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Nurse's Role in Implementing Men's Health Promotion Programs in the Australian Community

This chapter will focus on primary health care and the benefits it brings to the Australian community and particularly to men within that community. The chapter will show that, guided by the health promotion principles outlined in the Ottawa Charter (World Health Organization, 1986), nurses can successfully implement and contribute to men's health promotion programs in their local community.

Contents include

  • Introduction
  • Public Health
  • Primary health care
  • Health promotion and the Ottawa charter
  • Nurses' role in men's health promotion
  • How can nurses implement men's health promotion programs in Autralia
    • Advertising the program
    • Using appropriate language
    • Giving control
    • Men-only programs
    • Cost of the program
  • Health education programs
    • Men and Stress Program
    • A men's night out
    • The health is gold project
    • Gay men fighting AIDS
    • Evaluation issues
  • Men's health promotion programs for the future
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
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Author / Editor Biographies

DipSc (Nursing) and BN.
Of himself and this chapter, James said the following: I am Sydney born and bred. I took up nursing when I was 23, which I feel was an advantage. I've enjoyed the opportunity to travel, live and work overseas. I have specialised in drug and alcohol work which first introduced me to men's health via a 'men's group' at a detoxification centre. I've also experienced the challenge of attending men's festivals and a weekly men's group and have personally gained a great deal from the support of the men involved. I am studying part-time for a master's degree in public health and searching continually...

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