Traditional, alternative and innovative approaches to health promotion for children and young people
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Traditional, alternative and innovative approaches to health promotion for children and young people

Lisa Whiting Professional lead, Children’s nursing, University of Hertfordshire
Sue Miller Formerly senior lecturer, Children’s nursing, University of Hertfordshire

This article considers the health promotion role of children’s nurses and its relevance to children and young people. Definitions are presented and it is shown how traditional, alternative and innovative approaches may be applied in practice. Ethical issues are also explored. It is concluded that health promotion is an integral part of children’s nursing and has the potential to enhance quality of life and longevity for children and young people.

Nursing Children and Young People. 21, 2, 45-51. doi: 10.7748/paed2009.03.21.2.45.c6921

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