Nursing Counseling and Smoking Cessation Among Inpatients
The work of Li, et al. (2014) reports a study that examines the facilitators and barriers to effective smoking cessation as it relates to counseling services provided to inpatients by nurse counselors.
The study reports that the Taiwanese Health Promotion Administration reports that 4.8 million smokers exist in Taiwan and that nearly 50% of these smokers were interested in quitting smoking. Smoking cessation is beneficial to both smokers and those whom they love and are loved by in that smoking cessation not only saves lives of those who quit smoking but in addition results in reduction in the costs of personal and health care. According to the report, THPA's implementation of the "New Smoking Cessation Policy on the 1st of March 2012 to expand smoking cessation counseling services to both outpatient and inpatient settings." (Li et al., 2014, p. 5) Li et al. (2014) reports that the new policy is formulated on the basis of the evidence-based premises as follows: (1) non-physician providers (specifically nurses) have an essential role in providing smoking cessation counseling; (2) increasing the intensiveness...
1) It is additionally reported that a survey conducted of the 2004 through 2007 Taiwan Adult Tobacco Surveys indicated that nearly three-fourth of doctors in Taiwan "had failed to offer smoking cessation counseling to patients, a rate that was higher than those reported in the United Kingdom (59%) and the United States (39%)." (Li, et al., 2014, p. 4se reported in the United Kingdom (59%) and the United States (39%)." (Li, et al., 2014, p. 4784)
The purpose of the study was to examine the nurse counselor's views in relation to that which serves to facilitate and present barriers in regards to smoking cessation services that are effective to inpatients. The objective of the study was to examine the effectiveness of smoking cessation counseling provided by nursing professionals to inpatients.
Specific research questions include the following: (1) From the nurse-counselors' viewpoint, what were the factors that facilitate the provision of smoking cessation counseling services to inpatients? And (2) From the nurse-counselors' viewpoint, what were barriers in the provision of smoking cessation counseling services to inpatients?
Methods of study
The methodology of this study was qualitative in…
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