New approach for teaching health promotion in the community: Integration of three nursing courses

Yael Moshe-Eilon, Galia Shemy

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The complexity of the health care system and its interdisciplinary nature require that each component of the system redefine its professional framework, relative advantage, and unique contribution as an independent discipline. In choosing the most efficient and cost-effective workforce, each profession in the health care system must clarify its importance and contribution, otherwise functions will overlap and financial resources will be wasted. As rapid and wide-ranging changes occur in the health care system, the nursing profession must display a new and comprehensive vision that projects its values, beliefs, and relationships with and commitment to both patients and coworkers. The plans to fulfill this vision must be described clearly. This article presents part of a new professional paradigm developed by the nursing department of the University of Haifa, Israel. Three main topics are addressed: • The building blocks of the new vision (i.e., community and health promotion, managerial skills, academic research). • Integration of the building blocks into the 4-year baccalaureate degree program (i.e., how to practice health promotion with students in the community setting; managerial nursing skills at the baccalaureate level, including which to choose and to what depth and how to teach them; and academic nursing research, including the best way to teach basic research skills and implement them via a community project). • Two senior student projects, demonstrating practical linking of the building blocks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324-328
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nursing Education
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing
  • Education


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