Resident smoking in long-term care facilities--policies and ethics.

  title={Resident smoking in long-term care facilities--policies and ethics.},
  author={G G Kochersberger and Elizabeth C. Clipp},
  journal={Public health reports},
  volume={111 1},
OBJECTIVE To characterize smoking behavior, facility policies related smoking, and administrators' views of smoking-related problems in Veterans Affairs nursing home care units nationwide. METHODS An anonymous mail survey of long-term care facilities was administered to 106 nursing home supervisors at VA Medical Centers with nursing home care units. The response rate was 82%. RESULTS Administrators from 106 VA nursing home units reported smoking rates ranging from 5% to 80% of long-term… CONTINUE READING

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