Nurses as role models in health promotion: a concept analysis

Darch, Joy, Baillie, Lesley and Gillison, Fiona (2017) Nurses as role models in health promotion: a concept analysis. British Journal of Nursing, 26 (17). pp. 982-988. doi:10.12968/bjon.2017.26.17.982

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There are national and international expectations that nurses are healthy role models; however, there is a lack of clarity about what this concept means. This study used concept analysis methodology to provide theoretical clarity for the concept of role models in health promoting behaviour for registered nurses and students. The framework included analysis of literature and qualitative data from six focus groups and one interview. Participants (n=39) included pre-registration students (adult field), nurse lecturers and registered nurses (RNs), working in NHS Trusts across London and South East London. From the findings, being a role model in health promoting behaviour involves being an exemplar, portraying a healthy image (being fit and healthy), and championing health and wellness. Personal attributes of a role model in health promoting behaviour include being caring, non-judgemental, trustworthy, inspiring and motivating, self-caring, knowledgeable and self-confident, innovative, professional and having a deep sense of self.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: General Nursing; Nurses; Role model; Health promotion; Health behaviour; Concept analysis
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Health and Social Care
Research Priority Areas: Society and Learning
SWORD Depositor: Pubrouter
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2017 15:52
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2023 14:46

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