Health Promotion among Professional Nurses: The Efficient Strategies

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Patcharin Chaisurin
Wanchai Lertwatthanawilat

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Introduction: Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health. Health promotion among professional nurses is important because of the vital role that professional nurses play in healthcare including nursing care, health promotion, disease prevention, and rehabilitation. Professional nurses need to role model health promotion behavior. Objectives: To implement the Ottawa Charter ’s health promotion strategies which outline five main strategies, including 1) building healthy public policies, 2) creating supportive environments, 3) strengthening community actions, 4) developing personal skills, and 5) health service modification. Key issues: Health promotion among professional nurses could be effective through the continuous implementation of the abovementioned strategies. In addition, individual readiness is essential for changing behavior, assessing individual readiness to adopt healthy behaviors will provide strategies or processes of change to guide individuals. Conclusions: Regarding health promotion among professional nurses, it is crucial to implement the effective strategies in combination with the assessment of individual readiness to adopt healthy behaviors. Implications: Effective health promotion among professional nurses could be accomplished by multi-sector cooperation which includes administrators, individuals or community in which they live, and, most importantly, professional nurses themselves.

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Chaisurin, P., & Lertwatthanawilat, W. (2021). Health Promotion among Professional Nurses: The Efficient Strategies. Journal of Health and Nursing Research (Journal of Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Bangkok), 37(2), 18-26. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/bcnbangkok/article/view/251159
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