Nursing Smoking

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Third publication is also about smoking cessation and is titled ‘ Guidelines for Smoking Cessation’ issued by the National Advisory Committee on Health and Disability (National Health Committee), Wellington, New Zealand. We would examine the clinical context in which the guidelines can be applied, discuss the research basis of the chosen resources, explain the type of research that were utilized to make the recommendations, summarize their findings and /or recommendations and how they relate to the potential utilization of the research and consider the potential feasibility for application of this research into nursing practice.
All three chosen research publications expect improved clinical interventions to promote smoking cessation. Clinical context identified in three papers also follows more or less similar outline. It commences with care providers assessing and documenting smoking status of every patient. Following it up with the provision of actual smoking cessation intervention to all smokers. In a complementary manner treat behavioral/psychological/motivational aspects of cigarette addiction with advice and counseling and treat biologic aspects of cigarette addiction with pharmacological therapies. …
All three publications tend to suggest best practices to be followed by care providers in clinical settings to their clients leading to effective cessation of smoking.
Basis, Type and Currency of research
All of the three chosen publications listed a common basis for the research. It was found that most smokers desirous of quitting smoking placed importance on clinical advice about it but a substantial number of smokers reported that such advice was neither readily forthcoming nor was made with sufficient strength to prove effective. This telling fact left an apparent gap for suggesting ways to improve clinical intervention for cessation of smoking.
Michigan publication is updated as of February 2001 having been originally developed in 1996.The basis for research was an extensive literature survey covering the period 1975-1997 using the major keywords smoking/(prevention amp. control), smoking cessation, tobacco use disorder/(prevention amp. control, rehabilitation). The search was restricted to literature that was referenced as either guidelines or controlled trials. The search was conducted in components each keyed to a specific causal link in a formal problem structure. The search was a single cycle (UMHS, 2001).RNA publication is dated October 2003 with the process of formulation beginning in February 2001. A search of the literature for systematic reviews, clinical practice guidelines, relevant articles and websites formed the basis. It identified a total of 14 clinical practice guidelines related to smoking cessation. An initial screening was conducted using the main inclusion criteria that the guideline was dated no earlier than 1996 and guideline was evidence-based