Upon the completion of this study plan, the learner should be able to explain how smoking tobacco is harmful to the human body and the physical, mental and reproductive health reasons to stop smoking. He/she should also explain the need for counseling to end bad smoking habits and the benefits of stopping smoking (Klemp et al., 2016).

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The following best evidence-based teaching practices will also be a key focus for this course. First, doctors should act as advisors in an effort of encouraging the patients to stop smoking. Second, they ought to use factual information about the dangers and fatal consequences of smoking, such as lung cancer and prepare the patient appropriately for the contemplation to stop smoking. Finally, the doctor ought to educate the patient on the various health benefits of quitting smoking (Mullen et al., 2017).

The instructor will use the following resources in the teaching process. First Printed or Video (Spanish) content regarding the various effects of smoking and the supposed benefits and methods of quitting smoking will be included (Ong et al., 2016). Medical charts are depicting the effects of smoking, the health benefits of quitting smoking, and provides encouraging information that aids throughout the journey of smoking cessation will also be included.

The instructor will then evaluate the learning outcomes of the process. First, he or she will use questionnaires that seek to acquire information about the various effects of smoking. The questionnaires will not only seek to acquire what was learned about the health effects, but also how smoking affects them socially and economically. Second, reflection exercises that seek to create a realization of how smoking has negatively affected the patient’s life will also determine the learners’ understanding of the course. The instructor will also ask random questions on what the learner thinks about smoking after the presentations made.

  • Klemp, I., Steffenssen, M., Bakholdt, V., Thygesen, T., & Sorensen, J. A. (August 01, 2016). Counseling is effective for smoking cessation in head and neck cancer patients—a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 74 (8), 1687-1694.
  • Mullen, K. A., Manuel, D. G., Hawken, S. J., Pipe, A. L., Coyle, D., Hobler, L. A., Younger, J., … Reid, R. D. (January 01, 2017). Effectiveness of a hospital-initiated smoking cessation programme: 2-year health and healthcare outcomes. Tobacco Control, 26 (3), 293-299.
  • Ong, J., Plueckhahn, I., Cruickshank, D., Churilov, L., & Mileshkin, L. (September 01, 2016). A smoking cessation programme for current and recent ex-smokers following diagnosis of a potentially curable cancer. Internal Medicine Journal, 46 (9), 1089-1096.