These factors cooperatively support the processes that influence individuals to make informed decisions and participate in health promoting behaviors. Identification of the interrelationships and an understanding of the dynamics that facilitate health specific behaviors provide insight into both health
Page 13 of 2 NSG 6006 Pre-Specialty Evaluation ©2017 South University 13 Nursing Theory NSG 6006 Week 3 compromising and health enhancing behaviors, and is what makes the model useful to researchers (Pender,1996). Consider this example. Lack of physical activity and sedentary life styles are emerging as major health risks today. Populations across the world require regular physical activity to maintain good health and prevent diseases. Pender's HPM model can be used as a framework to examine the necessity of continued research in this important area of health behavior, as this will facilitate the identification of the most effective interventions to promote physical activity among diverse populations. The HPM model is relevant to education, research, and practice. It is useful to design wellness-focused courses in nursing curriculum. Research in different areas trying to correlate the influence of HPM on health promoting behaviors helps to test. Implementing this model will have a positive impact on health promotion within clinical the empirical precision of the model. practice, thereby affecting the health of the population as a whole. Pender, N. (1996). Health promotion in nursing practice. (3rd ed.). Stamford, CT: Appleton and Lange. Variety is one of the distinctive features of nursing education So, it is but natural that the wide reach and diversity inherent to the nursing domain should extend to nursing theories as well. There are some theories that are not part of the traditional foundation of the nursing domain, but are relevant to nursing in the sense that these theories are useful in informing and
Page 14 of 2 NSG 6006 Pre-Specialty Evaluation ©2017 South University 14 Nursing Theory NSG 6006 Week 3 guiding practice. This week, we will examine two such theories, role theory and change theory. As we examine the concepts that underpin these two theoretical perspectives, reflect on how they influence professional nursing practice. This course gave you an opportunity to work on a group presentation, theory critique, and concept paper, which allowed you to analyze and evaluate nursing conceptualizations. Your group presentation helped you develop your skills in collaborative work, while you tried to understand the scientific nature of nursing conceptions. The theory critique exercise sharpened your analytical skills as you critically evaluated your chosen nursing theory and examined its relevance to research, practice, and education. Your concept paper furthered your philosophical enquiry and gave you a better understanding of the concepts that underlie your personal philosophy for professional nursing practice.
- Fall '17
- Nursing, Nursing Theory NSG