Chapter 2. Health Promotion

  1. Kathy French RN, Cert Ed, BSc (Hons), MPhil, PG Dip, PhD member Sexual Health Adviser
  1. Caroline Rowe RGN, Post Grad Dip Gestalt Psychotherapy, Cert (Med) Ed Senior Lecturer staff nurse sister manager HIV nurse specialist sexual health adviser sexual health manager1,
  2. Margaret Bannerman MSc, BSc (Hons), RN Dip HE, Cert (Med) Ed Bannerman Nurse Practitioner GUM Project Manager member nurse practitioner2 and
  3. Nicola Church nurse Specialist Specialist Commissioner3

Published Online: 30 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322569.ch2

Sexual Health

Sexual Health

How to Cite

Rowe, C., Bannerman, M. and Church, N. (2009) Health Promotion, in Sexual Health (ed K. French), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444322569.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Royal College of Nursing, London, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Staffordshire University, UK

  2. 2

    Queens Hospital Burton, Department of Genitourinary Medicine, UK

  3. 3

    Public Health Lead for Lichfield District in Staffordshire, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405168311

Online ISBN: 9781444322569



  • health promotion;
  • improving sexual health in the nation and sexual health promotion skills;
  • National Strategy for Sexual Health and HIV;
  • local primary care trusts (PCTs);
  • health promotion - comprehensive social and political process;
  • Ottawa Charter - essential elements for successful health promotion;
  • health promotion models;
  • Prochaska and DiClemente model - continuous one with various stages;
  • Beattie's model of health promotion;
  • PN, ‘contact tracing’ - integral part of sexual health advisers' role


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Definition of Health Promotion

  • Approaches to Health Promotion

  • Health Promotion Models

  • The Beattie's Model of Health Promotion

  • Sexual Health Promotion Skills for Nurses

  • Partner Notification

  • Conclusion

  • References