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The implementation of a tobacco-free workplace policy within a hospital setting: A case study from Helsingborg General Hospital

Nicolas, Roula LU (2013) MPHN11 20131
Social Medicine and Global Health
Abstract
Background: Tobacco use and the involuntary exposure to smoking constitute major risks
for health and are among the causes of increased healthcare costs. Contemporary hospitals
are expected to be an example in tobacco control initiatives such as applying smoke-free
environment policies.
Method: This case study investigates the implementation of the tobacco-free workplace
policy at a health-promoting hospital using individual interviews and organizational
documents. Content analysis and discourse analysis were used to interpret the information
from different sources.
Findings: Three emerging themes implied that the implementation process of such policy
encompasses seizing social and organizational opportunities, embedding the new... (More)
Background: Tobacco use and the involuntary exposure to smoking constitute major risks
for health and are among the causes of increased healthcare costs. Contemporary hospitals
are expected to be an example in tobacco control initiatives such as applying smoke-free
environment policies.
Method: This case study investigates the implementation of the tobacco-free workplace
policy at a health-promoting hospital using individual interviews and organizational
documents. Content analysis and discourse analysis were used to interpret the information
from different sources.
Findings: Three emerging themes implied that the implementation process of such policy
encompasses seizing social and organizational opportunities, embedding the new framework
of practice into the organization processes and hence, re-shaping the organizational identity.
Conclusion: In secondary healthcare centers, this study suggests that more emphasis should
be put on the health-promoting role of hospital professionals. This is translated into allocation
of resources and the integration of knowledge and evidence-based practices within
organizational processes. (Less)
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author
Nicolas, Roula LU
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course
MPHN11 20131
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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language
English
id
3954283
date added to LUP
2013-08-09 13:20:39
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2014-09-04 08:34:31
@misc{3954283,
  abstract     = {Background: Tobacco use and the involuntary exposure to smoking constitute major risks
for health and are among the causes of increased healthcare costs. Contemporary hospitals
are expected to be an example in tobacco control initiatives such as applying smoke-free
environment policies.
Method: This case study investigates the implementation of the tobacco-free workplace
policy at a health-promoting hospital using individual interviews and organizational
documents. Content analysis and discourse analysis were used to interpret the information
from different sources.
Findings: Three emerging themes implied that the implementation process of such policy
encompasses seizing social and organizational opportunities, embedding the new framework
of practice into the organization processes and hence, re-shaping the organizational identity.
Conclusion: In secondary healthcare centers, this study suggests that more emphasis should
be put on the health-promoting role of hospital professionals. This is translated into allocation
of resources and the integration of knowledge and evidence-based practices within
organizational processes.},
  author       = {Nicolas, Roula},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The implementation of a tobacco-free workplace policy within a hospital setting: A case study from Helsingborg General Hospital},
  year         = {2013},
}