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Pender's Health Promotion Model
This paper focuses on Pender's health promotion model, which is a guide for nurses to facilitate health promotion activities.
# 113120 | 3,765 words | 10 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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The paper provides the historical background of Pender's health promotion model and details the presumptions involved in the execution of this model. The paper then lists the steps that a nurse must undertake to propose a plan of action for individuals. The paper relates that this model is limited to guiding nurses to identify factors that influence an individual to adhere to health-promoting behaviors, but there are few studies that demonstrate the practical application of this model. The paper therefore asserts that more studies should be done that demonstrate the introduction of interventions.

Rationale of Health Promotion
Historical Background of the Health Promotion Model
The Health Promotion Model and its Concepts
Application to Research and Clinical Practice

From the Paper:

"The management of diseases using the most advanced medical technology is precious, but preventing diseases to preserve one's health is priceless. Nowadays, there is still an increase in prevalence of people who are suffering from cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, or various forms of cancers. In industrialized countries, obesity has reached to alarming proportions that it is already considered an epidemic. The management of these diseases costs financial stress on the government's and the individual's monetary funds. Moreover, complications related to common chronic illnesses are far and beyond. People who do not get any better can only suffer the long-term consequences of these chronic diseases. Moreover, people who have cardiovascular diseases might even die without warning from an unpredictable time bomb such as a myocardial infarct or cerebrovascular stroke. Therefore, it is critical that the community, health care providers, and individuals take the responsibility to care for their own health."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Heart Association. (10 July 2008). Cardiovascular disease statistics. [Online.] Retrieved 10 July 2008 from the Web site:
  • Arras, R. E., Ogletree, R. J., and Welshimer, K. J. (2006). "Health-promoting behaviors in men age 45 and above." International Journal of Men's Health, 5: 65-79.
  • Bariatric Surgery Info. (2008). Obesity Mortality Rate Statistics. [Online.] Retrieved 8 July 2008 from the Web site:
  • Delville, C., Hopson, L., and Abel, E. (2006). "Health promotion for women with human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome." Journal of American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 18: 534-543.
  • Lusk, S. L., Ronis, D. L., and Hong, O. (2005). "Ethnic differences in predictors of hearing protection behavior between black and white workers." Research and Theory for Nursing

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