Promoting health: making every contact count
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Promoting health: making every contact count

Jennifer Percival RCN tobacco policy adviser and trainer, and Independent consultant, Hertfordshire

This article describes a new training programme devised and run by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) to assist staff to make every patient contact count. The aim of the training programme is to help nurses become more effective when offering opportunistic health promotion advice as part of their routine work, and avoid generating resistance to change.

Nursing Standard. 28, 29, 37-41. doi: 10.7748/ns2014.


Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 09 September 2013

Accepted: 18 October 2013