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Irish Health Promoting Hospitals Network, Health Service Executive. (2008) Best practice guidelines for tobacco management in the mental health setting. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

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The European Network of Smoke-free Hospitals (ENSH) noted that many European countries were experiencing a variety of difficulties in relation to tobacco management in mental health services, and many were developing guidelines to support best practice.

Thus as part of the ENSH 2006/2007 project, a work package was undertaken to develop an agreed set of best practice guidelines to assist organisations in the management of tobacco issues in the mental health setting, taking into account inconsistencies in legislation governing tobacco use across the member states of the ENSH and all employer’s duty of care to health care workers.

The project reviewed current practices around tobacco management in a variety of psychiatric services in a number of European countries. It also undertook an extensive literature review of best practice in tobacco management in psychiatric services and a translation of any published guidelines to ensure a comprehensive result. Ireland took the lead role in this work package as complex issues in relation to the implementation of national smoke-free legislation were currently being addressed at national level.

This resource provides an extremely useful tool as it enables service providers to review current practices and develop strategies based on international best practice to address all tobacco management issues in psychiatric services.

A detailed report containing the international literature review along with a report on the project process and findings is available on the ENSH website (see related link).


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
Irish-related, Guideline, Report
Drug Type
Tobacco / Nicotine
Intervention Type
Treatment method, Harm reduction
Date
2008
Pages
18 p.
Publisher
Health Service Executive
Corporate Creators
Irish Health Promoting Hospitals Network, Health Service Executive
Place of Publication
Dublin
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Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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