Turner White CommunicationsAbout TWCSubscribeContact TWCHomeSearch
Hospital PhysicianJCOMSMPBRMsCart
SMP Main Page
Editorial Board
Information for Authors
Author Form

Reprints, Permissions, & Copyright
Site Map

Semin Med Pract 
2001 Sep;4(3):6-11
A patient-centered approach to applying guidelines for treating tobacco dependence
Copeland AL, Brandon TH

Physicians can greatly improve the health outcomes of patients who use tobacco by applying current guidelines for treating tobacco dependence. This article reviews addiction assessment and intervention strategies for both willing and resistant tobacco users who present in a primary care setting. Drawing from a recently updated national guideline for treating tobacco dependence, the authors use a series of physician-patient encounters to illustrate how specific guideline recommendations might be applied to an actual patient. A patient-centered approach that focuses on specific patient characteristics is recommended.

Journal article

Free Download

Search the Turner White index to find abstracts of articles published in SMP.

Back to previous page


Hospital Physician     JCOM     Seminars in Medical Practice
Hospital Physician Board Review Manuals
About TWC    Subscribe    Contact TWC    Home    Search   Site Map

Copyright © 2018, Turner White Communications
Updated 9/01/09 • nvf