Health Promotions Essay

1082 Words Sep 28th, 2014 5 Pages
Health Promotions Vanessa Pickens
Grand Canyon University: Family Centered Health Promotion

Health Promotion
Health promotion can be defined in many ways. According to World Health Organization, “health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behavior towards a wider range of social and environmental interventions,” (WHO, 2014). The main goal of health promotion is to improve health, reduce health risk factors, and to promote healthy lifestyles. Health promotion is more than just providing education to patients, but it requires providers and individuals to be assertive in making decisions. First, factors affecting the
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Many women do not realize how prevalent heart disease is among the population. This article brings awareness and primarily focuses on how heart disease can be prevented. “Eighty percent of cardiac events in women could be prevented if women made the right choices for their hearts involving diet, exercise, and abstinence from smoking,” (go RED for women, 2012). The article also provides heart attack warning signs, interesting facts for women of all ethnic backgrounds to consider concerning heart disease, and even gives examples of heart healthy recipes.
Continuing on, “secondary prevention ranges from providing screening activities and treating early stages of disease to limiting disability by averting or delaying the consequences of advanced disease,” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010). The goal is to stop of slow the progression of disease in its earliest stages. Nursing implications for secondary health promotions may include educating the patient about routine screenings, performing routine screenings, and developing a plan of care based upon results of screenings. An article was reviewed to support secondary health promotion. The article focuses on the different heart screening tests, which tests are important for women, and when these tests should be conducted. “Guidelines for the American College of Cardiology do not recommend routine cardiac screening in women over 50 who do not have heart disease risk factors, if symptoms of heart disease

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