‘What Smokers Really Want’
Nurses are the largest health workforce in New Zealand. They are ideally placed to help people stop smoking.
Nursing emphasises technical and communications skills, as well as respect, cultural safety and empathy for patients. With this in mind, Smokefree Nurses sought funding to make a video to give patients a voice about the kind of stop smoking help they want from health professionals in primary care. The Ministry of Health’s Smokefree 2025 Innovation Fund supported the initiative in 2013.
A series of short videos were made in order to show how different nurses deliver brief stop smoking interventions with different patients. The nurses work in their own ways with people from a wide range of backgrounds. They deliver personalised interventions which respond to the voices of the patients and are within the evidence-based Stop Smoking Guidelines.
Details of the background to the Campaign are available here
Copies of the videos can be viewed here