Changing Behaviors and Intervening for Health Promotion

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Seven Dimensions of Wellness

Changing Behaviors and Intervening for Health Promotion

      How do each of the seven dimensions of wellness influence your health?

How could you use the information you find in the Healthy People Initiative to promote health in your family, community or working with your patients?

Why is it important for the nurse to assess a person’s readiness to change when promoting health interventions?

Seven Dimensions of Wellness

International Council on Active Aging: The Seven Dimensions of Wellness

HealthyPeople2020

Visit this website and become familiar with the available resources. You will be assessed on this information in the weekly quiz.

Scan the website to get an idea of what this health initiative is all about-i.e. History and development. Then read the following two sections:

· About Healthy People/What’s New for 2020/Sleep Health

· 2020 Topics and Objectives/Healthcare Associated Infections

A ‘Stages of Change’ Approach to Helping Patients Change Behavior

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine

What are the categories into which NCCAM places the various complementary and alternative modalities?

Do you think that the United States population is open-minded and accepting of complementary and alternative modalities to health care? What about other

cultures or societies?  More or less accepting than US society?

Visit the websites below and become familiar with the available resources. You will be assessed on this information in the weekly quiz.

An Overview of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

 

Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine – Willson, N. R. (2014)

Workplace Health Promotion

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2016). Workplace health promotion. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/workplacehealthpromotion/index.html

Briefly scan this site to familiarize yourself with materials that are available to assist you with starting a health promotion initiative at your worksite.

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Journaling

Why is journaling so effective?

Journaling – Willson, N. R. (2014)

Landmark JAMA article on the effects of  journaling

Freedom Writers

Citation: FREEDOM WRITERS OUTREACH. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.freedomwritersfoundation.org/

Visit the website to identify the types of resources available. This week’s quiz will include questions based on information provided on this website. You may also view the movie “Freedom Writers” (2006, Paramount Pictures; available as home rental), but this is not a required activity.

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Choose Your Book

Which book do you think you would enjoy more?

Select one of these three books and begin reading it. You will write a Book Review in Module 4. Please go to “Assignment” in Module 1 to access the grading criter

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

  

Select one of these books and begin reading. You will write a Book Review in Module 4. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey, M.D. with Eric Hagerman

The End of Dieting: How to Live for Life by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results by Stephen Guise

 

Open the above document to preview the requirements for the Book Review which you will write and submit at the end of Module 4.

· Open the above document and save it to your Desktop or a portable memory drive.

· Beginning this week, you will complete at least four journal entries each week of the course (no “double” entries on the same day). Entries must be in full sentences must show reflection and substance. Please remember that one of the purposes of your journaling is so that you can gain insight into the motivations and stumbling blocks that you encounter in attempting to meet your goal. The following is an example of what is expected of your entries:

4/11/15 I was not able to get 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep last night. I woke up several times for various reasons. Twice the dog was restless and woke me up. The other time I just awakened worrying about my cousin’s divorce and how it is affecting her. Actually, it has been several nights since I was able to sleep more than 4 hours without waking up. Tonight I am going to try the following interventions before I go to bed: 1. Make sure I take the dog out to potty right before bed time; 2. Drink a warm cup of SleepyTime tea right before bedtime; 3. Remind myself that I cannot solve my cousin’s problems, but can be sure she knows I am here for her whenever she needs to talk or just go to dinner, etc.

· Save the document (on your Desktop or a portable memory drive) each time you insert a new entry, but do not submit it until the end of the course.

· You will submit your Journal and your Journal Analysis assignment at the end of Module 5.

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