The author talks about the important role nurses play in promoting the health and wellbeing of people living in different societies. Health promotion is a set of actions that allow communities to collaborate with health professionals to make better choices are beneficial to their health. Through health promotion, nurses are able to use their skills and available resources to find out how some factors are likely to impact on human health in different societies. These factors may be environmental, spiritual and socio-cultural determinants which affect health promotion initiatives conducted by nurses in various communities. Thus, nurses need to understand people’s lifestyles, social status and economic status to find out if they affect their willingness to participate in health promotion activities.
Nurses need to understand differences how to address different individual health needs which people in various communities have to come up with appropriate health promotion strategies. This approach will enable a nurse to use effective communication approaches which make people in various communities to understand the importance of taking part in health promotion activities. In addition, nurses need to encourage people to be more responsible for their own wellbeing by giving them information and other types of resources to help them achieve this objective. It is also important for nurses to understand how different healthcare disparities affect health promotion in various societies. Therefore, this understanding will help them to address various factors that are commonly associated with unequal access to healthcare in different communal settings. Consequently, nurses will be able to address complex issues that cause health disparities in different communities.