Family Centered Health Promotion

932 words 4 pages
Family Centered Health Promotion

Grand Canyon University: NRS-429V
05/12/2013

Definition of Health Promotion is increasing awareness, indentifying alternatives and influencing attitudes of the people, so that they can make an informed decision and change their behaviors to achieve an optimal level of mental, physical and social health. Health promotion is also defined as the process of empowering people to improve and take control of their health to optimize the quality of their lives. Ennis et al (2006) has explained health promotion as emotional, cognitive and behavioral endeavor to promote well being and health of the people. Davis (1995) expresses a deeper perspective in which preventive health science, social environment,
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Primary health promotion level prevention precedes dysfunctions, diseases and injury and it is implied to the healthy people. The environment is conducive to the health and wellness rather than the health problems. Primary level of prevention involves identifying the risk factors involving anticipation of actions and planning. This concept motivates the individual in maintaining and achieving an acceptable level of health status by telling them to involve innovation in their practice to make their practice effective and concise to improve patient’s outcome.
Secondary level prevention deals with identifying the level of damage that has happened to the individual’s health because of his disease process or lack of knowledge. Aggressive actions need to be taken to stop any further damages or complications from arising. Early screenings for example: mammograms, colonoscopy and infectious diseases. Secondary health prevention is less effective and more expensive in contrast to primary health prevention. The most important factor is early detection and intervention of the disease process for a better prognosis.
Tertiary level prevention help individuals deal with long term complicated medical problems such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. The prime concern is to prevent further deterioration of the disease process and to improve the quality of life. For example: patient support groups, cardiac

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