Journal of Professional Nursing

Philosophical Issues in Primary Health Care in New Zealand 

Martin Woods, RGN, Dip N(pt A) Lond., Senior Tutor, Manawatu Polytechnic 

Reference:  Poulson, J. (1992).  Philosophical Issues in Primary Health Care in New Zealand Nursing Praxis in New Zealand 7(1), 22-27


This paper is concerned with the philosophy of Primary Health Care (PHC), particularly the ethical implications for nurses and other workers in the health arena.  Its themes are the implications of empowerment – for the people, the health worker, and the necessary alliance between the two.

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