What is the role of the nurse in advising patients on healthy lifestyles? Are there any limitations in nurses doing this?

Feb 15, 2024

What is the role of the nurse in advising patients on healthy lifestyles? Are there any limitations in nurses doing this?
  1. Decide on the gender and community demographics of your patient. Discuss (with supporting literature) two of the following demographic factors and how they influence your chosen health issue in adulthood:
    ⦁ Gender
    ⦁ Culture
    ⦁ Ethnicity
    ⦁ Learning disability
    What does the literature state about how and why gender/culture/ethnicity/LD impacts developing obesity/smoking/drinking alcohol in adulthood? Consider different viewpoints to show depth to your knowledge.
    350 words

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  1. Reflect how the psychosocial &/or socio-economic &/or demographics in our communities might have contributed to your patient being diagnosed with Covid.
    Here are some examples of points that you might like to consider:
    ⦁ Why do BAME populations have a higher risk of getting Covid?
    ⦁ Why does being obese mean that you are more likely to be diagnosed Covid positive?
    ⦁ If someone smokes how might it increase the risk of being diagnosed with Covid?
    ⦁ How might alcohol intake impact on risky behaviours during a pandemic?
    ⦁ Does health literacy affect the ability to understand the government’s advertising campaigns on recognising symptoms and staying home?
    200 words

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  1. Your patient has recovered from their Covid-19 diagnosis and is due to be discharged. They have asked you for some advice on how to change their lifestyle and adopt healthier behaviours.
    These are some suggestions of points you could explore with literature.
    ⦁ What is the role of the nurse in advising patients on healthy lifestyles? Are there any limitations in nurses doing this?
    ⦁ How does this link to the NMC?
    ⦁ Does the RCN indicate that nurses have such a role?
    ⦁ What Apps could you sign post them to and why would they help?
    ⦁ What health promotion activities could you sign post them to and why?
    ⦁ Are there any specific classes that might be of benefit and why?
    As you explore how you would best sign post this patient to a healthier lifestyle, consider the relevant factors that you have learned in the above sections. This will help you to show a depth of understanding of person-centred health promotion.
    400 words
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⦁ Short conclusion that pulls what you have learned together
100 words

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References
The references must follow the current HSK school guidelines and match the citations used and visa-versa. References are not included in the word count. Click to watch the videos on the module site that explain in detail how to cite and reference accurately. Your references should contain resources found in the module library alongside nursing articles that you have found yourself using the online library and the nursing database Cinahl.

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