Journal of Professional Nursing

“…and the nurses were deafening in their silence.” 

Jean Dixon, RGON, RM, Occupational Health Nurse, Palmerston North 

Reference:  Moore, J. (1990).  “…and the nurses were deafening in their silence.” Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 5(3), 4-11.


Community health in practice should be based on Primary Health Care philosophy.  The statements made in the Alma Ata Declaration of 1978 and reinforced by the Ottawa Charter of 1986 give us the guidelines for putting this philosophy into practice. 

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