Through the last century the historical settings for nurses in Denmark have been to talk about health and health promotion. By localizing discourses described in law text, articles and books it seems as if a transformation in health and nursing care has taken place. Focus has moved from sickness and illness to the idea of health promotion. A matrix of risks has been pointed out including all aspects of life, and for the community strategies of health have been developed. Actually nurses make assessment activities based on these risks, and that’s why the question arises: Can nurses practice individual nursing based on strategies for groups and the community? And will it be a problem, when all life is included in health promotion and all subjects are potential patients?