Health Determinants

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Health Determinants
Health plays an important factor in the everyday life. In our society, there are those who stay healthy while others always unhealthy. In the field of nursing, it is important to find out reasons as to why lack of health is a continuing problem in the society. This is the key to becoming effective in the sector. The parameters that define health are known as health determinants. These range from social, economic, personal, and environmental factors. This is an important topic as it holds the key to the professional nursing practise. Dealing with health issues is no longer an easy affair as it was earlier. In the past, people
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This has been found to contribute to a number of deaths through diseases like cancer and heart diseases (Thomson, 2010). According Thomson (2010), skills that individuals use to effectively interact with the surrounding world are known as coping skills. Most of these skills are acquired in the early stages of life and keep on influencing life into adulthood. Research has shown that those who learn good coping skills are able to adequately come up with mechanisms of self-reliance and enhanced health life (Graham, 2007). Such people are rarely prone to indulge in health risk activities. Nursing professionals should be aware with such to ensure that adequate measures are taken. All nurses should be aware of their own personal health practises. Awareness should help in coming up with coping skills for effective nursing practice.
Hand Hygiene Hand washing is a very minor hygienic practice, but it has a major implication on the health. This can be defined as cleaning of hands with water or other liquids or soap to remove, dirt, soil, and/or microorganisms. This is a practice that has the ability to prevent or minimize the spread of certain diseases. Hand washing is a practise that is instrumental in the nursing field. Due to the different activities that nurses undertake, there are a number of bacteria and viruses (pathogens), and chemicals that stick in their hands. It is therefore important to wash such hands thoroughly before the


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