1Describe the background of the nurse you selected.

Discuss the major social issues occurring at the time this nurse lived.
Describe two contributions this nurse made to the nursing profession including an explanation of
how these two unique contributions influenced current nursing practice.
You may use your textbook, readings, and the following for background information.

  ANA Hall of Fame American Association for the History of Nursing Museum of Nursing History – Slide Show Gallery Strout, K. (2012). Wellness promotion and the institute of medicine’s future of nursing report: Are nurses ready? Holistic Nursing Practice 26(3), 129-136.FEATURES

Wellness Promotion and the Institute of
Medicine’s Future of Nursing Report
Are Nurses Ready?

■ Kelley Strout, MSN, RN

This article highlights the gap between wellness in nursing practice and the mission statement of the Institute of
Medicine’s Future of Nursing Report. It explores wellness from 3 philosophical arguments, provides a historical
evolution of wellness, and explores nurses’ current understanding of wellness. Future directions for implementing
wellness in nursing practice are provided for science, education, and leadership. KEY WORDS: disease prevention,
Institute of Medicine Future of Nursing Report, health promotion, wellness in nursing Holist Nurs Pract 2012;26(3):129–136

The Future of Nursing Report published by the
Institute of Medicine (IOM) symbolizes a paradigm
shift in health care delivery from sick care to well
care.1 The IOM envisions a health care system where
nurses intentionally promote wellness and disease
prevention and improve health care outcomes
throughout the lifespan.1 The nursing profession is
well recognized for the role of disease prevention and
health promotion as established in the seminal article
of Donaldson and Crowley2 to the recent Future of
Nursing Report from the IOM.1 Within the scope of
nursing practice, the words “health,” “health
promotion,” and “wellness” appear to be used
interchangeably. Florence Nightingale, Virginia
Henderson, and Margaret Newman developed
frameworks that conceptualize wellness; however,
wellness is not clearly defined within these theories.3–6

Nurses’ ability to achieve the mission of the IOM and
intentionally promote wellness is limited by the
absence of a universally recognized understanding of

Author Affiliation: School of Nursing, Bouvé College of Health Sciences,
Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts.

The author thanks Elizabeth P. Howard, PhD, RN, ACNP, associate pro-
fessor, School of Nursing, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern
University, for her time and support in editing the manuscript for publication.

The author has disclosed that she has no significant relationships with, or
financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

Correspondence: Kelley Strout, MSN, RN, c/o Elizabeth P. Howard, School
of Nursing, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, 360
Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115 ([email protected]).

DOI: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e31824ef581

the concept of wellness and a common paradigm to
promote wellness in nursing practice.7 The purpose of
this article is to conceptualize the historical evolution
of wellness and highlight the gap in nursing practice
between knowing and promoting wellness.


The absence of a universally recognized concept of
wellness in the nursing profession is better understood
after examining the complexity of wellness through 3
philosophical arguments: ontology, realism, and

Plato’s ontological argument establishes wellnes

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