Discussion Board (DB) #2: post a response to all of the following questions (total word count 250 at minimum)
1. Take the “Life Changes Stress Inventory” (under ‘Required Lecture Materials” on Brightspace). Post your rating,
your thoughts about your stress level, and things you do to cope with stress. Include some of the “Stress Warning
Symptoms” located on p. 102 of your Pender textbook that you may have identified in self or others. (MO 2.2)
2. What are some concepts in chapter 5 of Pender et al. you can use when developing your personal Health
Promotion Plan? (MO 2.2)
3. Which emerging technologies described on pp. 87-93 of your Pender textbook are you using in your practice
setting? Are there any technologies you could include in your personal Health Promotion Plan to assist you in
changing the health risk behavior you selected in last week’s module (for example use of Fitbit or smartwatch? (MO 2.3)
4. Based on the cue-routine-reward loop as described in Duhigg, do you feel that a patient with a chronic alcohol
problem needs to abstain from all alcohol when trying to quit drinking? Provide a rationale for your answer using
Duhigg’s concepts. (MO 2.1)
For Stress Management: consider reading Meeting Recovery Syndrome at:

What is meeting recovery syndrome? Psychologists blame pointless meetings for worthless work days

Readings from:
Duhigg, C. (2012). The power of habit: Why we do what we do in life and business. New York:
Random House. ISBN-13: 978-0812981605
Pender, N., Murdaugh, C., & Parsons, M. (2019). Health promotion in nursing practice. (8th
ed.). Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Education ISBN-13: 978-0134754086