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NOLA PENDER'S THEORY2Nola Pender's TheoryIntroductionHealth promotion is the process empowering individuals to make lifestyle choices andencourage them to become good self-managers. In order to achieve this, health promotion strategies should be focused on nurse and patient education. Additionally, the strategies should involve support and counseling mechanisms. Some of the most outstanding health promotion initiatives include counseling and education programs aimed at improving nutrition, promoting physical fitness, and curbing the use of alcohol or drugs. Health Promotion Model (HPM) was developed by Dr. Nola Pender, and has been widely applied in education research and practice (Pender, 2011). The model focuses on aiding individuals in achieving optimal levels of well-being. It also encourages health practitioners to provide resources that can help patients achieve behavioral changes. The aim of HPM is not only to help patients prevent illnesses or health-based complication through their behavior, but also outlines ways in which an individual can pursue ideal or better health (Pender, Murdaugh, & Parsons, 2011). Pender’s model makes four primary assumptions: people strive to control their behavior; people work to improve themselves and their environment; interpersonal environment consists of health professionals such as doctors and nurses; the interpersonal environment influences individual characteristics which is essential to behavioral change.Nola Pender’s Health Promotion Model is indispensable in the efforts to improve the well-being of an individual in the society. To that end, this paper discusses Nola Pender’s Health Promotion Model by considering five sources about the subject. It examines Nola Pender’s perspectives on the basic nursing net paradigms: patient, nurse, health, and environment.Summaries of the Articles
NOLA PENDER'S THEORY3Martha Raile Alligood’s Nursing Theorist and Their Workis a vital resource that covers the works of various nursing theorists including Dr. Nola Pender and his Health Promotion Model. Alligood (2014) considers 49 nursing theorists of historical and global significance. The resource contains case studies as well as critical and creative thinking activities within the realm of health education in order to help its audience bridge the gap between literature and practice. Alligood (2014) showed that Pender’s shift in thinking about advocating nursing care as the most favorable health of an individual came after earning of Ph.D. Pender’s notions of nursing and health were largely inspired by a series of academic meetings with Dr. Halpert Dunn (Alligood, 2014). It is worth noting that Pender’s writing about the economics of healthcare was inspired by her husband, Albert Pender, who was an Associate Professor of business and economics by then. This resource is essential because it gives a historical perspective on the HPM theory and the theorist. As noted by Alligood

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