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The Journal of Community Health Management


Level of teaching of tobacco control measures and cessation interventions in a nursing care institute of Northern India- A case study


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Author Details: Radhika Gupta, Sonu Goel, Md. Abu Bashar, Sudip Bhattacharya, Ranjana Singh

Volume : 4

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-2738

Print ISSN : 2394-272X

Article First Page : 35

Article End Page : 37


Abstract

Nursing professionals are in a unique position to exert profound effect in reduction of tobacco use in its different forms including cessation interventions in people using them. The current case study was carried out to understand the level of inclusion of tobacco control education in nursing curriculum of a premier nursing care institute of North India and based on this the readiness of the nursing professionals passing from the institute to successfully deliver cessation interventions. This case study represents the level of Inclusion and extent of teaching of tobacco control education in nursing curriculum in a premiere nursing care institute of Northern India. The nursing faculty and students were interviewed in a single session, individually in proper settings to understand the tobacco control education inclusion and integration in the nursing curriculum. They go for outreach to a local slum for active case finding and then refer them to the Drug Dependent De-addiction Centre (D.D.T.C). The tobacco control and cessation education is taught in lectures, clinical and practical settings. They indicated that teacher’s awareness about tobacco control and easy availability of facilities like D.D.T.C. with high number of patients helps their skill development and competency. This study finding implies that smoking cessation training can be recommended for future nursing guidelines so that India becomes smoke free.

Keywords:
Tobacco, Tobacco free nurses, Tobacco cessation programme