When nurses are working within a health promotion model every interaction with a client can be an educational intervention rankin 2005 for example while changing the dressing of a diabetic foot ulcer there is the opportunity to discuss blood sugar testing and diabetic control. General health promoters are expected to have knowledge of health promotion effective health promotion actions national health and social care policies and to have the ability to apply these to their nursing practice witt and puntel de almeida 2008 whitehead 2009. Never before has health promotion been more important than it is today nurses in education practice and research settings can participate in the advancement of health promotion not only to the mainstream but to the forefront of nursing practice. With health care focus shifting from treatment of disease to preventing disease nursing students and professionals will appreciate this fresh holistic approach to promoting health it focuses on maintaining wellness for the entire life span youll learn the nurses role in health promotion and specific strategies to promote health through nutrition physical fitness weight control and . health promotion in nursing grand canyon university family centered health promotion health promotion in nursing health promotion by definition is the provision of information and education to individuals families and communities that encourages commitment to make positive contributions to their health status
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