Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span - Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study, 8th Edition
Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study

Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span - Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study, 8th Edition


With the advent of health care reform and an emphasis on reducing health care costs, health promotion and disease prevention is a priority in nursing care. Be prepared with Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span, 8th Edition, your comprehensive guide to major health promotion concepts. Featuring practical guidance – including boxes on diversity awareness, evidence-based practice, innovative practice, hot topics, and quality and safety as well as case studies and care plans – our experienced authors give you all the tools you need to stay current on the latest research and trends in health promotion.

  • Extensive coverage of growth and development throughout the lifespan emphasizes the unique problems and health promotion needs of each age and stage of development.
  • Separate chapters on each population – group, individual, family, and community – stress the unique issues faced when providing care to each group.
  • Evidence-Based Practice boxes emphasize current research efforts and opportunities in health promotion.
  • Hot Topics and Innovative Practice boxes engage students’ interest by introducing significant issues, trends, and creative programs and projects in health promotion practice.
  • Diversity Awareness boxes address various cultural perspectives and provide important information that needs to be considered in planning care.
  • Case studies and care plans present realistic situations that challenge students to reflect upon important health promotion concepts.
  • Think About It boxes dig deeper into the chapter topic and encourage critical thinking.
  • Numerous pedagogical features such as objectives, key terms, and textual summaries highlight the most important concepts and terms in each chapter.
  • NEW! Healthy People 2020 boxes include related goals and objectives for each chapter to address emerging health issues and health priorities over the next decade.
  • NEW! Quality and Safety scenarios include examples and suggestions to encourage quality and safety in nursing.
  • NEW! Redesigned Nutrition chapter highlights the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the MyPlate food guide.
  • NEW! Standard headings in the growth and development chapters reinforce the concepts of Gordon's Functional Health Patterns.  

Module 1: Foundations for Health Promotion

    • Health Defined: Objectives for Promotion and Prevention

    • Emerging Populations and Health

    • Health Policy and the Delivery System

    • The Therapeutic Relationship

    • Ethical Issues Relevant to Health Promotion

    Module 2: Assessment for Health Promotion

    • Health Promotion and the Individual

    • Health Promotion and the Family

    • Health Promotion and the Community

    Module 3: Interventions for Health Promotion

    • Screening

    • Health Education

    • Nutrition Counseling for Health Promotion

    • Exercise

    • Stress Management

    • Holistic Health Strategies

    Module 4: Application of Health Promotion

    • Overview of Growth and Development Framework

    • The Prenatal Period

    • Infant

    • Toddler

    • Preschool Child

    • School-Age Child

    • Adolescent

    • Young Adult

    • Middle-Age Adult

    • Older Adult

    Module 5: Challenges in the Twenty-First Century

    • Health Promotion for the Twenty-First Century: Throughout the Life Span and Throughout the World
    Carole Lium Edelman, APRN, MS, CS, BC, CMC, Director of Geriatric Care Management, Waveny Care Center, New Canaan, CT; Associate Faculty Member, Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, CT; Fellow, Brookdale Center on Aging; Hunter College, New York, NY, Carol Lynn Mandle, PhD, AP, RN, CNS, FNP, Associate Professor, Connell School of Nursing, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; Family Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Scientist, Mind-Body Medical Institute, Boston, MA; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA and Elizabeth C. Kudzma, DNSc, MPH, RNC, Professor of Nursing, Curry College, Milton, Massachusetts


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