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promotion

 [pro-mo´shun]
encouragement or enhancement.
attachment promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitation of the development of the parent-infant relationship.
body mechanics promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitating the use of posture and movement in daily activities to prevent fatigue and musculoskeletal strain or injury.
cerebral perfusion promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the promotion of adequate perfusion and limitation of complications for a patient experiencing or at risk for inadequate cerebral perfusion. See also cerebral infarction.
exercise promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitation of regular physical exercise to maintain or advance to a higher level of fitness and health.
exercise promotion: strength training in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitating regular resistive muscle training to maintain or increase muscle strength.
exercise promotion: stretching in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitation of systematic slow-stretch-hold muscle exercises to induce relaxation, to prepare muscles/joints for more vigorous exercise, or to increase or maintain body flexibility.
family integrity promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the promotion of family cohesion and unity.
family integrity promotion: childbearing family in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitation of the growth of individuals or families who are adding an infant to the family unit.
family involvement promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitating family participation in the emotional and physical care of the patient.
health promotion programs designed to inform the public about health risks and methods to prevent or reduce them; the programs are often targeted at specific populations. Where the risk cannot be eliminated, health promotion programs may focus on improving or maintaining the affected person's quality of life.
health promotion (omaha) in the omaha system, a problem modifier that appears at the third level of the problem classification scheme, defined as client interest in increasing knowledge, behavior, and health expectations as well as developing resources that maintain or enhance well-being in the absence of risk factors, signs, or symptoms.
normalization promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting parents and other family members of children with chronic illnesses or disabilities in providing normal life experiences for their children and families.
oral health promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as promotion of oral hygiene and dental care for a patient with normal oral and dental health.
parenting promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing parenting information, support and coordination of comprehensive services to high-risk families.
resiliency promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting individuals, families, and communities in development, use, and strengthening of protective factors to be used in coping with environmental and societal stressors.
vehicle safety promotion in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting individuals, families, and communities to increase awareness of measures to reduce unintentional injuries in motorized and non-motorized vehicles.

health pro·mo·tion

according to the World Health Organization, the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health; it involves the population as a whole in the context of their everyday lives, rather than focusing on people at risk for specific diseases and is directed toward action on the determinants or causes of health.

health promotion

Any activity that seeks to improve a person’s or population’s health by providing information about, and increasing awareness of, at-risk behaviours associated with various diseases, with the intent of reducing those behaviours. Health-promoting behaviours include smoking cessation, avoidance of substances of abuse, use of safety belt in car, moderate or non-consumption of alcohol, reduced consumption of saturated fats and engaging in daily exercise. In the US, health promotion has been successful in reducing cardiovascular and tobacco-related disease.

health promotion

Health advocacy Public health Any activity that seeks to improve a person's or population's health by providing information about and ↑ awareness of 'at risk' behaviors associated with various conditions, and ↓ those behaviors. See Health, Ottawa charter.

health pro·mo·tion

(helth prŏ-mō'shŭn)
Providing clients with information to enhance health and prevent disease. Lifestyles that influence good health are encouraged.
See also: primary preventive nursing

health promotion

any initiatives, by any public or private agency, to prevent ill health and promote positive health through a variety of strategies ranging from the implementation of public health policies to encouraging individual changes in health behaviours.

health promotion

protocols to achieve greatest health potential (regardless of current health status) for all members of society, by means of disease prevention strategies (founded on maintenance of a healthy lifestyle)

health promotion,

n cultivation—for both individuals and communities—of habits that promote optimal physical, mental, spiritual, and environmental well-being.

health pro·mo·tion

(helth prŏ-mō'shŭn)
Providing patients and clients with information to enhance health and prevent disease.

Patient discussion about health promotion

Q. I am interested in social service. So what can I do to promote a healthy pregnancy?

A. Hi friend, once you're pregnant, a regular checkup is the key. Your health professional might want to monitor your baby's growth and watch for problems that can only be detected by checking your blood pressure, urine, and blood regularly. Anything you do that harms your body harms your fetus. Take special care: To avoid: tobacco smoking, alcohol, drugs, chemicals, radiation (as from X-rays), and sources of infection. Keep your body temperature from getting too high [over 100.4° (38°)] by treating any fevers with acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) and avoiding exercise or activity that overheats you. Also avoid high-temperature hot tubs and saunas. Take extra-good care of yourself while you're pregnant. Everything healthy you do for your body benefits your growing fetus. Rest when you need it, eat well, and exercise regularly.

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The organization's standards are set high to help health promotion organizations achieve the highest level of performance possible, increase health behavior change in eligible individuals and create an environment of continuous improvement.
Older Person Strategy, a specific initiative to assist and guide the implementation of health promotion for adults 65 years and over.
The Health Promotion Model (HPM) is well suited for the development of a health promotion plan for people with CKD in Southern Ontario.
Health promotion itself is defined as "the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health.
We used [chi square] for categorical variables and a t-test for continuous variables to compare sociodemographic, health status, health behavior, and health services utilization characteristics variables among Treatment Users to Health Promotion Users.
2 x 60-minute back care health promotion workshops of your choice (up to 25 participants in each workshop)
In Health Promotion Programs, Part 1 provides a broad historical sketch including a description of the first International Conference of Health Promotion's definition of health.
This information will also help the Health Promotion Directorate to have ready data that can be used.
This paper describes results of formative research conducted with the 59 campuses in the North Carolina Community College System to determine the current status of their worksite health promotion efforts and to gauge the feasibility of implementing worksite health promotion programs.
The low public health promotion spending meant 'NSW should examine whether it's spending enough', he added.
Barbara McKellar, oral health promotion manager at NHS Coventry, said: "Looking after the mouth is an essential part of caring for your general health and well-being.
Increasing health promotion programs in the workplace, especially at smaller work sites, should continue to be an important public health goal, advocated authors of an August AJPH study.

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