How nurses can promote well-being in personalised care

How nurses can promote well-being in personalised care

Heather Henry Queen’s Nurse, owner/founder, Brightness Management Limited, Sale, England

Why you should read this article
  • To understand the role of well-being and happiness in health

  • To learn how to promote well-being in your practice

  • To count towards revalidation as part of your 35 hours of CPD, or you may wish to write a reflective account (UK readers)

  • To contribute towards your professional development and local registration renewal requirements (non-UK readers)

Between 2020 and 2024, personalised care will be made universal, improving the lives of approximately 2.5 million people in England. This article explores the role of well-being and happiness in health and care and what it can add to the concept of ‘what matters to me’.

It describes the evidence detailing how stress affects health and well-being and the factors that enable people to survive and even thrive during challenging moments of their lives.

The author examines how nurses can switch between assessing and meeting needs and enabling people to use their strengths to improve their well-being. Several examples of exceptional nursing care are provided and discussed, enabling readers to consider how they can develop their own initiatives to promote well-being in their practice.

Primary Health Care. 30, 6, 35-43. doi: 10.7748/phc.2020.e1680

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software


Conflict of interest

None declared

Henry H (2020) How nurses can promote well-being in personalised care. Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2020.e1680

Published online: 14 October 2020

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