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Promoting health through nurse-led healthy conversations.

Mills, A., 2023. Promoting health through nurse-led healthy conversations. Nursing Standard, e11912. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.7748/ns.2023.e11912


Nurses in all settings have an important role in preventing non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory disease and diabetes mellitus. They have multiple daily opportunities in their practice to discuss health with people, with the aim of supporting behaviour changes that reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases and the associated health-related and economic challenges. Incorporating the principles of healthy conversations into all daily interactions provides opportunities for nurses collectively to promote health on an individual basis to millions of people. However, many nurses have not received training in such behaviour change interventions. This article explains the principles and potential benefits of healthy conversations, and emphasises the importance of training to promote nurses' knowledge, skills, confidence and motivation to engage in such conversations.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:person-centred care; clinical; communication; health literacy; health promotion; patient education; patients; professional; public health; well-being
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:38399
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:30 Mar 2023 14:54
Last Modified:30 Mar 2023 14:54


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