LUNGS ARE ALIVE –  

2019  – Before taking the course, many residents noted other obstacles that prevent psychiatrists from addressing patients’ tobacco use. For example, patients with severe mental health issues have more immediate problems to address; many patients are not motivated to quit; and it is difficult for psychiatrists to find training in this area. After taking the course, however, the residents demonstrated a high level of knowledge about tobacco use disorder and ways they can help patients to quit smoking. The residents also reported feeling more motivated and prepared to address patients’ tobacco use.

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