MODELS FOR HEALTH AND ILLNESS
Part of the assigned readings in your textbook this week concerns models for health and illness. Kearney-Nunnery (2012) stresses that one’s view of health is influenced by “ones’ worldview and philosophical assumptions (p. 82). Essential VII of the BSN Essentials (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2008), Clinical Prevention and Population Health, focuses on strategies for health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention for individuals and groups as an essential component of professional nursing practice. Essential IX, Baccalaureate General Nursing Practice, purports that professional nursing care is provided with understanding and respect for diversity for individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations across the continuum of healthcare environments.