Health Promotion Paper

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“Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury…” (ANA, 2015). The definition of nursing corroborates how prevention and promotion of health has always been the focus of nursing, as a profession. In the other hand, “Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control, and to improve their health” (WHO, 2011). There are three levels of health promotion: • Primary: Focus in preventive care, Ex: Vaccinations campaigns, healthy life style, physical activity, healthy diet, health fairs, and stress reduction. • Secondary: Focus in early detention and prompt treatment, Ex: Colonoscopy, Mammograms. • Tertiary: Focus in rehabilitation to minimize complication and deterioration,

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