Health Promotion Strategies Through the Life Span - 8th Ed. (2009)

Health Promotion Strategies Through the Life Span  - 8th Ed. (2009)
  • 8th Ed.
  • 2009
  • © Pearson Education, Inc.
  • Judith Proctor Zentner MA, BS, FNP-BC; Richard Yakimo PHD, PMHCNS-BC, N-NAP; Ruth Beckmann Murray EDD, MSN, N-NAP, FAAN
  • 0-13-513866-3 / 978-0-13-513866-3
  • Nursing


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This valued resource provides a holistic approach to the health promotion of the individual and family throughout all developmental stages, from birth to death. The eighth edition presents new coverage of the prominent concepts and theories of health promotion for individuals and families. Specific guidelines for assessment and interventions are woven throughout the chapters, with cultural care considerations, education strategies, and spiritual and religious influences addressed for each age. This popular text provides an excellent foundation for students and a refresher for practitioners.


This text introduces students to the highly complex, normal person and the family during the entire life span—from birth to death.

For this edition, all chapters have been reorganized to present the most essential information. A new chapter has been added, Chapter 2, Health Promotion: Concepts and Theories, which focuses on health promotion trends, models, and strategies.

- Chapters 1, 2, and 3 present theories, models, and principles that apply to practice in any setting, across age groups.
- Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, explore the influences on the developing person—environmental, sociocultural, family, religion, and the prenatal stage.
- Chapters 9 through 16 present each life stage from infancy through later maturity.
- Chapter 17 presents dying and death as the last developmental stage.


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