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The KwaZulu-Natal health promotion model.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15495486     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To describe a health promotion model aimed at assisting primary health care nurses to incorporate health promotion into their practice. ORGANIZING STRUCTURE: The model is based on empowering people through a systematic, planned, needs-driven curriculum with comprehensive content, using interactive teaching in small groups, and linking the groups with external resources. The process involves identifying and engaging partners, planning the project, implementing it, and then disengaging. METHODS: The implementation of this model in a province of South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, in a collaborative project involving two universities and the state health services, changed the practice of the primary health care nurses involved. They worked with women's groups over 3 years and changed both their own perspectives and the lives of the women. CONCLUSIONS: Unless nurses have an implementation model available to them, they frequently focus only on illness needs of people and do not participate in health promotion.
Leana R Uys; Basanti Majumdar; Nomthandaso S Gwele
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing / Sigma Theta Tau     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1527-6546     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurs Scholarsh     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-21     Completed Date:  2004-11-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100911591     Medline TA:  J Nurs Scholarsh     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  192-6     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
School of Nursing, University of Natal, Durban 4041, South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
African Continental Ancestry Group / education,  psychology
Health Behavior
Health Education / organization & administration
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Promotion / organization & administration*
Models, Educational
Models, Nursing*
Models, Organizational
Models, Psychological
Needs Assessment
Nurse's Role
Nursing Evaluation Research
Poverty Areas
Power (Psychology)
Primary Health Care / organization & administration*
Program Evaluation
Rural Health*
Social Change
South Africa
Women* / education,  psychology
Women's Health*

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