 169 Definitions and uses of epidemiology 173 Measuring health and disease in populations 174 Epidemiological studies 179 Surveillance of health and the collection of health information 183 Health outcomes 186 Needs assessment 187 The role of the nurse in using health information 187 Further reading and resources 189 References 190 Chapter 11 Evidence-based practice 192 Jane Wills and Pat England Introduction 192 Practice and decision-making 193 What do we need to know? 194 The rise of evidence-based practice 197 Evidence-based practice: what it is and what it isn t 198 Doing a review 200 Finding evidence 201 Looking for other information to help decision-making 206 Appraising evidence 207 Acting on evidence 209 Further reading and resources 210 References 210 Chapter 12 Health education and communication 212 Jane Wills Introduction 212 Approaches to changing lifestyles 216 The role of the nurse in promoting health behaviour and lifestyle change 230 Further reading and resources 233 References 233 Chapter 13 Protecting the health of the population 234 Amanda Hesman Introduction 234 The changing pattern of disease and ill health 235 Infection control 237 Protecting populations: the bigger picture 239 Vaccinations 240 Screening 243 Surveillance, prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases 249 The role of the nurse in health protection 251 Further reading and resources 253 References 254 Part Four Health Promotion and the Nurse 255 Chapter 14 Health promotion and people with learning disabilities 258 Jo Delree and Renee Francis Introduction 259 The role of the nurse in promoting the health of people with learning disabilities 261 Priorities in health promotion and disease prevention 264 General health and life expectancy 265 Examples of health promotion strategies and activities 268 Further reading and resources 272 References 272 Chapter 15 Health promotion and people with mental health issues 276 Thomas J. Currid Introduction 276 Defining mental health promotion 278 The role of mental health nursing and health promotion 279 Priorities for health promotion for people with mental health issues 284 Strategies for mental health promotion 286 Further reading and resources 290 References 290 Chapter 16 Health promotion and older adults 292 Sandie Woods Introduction 292 Priorities for the health of older people 297 Strategies for health promotion with older adults 299 Further reading and resources 307 References 308 Chapter 17 Health promotion and nursing in the community 310 Sandra Horner and Maxine Jameson Introduction 310 Defining community 311 Defining community nursing 312 Priorities for health promotion in the community 314 Strategies for health promotion in the community 319 Further reading and resources 322 References 322 Chapter 18 Children s nursing and health promotion 324 Jane Wills and Matt Lester Introduction 324 Priorities in health promotion for children 327 Strategies for health promotion with children 332 The role of the children s nurse in health promotion 340 Further reading and resources 342 References 342 Index 345