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Article 19 - Fostering Healthy Behavior.docx

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Nursing
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NUR1 220
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Sonya Laszlo

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succeed to achieve their goals (and proceed to continue FOSTERING HEALTHY with treatment)  Eg of internal reason – feeling ownership. BEHAVIOUR  Eg of external reason – being told that they would have a healthier life if they follow regimen Since there has been a shift in the causes of diseases, more focus is - feel that there is more to gain than to lose if they take steps now placed on preventative measures while also helping individuals live healthy lives – in their habits and in their attitudes. into making the change - lack of self-esteem: may lead some ppl to self-destructive - Just telling patients what to do will not do anything. What we behaviour. o Try to boost up their self-worth have to change is or methods and strategies to try to encourage patients to collaborate in their care. o Again, they should feel ownership - Try to move away from authoritarian model - Realistic goals and workable plans - By having the patients make decisions and feel like they own o Increase the chances of the clients to succeed. their health – they are more likely to maintain the appropriate o It should be tailored to the resources available to them changes. and their life demands o They should not be set up for failure Some people feel that they are so habituated to certain aspects of their - Positive Reinforcements (rewards) lives that they can’t change – that trying would lead to inevitable o Makes changing behaviour easier failure anyway, so there is no point. o Internal rewards: self-satisfaction by reaching goal  This should be encouraged - They are uncomfortable with the idea of putting themselves through that experience o External rewards: money/gift o Social support - Strategy for timely monitoring their progress and for KEEP in MIND that all interventions making needed changes in their plan mentioned in the article keep o Self-assessments COLLABORATIVE approach (not o Constructive feedback o These help address certain aspects of their plans that authoritarian) may hinder the patient from achieving their goal. o (By doing these, it will allow the patient to see the work What It Takes to Make Meaningful, Lasting Changes and effort being put into the plan to help them succeed. They also see the care given to them because the plan is - acknowledge the need for change o If the clients had internal reasons as opposed to tailored to their current situation/status) external reasons to change, the more likely they are to - Mechanism for Follow-up: o It’s like a reminder. o They also see that the doctors and nurses are dedicated i. Makes them think about health risky behaviour in helping them achieve their goal ii. Allows for personalized assessment and - Patience and practice: feedback o New behaviours should be practiced repeatedly. iii. Health diaries o They eventually become habits iv. Patient-held records o If there is some reversion, let them know that it is v. Patient reminders acceptable. – that it happens (normalize) vi. All the above helps the patient be more involved in achieving their goals 7. Have a member of the team coordinate special efforts ADAPTING YOUR PRACTICE for HEALTH PROMOTION a. Providing resources b. Keeping up with follow-ups 1. Formulate goals and set priorities for your practice a. Health promotion focus ADDRESSING HEALTH BEHAVIOUR ISSUES WITH PATIENTS b. Look at the population of your patients - what is the highest priority
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