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The potential for health promotion in hospital nursing practice

  • Sue Latter
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Abstract

In recent decades there has been a rise in consumerism in matters pertaining to health, as well as changes in patterns of disease and a shift towards self-care and management of illness and rehabilitation in the community. This has been combined with an increased emphasis on a holistic model of health within nursing, incorporating psychological and social as well as physical dimensions. The result has been a recognition that nursing needs to move beyond its traditional function of caring for the sick and embrace an expanded role in health promotion. This is reflected in a number of recent strategic and policy documents (United Kingdom Central Council, 1986; Royal College of Nursing, 1989; Department of Health, 1989).

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Health Promotion Health Education Hospital Nursing Health Promotion Initiative Health Promo 
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