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Putting prevention into practice (Green Book)


Reflect on your own approach and attitudes, and encourage your staff to reflect on theirs.

The attitude of health workers influences how clinical care is provided.185,186 Evidence suggests that assuming people of lower socioeconomic status are less interested in health information or changing health behaviours is incorrect. Apparent nonadherence can become a cycle of ‘victim blaming’ unless the underlying reasons are explored.

Consider building community partnerships based around community campaigns and practice based skills, knowledge and competencies, and the known needs of patients.



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