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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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H5: Health promotion will have a positive effect on job satisfaction.
2005) also explains that science, practice and policy work together to create a health promotion plan.
She came to the attention of WHO in the early 1980s and was hired as the first Health Promotion Officer for WHO Europe.
All CAM Users were more likely than Non-Users to be female (Table 2); women accounted for 48 percent of Non-Users but 52 percent of Treatment Users, 57 percent of Health Promotion Users, and 61 percent of Mixed Users.
It is recognized that in the last twenty years public health has shifted in its conception, its fundamentals and practices fed by the principles and values the health promotion strategy drives.
The construction of the State Health Promotion Policy of Minas Gerais (POEPS-MG) was motivated by the implementation of reviewed PNPS actions, aiming at accelerating the introduction of Health Promotion actions into the daily routine of PHC services in Minas Gerais municipalities.
The interview schedule included questions on the importance and awareness of oral health promotion at schools, and opportunities and challenges facing integration of oral health promotion services.
Not only is health promotion ethical, it promotes health equity and empowers individuals.
Pender's model of health promotion is a nursing model which helps to predict the health behaviour.
The current scope of practice published by the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand (2004) gives occupational therapists a mandate to work with a health promotion focus.
This study attempts to determine which factors are highly associated with the choice of the Health Promotion Major and which type of influence (environmental conditions, instrumental learning experiences, or associative learning experiences) is most powerful.
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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