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date: 19 March 2018

Attitudes to health and illness 50

Assessment of health status 52

Models of health promotion 54

Health promotion for older people 56

Tertiary health promotion and chronic disease management 58

There is an assumption that old age is accompanied by ill health. Labels such as ‘the elderly’ often conjure up images of frailty, disability, and dependence. Instead of promoting health, nurses often focus on disease management, sometimes overlooking the positive aspects of becoming older....

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