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How does enforcement of smoke free grounds in acute mental health settings sit with “recovery” focused practice? A personal view

Di Hurley (Mental Health Unit, Central and North West London NHS FoundationTrust, Harrow, UK)

Mental Health and Social Inclusion

ISSN: 2042-8308

Publication date: 9 March 2015

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to outline, from the perspective of someone involved in smoking cessation, concerns about the intention to make all hospital grounds “smoke free”.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper takes the form of a narrative account.

Findings

Reflective account offering a personal point of view – no findings presented.

Originality/value

An important viewpoint relating to an issue of great concern to many people working in and using mental health services.

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Acknowledgements

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are the author's own and are not intended to represent those of Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

Citation

Hurley, D. (2015), "How does enforcement of smoke free grounds in acute mental health settings sit with “recovery” focused practice? A personal view", Mental Health and Social Inclusion, Vol. 19 No. 1, pp. 52-55. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-12-2014-0042

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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