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dc.contributor.authorLawn, Sharon Joy
dc.contributor.authorHehir, Angela
dc.contributor.authorIndig, Devon
dc.contributor.authorProsser, Shani
dc.contributor.authorMacleod, Shona
dc.contributor.authorKeller, Adrian
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-16T04:58:09Z
dc.date.available2015-06-16T04:58:09Z
dc.date.issued2014-07-08
dc.identifier.citationLawn S, Hehir A, Indig D, Prosser S, Macleod S and Keller A (2014 ) Evaluation of a totally smoke-free forensic psychiatry inpatient facility: practice and policy implications. Australian Health Review 38(4): 476-482en
dc.identifier.issn0156-5788
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/35398
dc.descriptionAuthor version made available in accordance with the publisher's policyen
dc.description.abstractObjective: To evaluate the impact of implementing smoke-free policy in an Australian high security forensic psychiatry inpatient hospital. Methods: Focus groups (N=21) and surveys with patients (N=45) and surveys with staff (N=111, 53.2% nurses) elicited their experience and attitudes towards smoke-free policy. A follow-up survey elicited the impact of the policy on 15 patients’ smoking practice post discharge. Results: Eighty-five percent of patients stated it was easier quitting when no-one else smoked. Over half of discharged patients surveyed (58%) continued to not smoke post-discharge, despite almost half of staff (41%) perceiving that patients were unlikely to quit long-term. Smoking staff were significantly more pessimistic than non-smoking staff. Many patients (69%) perceived that their health had improved as a result of not smoking. Most staff (80%) viewed nicotine dependence treatment as important, but fewer (66%) felt confident to support patients to stop smoking. Increased patient violence and management difficulties expected by staff were not realized. Conclusions: Smoke-free policy can be successfully implemented in forensic psychiatry inpatient units. Nursing staff are a large and important group who need particular support to implement smoke-free policy into practice effectively, particularly those who are smokers. Continuity of care as part of a coordinated policy and service response is needed.en
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dc.publisherCSIRO Publishingen
dc.rightsJournal compilation © the Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association 2014en
dc.titleEvaluation of a totally smoke-free forensic psychiatry inpatient facility: practice and policy implicationsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1071/AH13200en
dc.rights.holderthe Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Associationen
dc.rights.licenseIn Copyright
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupLawn, Sharon Joy: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5464-8887en_US


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