Sunday, March 20, 2011

Integrative Health Promotion Conceptual Bases for Nursing Practice

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Pub
2nd edition - November 3, 2005
Paperback: 495 pages
ISBN-10: 9780763738402
ISBN-13: 978-0763738402

Health Promotion: An Integrative Nursing Approach for Nurses is a comprehensive textbook that integrates the conceptual and theoretical bases of lifestyle approaches to health promotion and holistic approaches to healing. Health belief systems, models, and theories are emphasized. Additionally, the text stimulates thought and foundations for practice through the exploration of the theoretical and evidence bases for a variety of noninvasive therapeutic interventions. Health Promotion discusses cultural, legal, and ethical influences on health promotion and addresses the elements of healing as a goal of nursing, as contrasted with curing. The text goes on to discuss creating a helping relationship that is characterized by presence (being rather than doing), mindfulness, respect, genuineness, active listening, empathy, and the therapeutic use of self. Promoting community health through empowerment strategies and ecocentric approaches to global health are also presented. 

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