Importance and efficacy of health promotion by primary care nurses


  • Taghreed Ayed Alanazi East Riyadh Dental Center, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Hind Ayed Alanazi Primary Health Care, Almanar Primary Healthcare Clinic, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Abeer Ayeed Alanazi Primary Healthcare Center, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Nawal Naseer Alharbi General Dentist, 360 Clinics, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Mashael Abdulhadi Alsumairi East Riyadh Dental Center, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Wejdan Hussein Aldossari Primary Healthcare Center, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Abeer Ruwayshid Al Ruwili East Riyadh Dental Center, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Mashael Raja Alanazi Directorate of Health Affairs, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Khalid Saad Alwadai Directorate of Health Affairs, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia



Primary health care, Health promotion, Nursing, Prevention


The core of many countries' primary care strategies has been increasing community engagement in primary care, greater efforts in preventive illnesses and promoting health, and greater harmony and synergy of current services in accordance with the community's needs. Primary care nurses have a lot of opportunity to provide strategies for health promotion and prevention, and prior research has revealed the multitude of functions that nurses can play, such as managing complex medical problems. Nurses employed in general practices have been observed to be effective in providing a number of preventative initiatives, including smoking cessation. It has been seen that though nurses who work in this environment are eager to counsel patients about physical exercise but have major deficiencies in their understanding of existing recommendations, suggesting a dearth of training preparation for such tasks. Very often, primary health care nurses' ability to undertake health promotion is restricted by the general practice environment, their skillset, and general practitioners' perspectives toward nurses' participation in health promotion activities. Primary care nurses may be able to bridge the gap between societal expectations of this field and how patients view prevention in the context of general practice. Primary care nurses have a lot of room to grow in their ability to collaborate with other healthcare providers and work outside the confines of general practice settings. In primary care settings, nursing appears to be underused despite its potential to be working more successfully in HPP. The effectiveness of present primary health care changes depends on identifying and addressing the enablers and hurdles to health promotion and prevention among primary care nurses.


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How to Cite

Alanazi, T. A., Alanazi, H. A., Alanazi, A. A., Alharbi, N. N., Alsumairi, M. A., Aldossari, W. H., Al Ruwili, A. R., Alanazi, M. R., & Alwadai, K. S. (2022). Importance and efficacy of health promotion by primary care nurses. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 10(1), 331–335.



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