NURSING CONTRIBUTIONS TO SMOKING CESSATION
Nabum, Linda (2018)
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Healthcare especially nursing contributions to smoking cessation is one of the top priorities of developing societies and the Finnish government with regards to health of the people. The aim and objectives of the study was to investigate health strategies are compliant with WHO guidelines and understand behavior modification through a nursing theory which could be used for further research. This was guided by the research questions; what are the nursing strategies in smoking cessation and how can they be incorporated in a theoretical framework plan? Finland-based English-written articles on the topic were few, however the study was graced by a rich variety of relevant articles gotten from databases like Cochrane library, Academic Search Elite EBSCO host and CINAHL. The results of literature review focused on articles which examined pharmacological interventions (Nicotine Replacement Therapy, medication and combination treatments), non-pharmacological interventions (quit-lines, behavioral support, and motivation), and nurses and other healthcare providers’ intervention. Self-motivation, willingness, and empowerment from both the healthcare provider and the client could enhance implementation of interventions by using Pender’s health promotion model, leading to positive behavior outcomes. Conclusion of the study reveals smoking cessation intervention strategies are effective incompliance with World Health Organization’s recommendations and subsequent implementation by nurses in the Health sector. The smoke-free Finland deadline is apparent more research needs to be done, to this light a long list of references provided may offer great help.