Nursing scholarship and leadership in tobacco control

Nursing Outlook (Impact Factor: 1.59). 05/2013; 61(3):181–182. DOI: 10.1016/j.outlook.2013.04.001
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    ABSTRACT: This report from members of the Health Behavior Expert Panel of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) provides an overview of nurse-led scholarship in tobacco control. We reviewed published reviews of nurse-led studies in the field. The synthesis includes theory development, methodological approaches, studies focused on prevention of tobacco use, nursing interventions for tobacco dependence including studies with selected populations, investigations to reduce secondhand smoke, and studies of health care systems and policy. Gaps in the literature provided direction for stimulating nursing science, accelerating adoption of evidence-based recommendations in practice, expanding nursing education, and increasing nursing visibility and influence in health care policy efforts. The AAN is positioned to maximize nursing leadership in this effort.
    Nursing outlook 07/2012; 61(1). DOI:10.1016/j.outlook.2012.05.007 · 1.59 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Tobacco control is central to reducing death and disability and improving quality of life worldwide and nursing action is imperative. This article addresses tobacco as a global health issue with implications for nursing practice, education, research, and policy development. The lack of knowledge and skills, lack of expectation for clinical intervention, limited research, an absence of professional policies, and minimal nursing leadership have diminished the critical role that nurses can play in confronting this epidemic. Swift action is needed to ensure that all nurses are prepared to effectively engage in activities to prevent tobacco use, provide evidence-based cessation interventions, and support efforts to prevent exposure to secondhand smoke. Increased opportunities are needed to support creative nursing research efforts that test interventions and strategies to reduce barriers to tobacco control within different cultures, subcultures, and countries.
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