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Promoting Health in Families

Applying Family Research and Theory to Nursing Practice

This popular resource addresses all areas of family health with an emphasis on promoting health and wellness and family self-care. Formerly known as Nurses and Family Health Promotion, this new edition is now entitled Promoting Health in Families, indicating a more proactive approach to working with families. Five new chapters reflect the changing dimensions of family health care and family life. In addition, the new edition introduces an international perspective, recognizing the commonalities of family life across cultures and features special boxes addressing family health promotion issues in Canada.

Paperback, 688 Pages

Published: November 2003

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7216-0115-1


  • Unit I: Foundations of Nursing Care of Families and Family Health Promotion
    1. Introduction to Family Health Nursing and Promoting Family Health
    2. The Twenty-First Century Family
    3. Family Health Promotion and Health Protection

    Unit II: Conceptual Frameworks for Nursing Practice to Promote and Protect Family Health
    4. Theoretical Foundations for Family Health Nursing Practice (NEW)
    5. Family Roles
    6. Family Social Support
    7. Family Communication
    8. Family Spirituality and Religion
    9. Sociocultural Influences on Family Health Promotion and Health Protection

    Unit III: Family Nursing Practice
    10. Using the Nursing Process with Families (NEW)
    11. Family Assessment and Intervention
    12. Family Health Protection
    13. Family Nutrition
    14. Family Stress Management
    15. Family Sexuality
    16. Family Routines, Rituals, Recreation, and Rules
    17. Family Health Promotion During Transitions
    18. Family Health Promotion During Life Threatening Illness and End of Life (NEW)
    19. Family Environmental Health
    20. Health Promotion of Families in Rural Settings (NEW)

    Unit IV: Social and Family Policy and the Future of Family Health
    21. Influences of Social and Health Policies on Family Health
    22. Family Health Promotion and Family Nursing in the New Millennium (NEW)


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