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Karen F. Pridham

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Chapter 4: Implications for Practice, Education, and Research in Health Promotion for Children and Their Families

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Implications for Practice, Education, and Research in Health Promotion for Children and Their Families
Implications for practice, education, and research in health promotion for children and their families
Karen F.Pridham

Health promotion is a major function of professional nursing (Laffrey, Loveland-Cherry, & Winkler, 1986; Pender, Barkauskas, Hayman, Rice, & Anderson, 1992; Smith, 1990), and has been from its beginning (Nightingale, 1860/1969). Nursing has a history of responding to socially defined needs for the promotion of children's health. Furthermore, nurses have often taken the lead in setting and implementing agendas to secure better health conditions and resources for children. Health promotion for children and their families is a substantial component of community health nursing practice and the basis of the responsibility nurses take for the social-emotional needs of ...

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