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1 Health Workforce Smoking and Leadership CEITC Indigenous Pre Conference Workshop Oceania 2011 Dr Heather Gifford

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3 Nurses and smoking Where have we come from Where are we now Where might we head in the future

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6 Where are we now ? Smoke free workplaces Ministers health targets Contemplating not employing health professionals that smoke Cessation training /support for employees

7 Smoke free workplaces

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11 In the future, smoking could prevent a candidate getting a job d-DHB-could-nix-staff-smoking/

12 There is also help for staff to quit

13 So who’s still smoking in the health sector ? Nurses and Midwives 13.6 % Small numbers of medical 3.4% and health therapy 5.7% professionals Māori nurses 30.7%

14 Impact of nurses smoking At risk of poorer health Suffer disapproval and misunderstanding of other non- smoking health professionals Find giving smoking prevention and cessation information harder

15 One good reasons to get nurses to quit Because nurses and other health professionals are strongly positioned to influence wider whānau and Māori communities in their role as vital and trusted healthcare practitioners in a range of health care settings.

16 NZNO shows leadership and partners in research Industry led research Smokers in the design seat Tailored intervention for Māori Māori led research New knowledge about Māori nurses and smoking

17 Contact Details Dr Heather Gifford


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