COMPARE AND CONTRAST THREE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF HEALTH PROMOTION( PRIMARY, SECONDARY, TERTIARY) NRS 429
Topic 3 DQ 2
Compare and contrast the three different levels of health promotion (primary, secondary, tertiary). Discuss how the levels of prevention help determine educational needs for a patient.
I’ve spent the last few days at the Magnet Conference in Philadelphia. How many of you have ever been to this conference and is your facility a Magnet facility? If so, how do you support your facility’s efforts to maintain Magnet status?
I have not personally been to a magnet conference, but my CNO has been, and she tells us about them all the time. Based on the most recent research, hospitals must demonstrate improved clinical practice and outcomes to keep their Magnet status. A simplified approach to improving clinical/bedside practice decisions based on current research is provided by evidence-based practice (EBP) committees. One way you can help your organization keep its Magnet nursing status is to make conscious efforts to improve your ability to provide care, communicate effectively, and collaborate with coworkers and members of interdisciplinary teams.
I have not yet attended a Magnet Conference, however my hospital is attempting to obtain Magnet status. They are encouraging all RN’s to obtain their BSN, they are paying our tuition to obtain this as it is my understanding they have to have a certain percentage of RN’s have their BSN. This financial support to pay our tuition is one of the reasons I finally decided to go back to school after 19 years. I always talked about going back but the financial burden is one I didn’t want to take on, once this was offered to me it was difficult to make excuses.
Primary promotion is considered prevention before the illness or injury usually has occurred it can be in the form of vaccinations or routine check-ups and technically takes place in the primary care centers and clinics. Primary prevention can also include educational interventions, also lifestyle factors like healthy eating habits and proper sleep, and better nutritional habits.
Secondary promotion is when you focus on early detection and treatment of disease and catch them before they progress into a irreversible state, an example could be catching and treatment of early stage cancer by of prevention screenings like mammograms and general health screening. If caught early certain type of cancers if caught and treated early can have a positive outlook and better outcomes for the patient.
Tertiary promotion is when a disease has already caused permanent damage and the goal of tertiary care is to get the patient to a level of functioning so that they can go back home or in a rehabilitation facility or in between such as home health care services to address any side effects that may arise from ongoing treatment of their disease. The goal is to help the patient try to get back to their baseline as much as possible so that they can be as independent as possible.
The education needs of the patient for all three levels of health promotion start with the fact that you have to be willing to accept the teaching methods and a huge is participating in their own care as much as they are able to as this will greatly help in education and learning about the diseases process.
Falkner, A., Grand Canyon University (Ed). (2018). Health promotion: Health & wellness across the continuum. Retrieved from https://lc.gcumedia.com/nrs429vn/health-promotion-health-and-wellness-across-the-continuum/v1.1/
replied toTajinder Singh
Oct 15, 2022, 3:50 PM
Tajinder, I like the way that you pointed out that it is important to “catch them before they progress into an irreversible state,” when you were describing secondary health promotion. This is an important factor to consider while we are doing health screenings. Some patients can benefit from early detection and early intervention. They certainly stand to benefit much more if the disease state can be prevented entirely, through good, quality patient education by the Registered Nurse. Thank you for posting.
· Paula Hemmings
replied toTajinder Singh
Oct 15, 2022, 5:58 PM
Great post Tajinder,
Health promotion is process of empowering people to increase control over their health and its determinants through health literacy efforts and multisectoral action to increase healthy behaviors. This process includes activities for the community-at-large or for populations at increased risk of negative health outcomes. Health promotion usually addresses behavioral risk factors such as tobacco use, obesity, diet and physical inactivity, as well as the areas of mental health, injury prevention, drug abuse control, alcohol control, health behavior related to HIV, and sexual health.
Disease prevention and health promotion share many goals, and there is considerable overlap between functions. On a conceptual level, it is useful to characterize disease prevention services as those primarily concentrated within the health care sector, and health promotion services as those that depend on intersectoral actions and or are concerned with the social determinants of health.
Source: At Work, Issue 80, Spring 2015: Institute for Work & Health, Toronto [This column updates a previous column describing the same term, originally published in 2006.]
· Elda Pierre
replied toPaula Hemmings
Oct 16, 2022, 2:26 PM
Great post, According to Florence Nightingale, health promotion defined ha the absence of disease and illness. Throughout the years, this definition has changed significantly. Currently, the World Health Organization( WHO) defines health as a state of complete physical. Mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The World Health Organisation defines health promotion as the process of enabling people to increase their control over and improve their health. These definitions of health and health promotion have implications for nurses and the healthcare profession.
There are a large number of theories and models that facilitate an understanding of health , illness, and wellness. Some of these theories and models are really specific and highly concrete and others are more general and more abstract