Describe the importance of a focus on health promotion

Chapter 4, Health Education and Health Promotion
he community health nurse is planning a health promotion workshop for a high school PTSO (Parent-Teacher-Student Organization). The choice of topics was suggested by the high school’s registered nurse who has observed a gradual increase in student obesity. The two nurses have collaborated to develop this workshop to provide parents, students, and teachers with information about the importance of health promotion. (Learning Objectives 6, 8, and 9)

  1. Describe the importance of a focus on health promotion.
  2. According to the health promotion model developed by      Becker (1993), what four variables influence the selection and use of      health promotion behaviors?

c. Describe four components of health promotion.
QUESTION 5: Chapter 5, Adult Health and Nutritional Assessment
The registered nurse prepares to conduct a nutritional assessment on Mrs. Varner, a 52-year-old Caucasian female who describes herself as “overweight most of my adult life.” The client states that her health is good. She works part time as a receptionist and volunteers about 10 hours per week in her church. The nurse obtains Mrs. Varner’s height as 64 inches and her weight as 165 pounds. (Learning Objective 8)

  1. What is the rationale for computing body mass index?      What is Mrs. Varner’s BMI?
  2. Calculate her ideal body weight. What is your      assessment of her BMI and weight?
  3. Based on Mrs. Varner’s BMI and weight, the nurse      measures her waist circumference. Describe the proper procedure for this assessment.
  4. Mrs. Varner’s waist circumference is 38 inches. What is      your assessment?
  5. What laboratory values would the nurse review to      evaluate Mrs. Varner’s protein levels?