15 Ways Nurses Can Affect Real Change – From Saving Lives to Ending Hunger

Nurse Activism: 15 Ways Nurses Can Affect Real Change
Nurse Activism: 15 Ways Nurses Can Affect Real Change

There is a lot of change in the world. In the past few decades, there has been a tremendous shift in how we view and address issues like climate change, genetics, and disease. We are also seeing widespread adoption of evidence-based practices to achieve better health outcomes. We need to continue to take action on many fronts at the same time. The challenges we face today are not going away overnight. And even though there has been so much progress in our ability to address these threats more effectively in the last quarter century, more work needs to be done if we want to end hunger and prevent avoidable deaths. Here are seven ways that nurses can affect real change – from saving lives to ending hunger – by working with others or supporting individual patients.

Help people who are at risk of malnutrition.

If you have ever spent time with a child who is underweight, you know how scary it can be. Periods of hunger can lead to health complications like increased rates of disease, developmental delays, and even death. There is still a lot we don’t know about how to prevent and manage an underweight child. But there are a few things we do know. One is that kids who are underweight are at an increased risk of many diseases including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and childhood autism. An unhealthy diet can be a cause or a result of these diseases. A poor diet can make it more likely that a child will be overweight and develop metabolic diseases like type 2 diabetes. Make sure you are watching your child’s diet and making healthy choices yourself. A balanced diet with a healthy amount of unprocessed foods is crucial to good health. Encourage your child to eat a healthy diet as well.

Reduce the incidence of chronic disease.

We know that when people are healthy, they are healthier. That is because an unhealthy body has less energy to work hard and produces less heat. When people are sick, they waste energy and have less ability to thermoregulate which can lead to high temperatures, illness, and disease. Chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes are diseases that affect people throughout their lives. They are conditions that result from an unhealthy lifestyle and are easier to prevent.

It’s not just fighting physical diseases that we need to do. We also need to help patients heal and regain their health. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is by making changes in our diet and lifestyle habits.

Increase access to basic healthcare services.

People all over the world are struggling to access quality healthcare services. This is a result of a variety of issues such as low income, lack of education, and difficult language barriers. These barriers can be overcome through partnerships between government and non-governmental organizations.

End needless deaths from preventable causes.

Every year, thousands of people die from diseases that can be prevented with simple changes in diet and health. Many of them could be prevented with a few simple changes in how people eat and use the toilets in their homes. These simple changes can save lives. That is why interventions like LooLoo and the One LooLoo for India campaign are so important. These campaigns encourage people to use the toilets only when they have to go, and to keep the lid closed.

Promote good health habits, such as exercise and a healthy diet, among individuals and communities.

People who follow healthy eating habits are likely to consume fewer calories and have less body weight gain than individuals who eat poorly. What’s more, people who regularly exercise are likely to keep on doing so.

Create environments where people feel safe and are able to exercise or engaging in other activities they enjoy.

People who feel safe and secure in their surroundings are likely to make better choices in terms of diet and exercise. Creating safe, healthy, and pleasant environments in which to spend time reduces the risk of depression and stress related illnesses.

Conclusion

There is a lot of change in the world. In the past few decades, there has been a tremendous shift in how we view and address issues like climate change, genetics, and disease. We are also seeing widespread adoption of evidence-based practices to achieve better health outcomes. We need to continue to take action on many fronts at the same time. The challenges we face today are not going away overnight. And even though there has been so much progress in our ability to address these threats more effectively in the last quarter century, more work needs to be done if we want to end hunger and prevent avoidable deaths.

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