Nola Pender: “Health Promotion Model” (University of Michigan – Deep Blue, 2011) I am not sure writing/saying this here is right or correct? University of Michigan?
HEALTH PROMOTION MODEL
I. BACKGROUND: OVERVIEW
A. Nola Pender (born August 16, 1941) is a nursing theorist, author, and academic. She is a professor emeritus of nursing at the University of Michigan. Nola Pender developed a nursing theory called the Health Promotion Model. This theory is aimed at helping patients prevent illness through their behaviors and choices (Butts et al., 2013).
B. She earned her Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University in 1969. During her doctoral degree, she met a doctoral advisor by the name James Hall who studied human thoughts in relation to how they influenced and shaped their behavior and motivation. From her interaction with James, Nola developed a keen interest in health promotion, which culminated in her, coming up with the health promotion model after seeing that health personnel only intervene when a patient has developed an acute or chronic health condition (Butts et al., 2013).
C. She believed that preventing a health complication before it occurred could improve a person’s quality of life and save them money. Pender’s model was published in 1982.
D. Overview of the Theory
• The purpose of Nola Pender’s theory is to aid nurses in helping their patients identify health risk factors as well as beneficial practices in order to help the patients actively determine which behaviors will result in achieving optimum health (Pender, 2011).
• The Health Promotion Model is based on eight assessment-nursing beliefs, all of which can be determined as points of potential nursing intervention (Petiprin, 2016).
• The key nursing concepts captured in the model include a consideration of the:
· Illness (Pender, 2011)