Cognitive dissonance and undergraduate nursing students' knowledge of, and attitudes about, smoking.

@article{Clark2004CognitiveDA,
  title={Cognitive dissonance and undergraduate nursing students' knowledge of, and attitudes about, smoking.},
  author={Eileen Clark and Terence V McCann and K. Rowe and Anne Lazenbatt},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={2004},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={586-94}
}
BACKGROUND Smoking is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Although nurses have an important role in health promotion, and are well placed to see the harmful effects of tobacco smoking, studies suggest that they smoke at much the same rate as the general population. AIM The aim of this paper is to report a study examining undergraduate nursing students' knowledge about the impact of smoking on health, and their attitudes towards smokers and smoking. METHODS The study took place in 2001… CONTINUE READING

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