Health care wellness and prevention


Traditionally, the systems of health care focused on the cures fordiseases while currently, the system is highly focused on the methodsof disease prevention. Programs concerning wellness have been seen tosave a lot of money transforming the system healthcare in a statedirectly refers to treating people when they are sick and alsoparticipating in the prevention of diseases (Snyderman &ampYoediono,2008). Vitality and health of citizens are critical to innovation andproductivity since they determine the future of a nation. Therefore,there is need to weave prevention of diseases to build a stablesociety.

A renewed focus towards wellness policies and prevention are highlynecessary to transform the sick care system which is currentlysuffering due to healthcare problems. Health issues in a state thatlead to limited investments. The limited investments bring in thepoor utilization of the services of prevention (Maville &amp Huerta,2012). Without the focus on wellness policies and welfare, thecitizens needlessly die and suffer from chronic conditions which areuncontrolled that exacerbate by the obesity epidemic of the nation.

Nurses play prevention health care roles through encouragingregular exercises, weight management, avoidance of smoking andcontrolling drug abuse and smoking among the patients. Additionalfocus efforts are highly needed to promote the American smokers toquit tobacco use and also to ensure completely that those who don’tsmoke will never start smoking. With just a small level of investmentin wellness and prevention, Americans can be made possible to makeschoices which are healthier, escape chronic diseases and live longand healthy lives (Snyderman &ampYoediono, 2008). The healthcareprogram should guide the nation in providing the most possible anduseful means which are necessary for leading a lifestyle that ishealthy. Safe and healthy environments should maintain to protectspreading of a disease.

Nurses in health care and prevention are given the task of improvingthe health status of the patients by the use of recommendations whichare evidence-based and also encouraging the individuals to engage inreceiving preventive services which involve counseling andscreenings. The roles of nurses include the following they shouldenhance and maintain community clinical and preventive services. Thecitizens must be empowered by the nurses to make responsible healthchoices (Snyderman &ampYoediono, 2008). The nurses should alsoincrease their visibility in the wellness model which is emerging.They must partner with other physicians and providers of healthcareactively to promote an integrative model of health, well-being andresiliency.

The basis of a holistic practice of nursing is assisting individualsto establish meaning in their experience, creating a therapeutic,caring and collaborative environment to explore the self-dimension.


Maville, J., &amp Huerta, C. (2012). Health promotion in nursing.Cengage Learning.

Snyderman, R., &amp Yoediono, Z. (2008). Perspective: prospectivehealth care and the role of academic medicine: lead, follow, or getout of the way. Academic Medicine, 83(8), 707-714.