What is it about?

When stressed nurses may adopt behaviours which have an negative impact on their health and wellbeing. Learning about Making Every Contact Count may help improve nurses self-care abilities and their health promotion skills.

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Why is it important?

Health behaviours are shaped by a number of factors, some of which are beyond the control of the individual. These structural influences on health need to be addressed by nurse managers, Trust employers and the NHS. However there are many things that nurses can do to influence and improve both their own health and the health of the people they serve.


I hope this article will be a practical useful addition to the discussion on how nurses can improve their health promotion communication skills.

Anne Mills
Bournemouth University

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This page is a summary of: Helping students to self-care and enhance their health-promotion skills, British Journal of Nursing, July 2019, Mark Allen Group,
DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2019.28.13.864.
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