NRS-429VN-Family Centered Health Promotion- W3 Q1Discuss how the concept of "health" has changed overtime. Discuss how the concept has evolved to include wellness, illness, and overall well-being. How has health promotion changed over time? Why is it important that nurses implement health promotion interventions based on evidence-based practice? The concept of health has changed overtime, according to the textbook, In the early 19th century,infectious diseases were widespread and difficult to contain largely because of the lack of proper sanitation methods, including insufficient disinfection of drinking water and improper removal ofhuman waste. During this time, health was viewed in basic terms as being free of disease. Diseases became more manageable once proper sanitation measures were instituted in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, shifting the definition of health to mean the ability to remain a functional part of society (Falkner, 2018).As prevention of illness took center stage, the definition of health evolved into more than being disease-free, and in 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) was formed. The WHO’s focuswas, and continues to be, health promotion for populations worldwide. As health promotion grew, the definition of health became viewed as an accumulation of factors such as physical, mental, and spiritual wellness.Health promotion and the prevention of disease have taken precedence in the United States in an effort to decrease chronic health conditions and promote healthy living. The goal is to create a culture of health in which health promotion and disease prevention is the focus rather than
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- Fall '15
- Nursing, World Health Organization, Family Centered Health Promotion