Cigarette smoking cessation using family interventions
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Cigarette smoking cessation using family interventions

Robert Joseph Specialist smoking cessation adviser, South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
Catherine Gamble Nurse consultant, South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust

A programme is using existing resources to help cultivate self-management skills in people with schizophrenia. Robert Joseph and Catherine Gamble report

There has been little done to offer consistent support to people with schizophrenia to stop smoking. A case study is used to show how specialist advice and the use of varenicline alongside family group work and support can help a patient refrain from smoking and increase wellbeing. This process showed how mental health nurses can help clients to quit and the importance of collaboration with medical colleagues.

Mental Health Practice. 16, 6,22-26. doi: 10.7748/mhp2013.03.16.6.22.e829

Correspondence

catherine.gamble@swlstg-tr.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 05 May 2012

Accepted: 18 September 2012