HBEH815 Conceptual Foundations of Promotional Health Model

HBEH815 Conceptual Foundations of Promotional Health Model

HBEH815 Conceptual Foundations of Promotional Health Model


As opined by the World Health Organization, the principles of ‘Health Promotion’ is based upon enhancing an individual’s participation in the control, regulation and improvement of their health, with associated mediating functioning at societal as well as environmental analysis platforms (Lindström, 2018)

The following paragraphs of the report, aim to shed light on the conceptual framework of ‘Health Promotion’ focusing upon provision of advanced nursing services, through relation with the Metaparadigm concepts of the concerned individual or patient, health, environment and most importantly, nursing.


Implementation of investing beneficial increments in one’s health, followed by a holistic advancement in one’s potential, form the crux in designing of the conceptual framework in the activities of health promotion (Tagai et al., 2018). The execution of beneficial health promotion strategies is possible only through adequate commencements in health improvement, in primary, secondary as well as tertiary platforms. Imparting adequate information and awareness concerning disease profile and management, outline the necessary principles of primary health promotion activities (Macinko & Harries, 2015). The functioning principles of secondary health promotion is based upon the reduction or limitation of the existing disease occurrences. Further, the maintenance of optimum health and treatment standards, rejuvenation towards adequate health status and provision of adequate care facilities highlight the key foundation principles of tertiary health promotion functions (Haluza & Jungwirth, 2015).

With respect to location and development of a conceptual framework on ‘Health Promotion’ there in an immediate need for the establishment of key essential concepts in related to the Metaparadigm Concepts of Health, Patient, Environment and Nursing (William, 2017), which is highlighted in the following paragraphs.

Health Promotion: The Metaparadigm Concept

The term ‘Metaparadigm’ implies the establishment of definitive concepts and frameworks, resulting in the foundation of a greater overall concept or discipline. The following are the key metaparadigm concepts related to advanced nursing and the activity of health promotion (Bender & Feldman, 2015).


One of the primary concepts attracting focus as the centre sphere of nursing, is the concept of existence and acknowledgment of the concerned individual, that is the client, better known as the patient. The patient possesses a set of individualistic cultural and ethnical identities and capabilities, which should be considered with utmost priority as a necessary conceptual framework for health promotion (Vaismoradi, Jordan & Kangasniemi, 2015). Hence, health promotion activities should be in concordance with the acceptance of the patients cultural and ethnical background, and an acknowledgment of the advanced nurse to promote treatment procedures in accordance with the opinions and interests of the patient.


As stated by the World Health organization, the state of health is determined by the presence of wellbeing, at the physical, mental, social and spiritual platforms, beyond the avoidance of disease infliction (Charlier et al., 2017). Hence, with respect to health promotion, nurses should target audience to administer and transmit sufficient healthcare and treatment functionalities, beyond merely the disease eradication of the concerned patient, as well merely conductance of the same beyond individual platforms in order to include the general population.


The field of nursing is concerned with the provision of optimum services aimed at ensuring adequate health care and quality treatment of the concerned patient, resulting in the execution of rapid recovery (van Houwenlingen et al., 2016). With respect to successful conductance of activities based on health promotion, nurses involved in advanced health care should strive to ensure provision of quality health care services beyond the individual, institutional or community platforms, to emerge into the inclusion of ensuring a healthy treatment of the population globally. Nurses should also conduct adequate health promotion activities through the inclusion of economically unprivileged groups, such as indigenous aborigines, groups living in remote areas or deprived populations.


The environment is concerned with the coordinated presence and interactive functioning of the various surrounding factors present in the vicinity of the concerned patient (O'Halloran, Worrall & Hickson, 2015). Hence, during the conductance of adequate health promotion activities, it is imperative for the nurse involved in advanced health care, to take under consideration, additional external influencing factors pertaining to the health care and health promotion of a patient. These include, consideration of the familial and cultural backgrounds, economic conditions, nature of the surround population in which the patient is residing, as well as the technological and social advancements present in the vicinity of the concerned patient.


Hence, to conclude, during the process of development of conceptual frameworks with regards to health promotion, the inclusion and association of metaparadigm concepts is essential in advanced nursing theory and practice.


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