This, therefore, means that health promotion has positive effects on practices and policies that support the organization’s profitability an individual’s employability Zenzano et al. 2011).
3.0 Importance of Health Education
Health education builds the skills, knowledge and positive attitudes of students about health. Health education teaches about social, mental, emotional and physical health. In addition to that, it motivates students to maintain and improve their health, reduce risk behaviors and prevent diseases. Healtheducationstudents are helped to learn skills that they will apply in making healthy choices in their entire life (Davidson 2010).
Effectivehealtheducationresults in positive changes in the student’s behavior which in the long run lower their risk around tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, prevention of injuries, sexuality and family life, physical activity, mental, nutrition and emotional health and prevention of diseases. Learning in other subjects is promoted through health education. One study indicated that math and reading scores of third and fourth-grade students were high for those who underwent a comprehensive health education and lower for those who did not. A number of studies have shown that the performance of healthier students is high. Their attendance is high, perform better on tests and have better grades. Thismeansthathealthystudentslearnbetter (Zenzano et al. 2011).
4.0 Role of Nurses in Health Promotion
Nurses have an important role in improving the adherence of the patient to the medicine. They do this by checking the knowledge of the patients, they’re understanding and providing them with personalized support and information. In addition to that, each nurse is supposed to ensure that their patient’s adherence to medicines improved. A follow-up to find out if there is a matter affecting the medicine taking the behavior of the patient should also be carried out by the nurse. Nurses are supposed to check the treatment management of the patient and take the necessary action if the patient fails to adhere(Zenzano et al. 2011).