Health Promotion Strategies Through the Life Span

Prentice Hall
Ruth Beckmann Murray / Judith Proctor Zentner / Richard Yakimo
August 2008
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For Nursing Courses in Growth and Development, Health Promotion or Basic Clinical Theory in the Fundamentals of Nursing 


This valued resource provides a holistic approach to the health promotion of the individual and family throughout all developmental stages, from birth to death. The eighth edition presents new coverage of the prominent concepts and theories of health promotion for individuals and families. Specific guidelines for assessment and interventions are woven throughout the chapters, with cultural care considerations, education strategies, and spiritual and religious influences addressed for each age. This popular text provides an excellent foundation for students and a refresher for practitioners.




This text introduces students to the highly complex, normal person and the family during the entire life span-from birth to death.

For this edition, all chapters have been reorganized to present the most essential information. A new chapter has been added, Chapter 2, Health Promotion: Concepts and Theories, which focuses on health promotion trends, models, and strategies.

  • Chapters 1, 2, and 3 present theories, models, and principles that apply to practice in any setting, across age groups.
  • Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, explore the influences on the developing person-environmental, sociocultural, family, religion, and the prenatal stage.
  • Chapters 9 through 16 present each life stage from infancy through later maturity.

  • Chapter 17 presents dying and death as the last developmental stage.

Special Features


Interventions for Health Promotion

  • Strategies for promoting health are woven into the narrative of this book, but primary interventions are called out in this new feature to make them more visible.

Healthy People 2010

  • Goals for the health of individuals and families are included in boxes highlighting the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Initiative to set objectives for health.

Practice Point

  • These statements support the well-being and ethical and cultural competency of the nurse or health care provider, with key concepts and tips for practice.

Client Education

  • These boxes provide tips and instructions to relay to clients about issues involving family life, health practices, and other aspects of healthy living.
Case Situations
  • These studies provide examples of real-life situations involving concepts and topics related to the chapter.

Abstract for Evidence-Based Practice

  • Incorporating research into practice is essential to good practice. This helpful feature provides a clear example of how to read and assess a study.

Nursing Diagnoses

  • NANDA nursing diagnoses related to specified topics appear in these boxes.

Chapter-Opening Features

  • Each chapter begins with Objectives to alert students to content they will be expected to know and a list of Key Terms.

End-of-Chapter Features

  • Every chapter concludes with a Summary of key concepts, Chapter Review Questions, and References.


New to this Edition

New to This Edition:

  • New organization and full color design
  • New Chapter 2: Health Promotion: Concepts and Theories
  • Healthy People 2010: Goals for Population Health boxes present objectives for healthy living from the US Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Interventions for Health Promotion boxes highlight primary strategies for promoting health.
  • Client Education boxes offer tips and instructions to relay to clients about issues involving family life, health practices, and other aspects of healthy living.
  • Practice Point boxes provide statements to support the well-being and ethical and cultural competency of the nurse or health care provider, with key concepts and tips for practice.
  • Glossary
  • End-of-chapter review questions
  • Appendices: Nutrition and Legal and Illegal Drugs
  • Increased covered of contemporary issues, such as cults, gangs, child abduction, and the negative effects of media
  • Updated information and critical thinking exercises link to the text on the Companion Website at .

Instructor Resources


Online Instructor's Resource Manual-The chapter-specific tools in this manual equip instructors with Concepts for Lecture, Classroom Activities, Clinical Activities, and lecture slides.

PowerPoint Lecture Slides-Chapter-specific PowerPoint slides provide customizable teaching aids.

TestGen Testbank-Questions in varied formats are available for assessment. Rationales for the answers are provided, along with cognitive level and other descriptors.

Table of Contents





CHAPTER 1: Biological, Ecological-Social, Psychological, and Moral Dimensions of the Person: Overview of Theories

