Piper, S. (2007) Exploring health promotion theory and nursing practice. Nursing Times; 103: 6, 34-35.
This study explored the relationship between hospital nursing and health promotion theory with the aim of developing a conceptual framework for practice. Qualitative data was collected from 32 nurses in an acute hospital. While health promotion was mostly top-down and concerned with information-giving and behaviour change, it also included empowerment and atypical examples of nursing health promotion. A revised health promotion framework was generated for consideration as a tool for clinically focused health promotion. This is a summary: the full paper and reference list can be accessed at nursingtimes.net.