What did you do at work today?

Lowe, John B., Robinson, Priscilla, Stoneham, Melissa, and Campbell, Sandy (2014) What did you do at work today? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 38 (6). p. 504.

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[Extract] Many of us with children have been met with this question as we walk in the door after a busy day. It's usually not an easy question for a public health professional to answer. A medical practitioner can explain how they helped individuals with their health issues, patient by patient. A solicitor can talk about the legal needs of individuals, case by case. For a public health professional, the answer is generally more complicated and convoluted because we work at the population level and our outcomes often take years to achieve. In public health, we tend not to spend a lot of time dwelling on our successes. Yet, if it was not for public health professionals, thousands and possibly hundreds of thousands of Australians and New Zealanders would be spending this holiday season without a loved one. We can, and should, celebrate our successes. As you get ready for the festive season, take some time to reflect on some of these successes.

Item ID: 37193
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1753-6405
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2015 00:13
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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