CHAPTER 2: Health Promotion: Concepts and Theories







CHAPTER 2: Sociocultural Influences

CHAPTER 3: The Family: Basic Influences

CHAPTER 4: Prenatal and Other Developmental Influences





CHAPTER 5: The Toddler: Basic Assessment and Health Promotion

CHAPTER 6: The Preschooler: Basic Assessment and Health Promotion

CHAPTER 7: The Schoolchild: Basic Assessment and Health Promotion  

CHAPTER 8: The Adolescent: Basic Assessment and Health Promotion






CHAPTER 9: The Young Adult: Basic Assessment and Health Promotion

CHAPTER 10: The Middle-Aged Person: Basic Assessment and Health Promotion

CHAPTER 11: Later Maturity: Basic Assessment and Health Promotion

CHAPTER 12: Dying and Death: The Last Developmental Stage



APPENDIX A: Major Sources and Functions of Primary Nutrients

APPENDIX B: Legal and Illegal Drugs

Back Cover

Handbook of Informatics for Nurses & Health Care Professionals

Fourth Edition

Toni Hebda and Patricia Czar


This useful handbook introduces nurses and other health care professionals to the most current application of computer-related technology in the health care environment.  Included are the various forms of electronic communication and ways to use it more effectively. New coverage of web-based technology, search tools, and evaluation criteria for online material are presented along with regulatory and accreditation requirements, such as HIPAA. Completely updated, the fourth edition offers a clearly written overview of informatics, as well as practical applications of computer-based education for day-to-day use.



This edition includes:


  • Expanded coverage of mobile computing and PDAs
  • Definition and applications of telehealth
  • Development and use of the Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
  • The role of strategic planning in information management and system design and implementation.
  • Disaster planning and recovery chapter with specific measure for the protection and back-up of information.
  • Updated material from the Internet Resource Guide for Nurses & Health Care Professionals,, 3rd edition, now integrated into the text and Companion Website. 



Ruth Beckmann Murray, EdD, MSN, N-NAP, FAAN

Dr. Murray received her basic nursing education from Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing, St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated with a baccalaureate degree from Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Missouri. She graduated from Washington University School of Nursing in St. Louis with a major in psychiatric/mental health nursing, and in 1983 earned a doctorate degree in education from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. During her professional career she was a school nurse at Lindenwood College, staff nurse on medical-surgical and psychiatric hospital units, and supervisor of obstetrics-gynecology. For 42 of her 48 years as an active professional, nursing education was her primary role. She retired as professor emerita from Saint Louis University School of Nursing in St. Louis, Missouri.

As an educator, she was active in the community in the role of mental health counselor and educator and as consultant to agency staff and schools of nursing locally and nationally. She conducted evaluation research and was a member of agency committees and boards of directors. In addition to being senior author of the first text on health promotion and development through the life span, she was senior author of several other books, authored many articles, and contributed chapters to a number of books. She received numerous awards for her contributions as educator, consultant, author, and for community service. She is a fellow in the

American Academy of Nursing, member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Delta Lambda Chapter, the American and Missouri Nurses Association, other nursing organizations, and Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice-Nursing.  As professor emerita, she has not really retired, but is “retreading.”  She is active on committees, as a board member of several community agencies, and with her church. She continues to do telephone crisis counseling, a professional activity for more than three decades. Free time is spent with people, her garden, botanical photography, and continuing to learn.


Judith Proctor Zentner, MA, BS, FNP-BC

Judith Zentner received her basic nursing education from Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing, St. Louis, Missouri. She received a bachelor of science degree with majors in English and history from Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana. She received a master of arts degree with a concentration in English/education from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. Her nurse practitioner education was obtained from the University of North Carolina branch program in Asheville.  The last 25 years have been devoted to starting and directing a health program in industry with a primary care focus for employees and their families. Also, the last 25 years have been devoted to funding clinics and shelter for the homeless in Kenya, East Africa.  During the 44 years as a nurse and the 28 years as a nurse practitioner, Judith has used her background skills in English to teach both English and nursing in a college setting. She has held various positions in the emergency room, medical-surgical units, visiting nurse association, private duty cases, hospital occupational

health, and in an HMO.  In addition to being the co-author of the first text on health promotion and development through the life span, Judith has written six articles and has spoken to various college nursing students

and professional organizations. She is a member of several professional organizations and was honored with being selected for Who's Who in American Nursing.  Going forward, Judith plans to continue with the Africa projects, substitute for nurse practitioners when needed, as well as have more time to spend with the children and grandchildren who live in other states.


Richard Yakimo, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, N-NAP

Dr. Yakimo received his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral nursing degrees from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatric epidemiology at Washington University in St. Louis. He is certified as a clinical specialist in adult psychiatric-mental health nursing and is especially interested in the mental health of older adults, trauma clients, and the psychosocial care of the physically ill.  Dr. Yakimo is currently an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing, where he teaches psychiatric nursing and epidemiology and also serves as a consultant in evidence-based practice and research to a local hospital.  His research interests focus on the quality of care and the analysis of outcomes within nursing practice. Dr. Yakimo is a member of the American Nurses Association, the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses, and Sigma Theta Tau, International, Honor Society of Nursing. He was recently elected as a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academies

of Practice.


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