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Health Promotion for Nurses
A Practical Guide

Author(s): Carolyn Chambers Clark, ARNP, EdD, FAAN, AHN-BC
Karen K. Paraska, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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  • ISBN-13: 9781449686673
  • Product With Access Code    522 pages      © 2014
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With the increase of chronic disease and pressure on health professionals to improve patient outcomes, the demand for skilled professionals in the field of health promotion is stronger than ever before. Health Promotion for Nurses: A Practical Guide by Carolyn Chambers Clark and Karen Paraska provides insight into the principles of health promotion, and enables the reader to translate them into practice. The book covers traditional health promotion concepts, and incorporates their use with chronic diseases. Furthermore, the authors cover program planning, implementation, and evaluation, and discuss practical applications.

This text helps bridge the gap between the theoretical and the practical, and provides professionals working in the field of health promotion the necessary tools to apply the skills in their practice. It contains case studies and exercises to provide examples of how theoretical concepts can be applied in real-life situations, and also includes chapter objectives, summaries, articles, key terms, and review questions to help guide readers through the material.

This text is divided into four sections:

  • Health Promotion and Theory
  • Health Promotion in Action
  • Health Promotion and Evidence Based Practice
  • Resources for Practice


Instructor Resources include:

  • Suggested Answers for Case Studies
  • Review Questions
  • Ask Yourself Exercises
  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Test Bank
Part  I  Health Promotion and Theory
  Chapter  1  Health and Health Promotion
  Chapter  2  Health Promotion and Theory
  Chapter  3  The Nurse’s Role in Health Promotion
Part  II  Health Promotion in Action
  Chapter  4  Promoting Physical Health
  Chapter  5  Mental Health Promotion
  Chapter  6  Family Health Promotion
  Chapter  7  Healthcare Policy in the United States
Part  III  Health Promotion and Evidence Based Practice
  Chapter  8  Health Promotion Research and Evidence
  Chapter  9  Natural, Non-Invasive Approaches to Health Promotion
  Chapter  10  Health Promotion Programs: Developing, Facilitating, Measuring, and Evaluating
  Chapter  11  Management of Chronic Conditions: Using the Evidence
Part  IV  Resources for Practice
  Appendix  A  Index of CAM methodologies
  Appendix  B  Index of chronic conditions

Carolyn Chambers Clark-ARNP, EdD, FAAN, AHN-BC

Carolyn Chambers Clark, EdD, ARNP has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing since 1980. Her dissertation dealt with the use of simulation gaming as a teaching and leadership tool. She Founded and Served as Director of The Wellness Institute from 1980 to 1995 and Editor of The Wellness Newsletter, which is still available as a monthly ezine. She was founding editor of a health care journal and editor-in-chief of an
encyclopedia of health practice. She is author of 23 nursing and or health-related books and hundreds of articles. She has taught nursing leadership at four universities and been a consultant and conducted
workshops for thousands of nursing educators and leaders.

Additional Titles by this Author

Karen K. Paraska-Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Karen K. Paraska
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA  

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