Implications for Nursing
Nurses, by virtue of
their expertise in health and health care and their long-established
credibility with consumers, play a vital role in health promotion. In many
instances they have initiated health-promotion programs or have participated with
other health care personnel in developing and providing wellness services in a
vari-ety of settings (Fig. 4-2).
As health care
professionals, nurses have a responsibility to promote activities that foster
well-being, self-actualization, and personal fulfillment. Every interaction
with consumers of health care must be viewed as an opportunity to promote
positive health attitudes and behaviors.