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Nursing: Health Education and Improving Patient Self-Management

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Nursing: Health Education and Improving Patient Self-Management

Nursing: Health Education and Improving Patient Self-Management by Barbara Sassen
English | 20 Oct. 2017 | ISBN: 3319517686 | 265 Pages | PDF | 3.31 MB

This book describes the latest advances in health education and patients' self-management, addressing core questions such as: How can you motivate a patient to adopt a healthier lifestyle, and how can you support their self-management? Though there is a broad consensus within the nursing profession on the importance of health promotion and the promotion of self-management, nursing professionals often struggle with the underlying theoretical and practical aspects involved, as well as the right type of intervention to use and how to evaluate the results.

The book departs from international trends, which primarily underline the importance of prevention and focus on such issues as the increase in the number of people with chronic health problems and co-morbidity, the empowerment of patients, and the technological developments in the health care system. In the first chapters, it examines health at the micro-, meso- and macro-level, combined with epidemiological health indicators. The following chapters focus on prevention, health promotion and self-management, while also broadly discussing prevention.