This ambitious and long-awaited volume brings together foremost nursing scholars and educators to review and critique the state of nursing research across topics most relevant to current practice. Comprehensive in scope, cogent and truly thought provoking, a book such as the Handbook for Clinical Nursing Research is a must-have shelf reference for every nurse carrying out research or aspiring to conduct research and for those who teach them.
Chapter 15: Interventions for Promoting Health in Adolescents
Interventions for Promoting Health in Adolescents
Adolescence is a tremendously important transition period. It is marked by complex biological, physical, behavioral, and social transformations. According to the report of the Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development (1995), “The events of this crucially formative phase can shape an individual's life course and thus the future of the whole society” (p. 19). Adolescence is a period of experimentation and learning; behaviors that have significant implications for immediate and long-term health are tried out and adopted, especially during early adolescence. Clearly, adolescence is a critical period for implementing interventions to ...