Māori nurses and smoking- exploring the context and opportunity for change
originally posted by WM Admin on 2012-07-13 10:17:27.699 and updated 2015-04-16 09:46:41.472
Nurses are ideally positioned to act as role models and facilitate smoking cessation among Māori, although a number are smokers.
This two-year multi-method research aims to design and develop a kaupapa Māori smoking cessation intervention suitable for use with Māori nurses.
- Conducted a national web-based survey to explore the views of nurses regarding smoking, with responses received from 410 nurses and nursing students identifying as Māori.
- Carried out in-depth qualitative interviews kanohi ki te kanohi with 43 Māori participants, including student nurses, registered nurses and community health workers who were smokers or recent quitters.
Whakauae Research Services have agreed to fund the next intervention phase of this research. The intervention will be launched at the NZNO Indigenous Nurses Hui August 2015.