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Review of the week

This week we have been thinking about the meaning of the term health promotion and the role of the WHO in promoting a global movement towards health. Health promotion involves …

Health promotion

As a useful starting point to the week, watch the video and listen to what some nurses have to say about health promotion in their practice. Reflect on the idea …

Health Promotion Implementation

Now that you have explored the definitions of health promotion, let us take a look at how health promotion can be implemented in practice. Listen to Pauline talk about the …

Social Determinants of Health

In this step, we will explore a model of the social determinants of health, review how this model of the social determinants of health can impact on your practice, and …

The future of public health challenge

Another consideration for public health practice is that it is not fixed. Watch the video in which Pauline describes Hanlon’s concept of ‘waves’ of public health activity and the need …

Getting the most out of your learning

Courses in ExpertTracks may be assessed using either: Peer Graded Assignments, Tests, or a combination of both. Peer Graded Assignment steps have been designed specifically for ExpertTracks to provide you …

The role of public health in nursing

Watch the video in which Peter Zeh, Senior Practice Diabetes Nurse, Helen Pickard, Consultant Nurse – Acute Medicine, Dee Power, Nurse Consultant Public Health England and Michael Nevill, Director of …

Ethical Issues in Health Promotion

Central to an ethical approach to health promotion are issues of control and power. For example, have you ever considered whether your health-promoting practice is ‘top down’ or ‘bottom up’? …

Reflection on the course

What was good or useful, during this course, in expanding your understanding of public health and what being involved in public health may mean for your nursing practice? What questions …

Ottawa Charter in the 21st century

Health promotion is a diverse area of practice directed at individuals, communities and whole populations. The WHO has played a key role in influencing a broad health-promoting agenda that goes …

Advocacy, enablement and mediation

In the previous step we identified how the five levels of action of the Ottawa Charter are underpinned by advocacy, enablement and mediation, which we will now go on to …