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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/291019
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurses as Role Models for Healthy Lifestyle
Author(s):
Speroni, Karen Gabel
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Zeta
Author Details:
Karen Gabel Speroni, BSN, MHSA, PhD, RN, kgabelsperoni@smartneighborhood.net
Abstract:

Session presented on Sunday, April 14, 2013

Nurses have a distinct advantage to be a most effective role model of healthy living for all those lives who they touch daily (patients, families and their communities). Nurse leaders are encouraged to empower nurses in their organizations with the knowledge and tools to live a healthier lifestyle and to role model healthy lifestyle for others.  Nurses must first be armed with knowledge and support to give them the courage to live a healthy lifestyle, to be a role model for others, and to transition healthy lifestyle into their work environment.  The presenter will build upon the core requirement of healthy lifestyle (balancing activity and exercise)1,2  to achieve and maintain normal weight, with a discussion of factors associated with healthier living. These include identification of barriers to a healthy lifestyle, techniques to living a healthy lifestyle, techniques for healthier work environments, and nurse-led community programs to educate others on healthy living, including other nurses, our patients, family and community.  Ideally, nurses empowered with knowledge about healthy lifestyle should have more courage and vision to most strategically facilitate healthy lifestyle in their workplace, and to be an authentic leader of healthy living, thereby enabling most effective healthy lifestyle role modeling for all.   

1)      AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange. Innovation Profile/Attempt: [Nurse-Led Weekly Educational Program for Children Focuses on Physical Activity and Food Choices, Leading to Healthier Behaviors, Lower Body Mass Index] ([Karen Gabel Speroni, Inova Loudoun Hospital]). In: AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange [Web site]. Rockville (MD): [cited 2009 Apr 13 & updated 2011 July 20]. Available: http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov/content.aspx?id=2406.

2)     Speroni, K.G., Earley, C., Seibert, D., Kassem, M., Shorter, G., Ware, C., Kosak, E. & Atherton, M.  (2012). Effect of Nurses Living Fit™ Exercise and Nutrition Intervention on Body Mass Index in Nurses.  Journal of Nursing Administration; 42(4):231-238

Keywords:
Nurse Leader; Healthy Lifestyle; Exercise and Activity
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2013
Date of Publication:
13-May-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
Creating Healthy Work Environments
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Creating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryFull-texten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurses as Role Models for Healthy Lifestyleen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSperoni, Karen Gabelen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Zetaen_GB
dc.author.detailsKaren Gabel Speroni, BSN, MHSA, PhD, RN, kgabelsperoni@smartneighborhood.neten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/291019-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on Sunday, April 14, 2013</p>Nurses have a distinct advantage to be a most effective role model of healthy living for all those lives who they touch daily (patients, families and their communities). Nurse leaders are encouraged to empower nurses in their organizations with the knowledge and tools to live a healthier lifestyle and to role model healthy lifestyle for others.&nbsp; Nurses must first be armed with knowledge and support to give them the courage to live a healthy lifestyle, to be a role model for others, and to transition healthy lifestyle into their work environment. &nbsp;The presenter will build upon the core requirement of healthy lifestyle (balancing activity and exercise)<sup>1,2</sup> &nbsp;to achieve and maintain normal weight,<sup> </sup>with a discussion of factors associated with healthier living. These include identification of barriers to a healthy lifestyle, techniques to living a healthy lifestyle, techniques for healthier work environments, and nurse-led community programs to educate others on healthy living, including other nurses, our patients, family and community. &nbsp;Ideally, nurses empowered with knowledge about healthy lifestyle should have more courage and vision to most strategically facilitate healthy lifestyle in their workplace, and to be an authentic leader of healthy living, thereby enabling most effective healthy lifestyle role modeling for all. &nbsp;&nbsp; <p>1)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange. Innovation Profile/Attempt: [Nurse-Led Weekly Educational&nbsp;Program for Children Focuses on Physical Activity and&nbsp;Food Choices, Leading to Healthier Behaviors,&nbsp;Lower&nbsp;Body Mass Index] ([Karen Gabel Speroni, Inova Loudoun Hospital]). In: AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange [Web site]. Rockville (MD): [cited 2009 Apr 13 &amp; updated 2011 July 20]. Available: <a href="http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov/content.aspx?id=2406">http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov/content.aspx?id=2406</a>. <p>2)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Speroni, K.G., Earley, C., Seibert, D., Kassem, M., Shorter, G., Ware, C., Kosak, E. &amp; Atherton, M.&nbsp; (2012). Effect of Nurses Living Fit&trade; Exercise and Nutrition Intervention on Body Mass Index in Nurses.&nbsp; <i>Journal of Nursing Administration; </i><i>42</i>(4):231-238en_GB
dc.subjectNurse Leaderen_GB
dc.subjectHealthy Lifestyleen_GB
dc.subjectExercise and Activityen_GB
dc.date.available2013-05-13T10:26:43Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-13T10:26:43Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environmentsen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolisen_GB
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