Review of Literature

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Review of Literature Dan Wade Grand Canyon University Review of Literature Nursing roles are expanding in the area of health promotion. The purpose of health promotion in nursing practice is to educate patients on ways they can improve their health. Upon review of three literature articles pertaining to health promotion, this paper will discuss expanding nursing roles in the area of education. Health promotion, by expanding nursing roles, helps patients improve their overall health. Examples included avoiding poor choices like substance abuse, decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease, and reducing the disease process by restoring function. Health promotion should be a high priority to the field of nursing in order to increase health education to patients, which is undoubtedly a nurse’s role. Health promotion has been defined as, “the science and art of helping people change their lifestyle to move toward a state of optimal health” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010, p. 14). A more complex definition includes, “the process of advocating health in order to enhance the probability that personal (individual, family, and community), private (professional and business), and public (federal, state, and local government) support the positive health practices which will become the social norm” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010, p. 14). Nursing roles are expanding in the area of education and health promotion. Nursing Home, Cardiovascular, and Public Health expanding nursing roles in health promotion are seen. The purpose of health promotion is to educate especially those at highest risk. Patient education includes decreasing health risks and behaviors that can occur by taking a proactive approach of health promotion, recognizing diseases before symptoms occur, and restoring function by reducing the disease process (Schievelbein, 2011). Primary prevention involves

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