Journal of Professional Nursing

Housing:  Primary Health Care Issue 

Annette Mortensen, BA, DipEd, RCompN, Public Health Nurse, Auckland 

Reference:  Mortensen, A. (1988). Housing:  Primary Health Care Issue  Nursing Praxis in New Zealand 3(3) 25    

Abstract:

Introduction 

Public Health Nurses in inner city Auckland are seeing increasing hardship due to deteriorating rental accommodation, high rents, overcrowding and lengthy stays in unhealthy conditions.  They see housing as a primary health care issue.  In discussion with the Auckland housing network of which the author is a member, they decided to undertake a pilot survey on the possible links between substandard housing and poor health.  The housing network is a national coalition of groups concerned with housing issues.  

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