Variables influencing Health and Health Beliefs and Practices: Internal and external
variables can influence how a person thinks and acts. As previously stated, health beliefs usually
influence health behavior, or health practices, and likewise can positi
Healthy people- Overall goal is to increase the life expectancy & quality of life and to
eliminate health disparities.
*is designed to improve the delivery of health care services to the general public.
* assessment of health care needs of indvs families,
Stages of Health Behavior Change
* Precontemplation- Not intending to make changes w/in the next 6 months. Pt. will not be
interested in information about their behavior.
*Contemplation- Considering a change w/in the next 6 months. Pt. will be more open t
Client Education-Ch. 24
Shorter hospital stays, increased demands on nurses time, and increase in the number of
chronically ill, and the need to give acutely ill clients concise, meaningful information as
soon as possible emphasize the importance of quali
is an experience a person is exposed to, through a stimulus or stressor. Stressors are disruptive
forces operating within or on any system. Stress is also the appraisal, or perception, of a stressor.
Appraisal is how people interpret the
List 3 factors the influence cancer development.
List some common carcinogens based on the category
CHEMICAL-alcohol, tobacco, asbestos, benzene, coal tar
Chapter 41 Sleep
Sleep Deprivation- Many pts. experience as a result of the dyssomnia. Causes may include
illness (Fever, difficulty breathing, or pain.) emotional stress, medications, environmental
disturbances (frequent nursing care), and variability in
*Levels of Preventive Care- Nursing care oriented to health promotion, wellness, and illness
prevention can be understood in terms of health activities on primary, secondary, and tertiary.
*Primary- True prevention; it precedes disease or dysfunction and
Hospice- it is an alternative care delivery model for the terminally ill. It is not a facility,
but a concept for family-centered care designed to assist the client in being comfortable
and maintaining a satisfactory lifestyle until de
Process of Wound Healing- Would healing involves integrated physiological processes. Nature
of healing is the same for all wounds, with variations depending on the location, severity, and
extent of injury. The ability of cells and tissue to regenerate/ret
CaringA universal phenomenon that influences the ways in which people think, feel, and behave in
relation to one another. Caring in nursing has been studied from a variety of philosophical and
ethical perspectives since the time of Florence Nightingale.
Basic Human needs Model:Maslows hierarchy of need- Basic human needs are
elements that are necessary for human survival and health (food, water, safety, and
*Nurses can use this model to understand the interrelationships of basic human
Abnormal lab results
RM 244. Age 38
High WBC 15.4- a high wbc count is an increase in disease-fighting cells, which are
called leukocytes, circulating in your blood. This means that since my patient has had
a C-Section the leukocytes are
Evidence Based Coping Strategies 1.
Evidence Based Coping Strategies for Child with Cancer and the Affected Family Unit
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Evidence Based Coping Strategies 2.
A diagnosis of cancer in a
*Hepatitis A- Feces is major reservoir. Hepatitis B is major infection.
*Can be spread by direct contact- person-to-person (fecal,oral) or contact btwn. source and
susceptible host (touching the client).
*Hepatitis B- Blood and body f