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June/July 2010 (vol. 07/1)

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Caring occupational health – does it exist?

Care and compassion in OH delivery

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Care and compassion are important elements of healthcare – but how applicable are they in the (commercial) occupational health setting? Karen Coomer explores the issues.

THE issue of care and compassion within the health professions has been increasingly highlighted, both in publications by Lord Darzi and in the ongoing work by the King’s Fund Point of Care programme[1],[2]. These have predominately focused on care in the NHS and have reminded healthcare professionals that care, compassion and respect is the forefront of practice and indeed is...

Karen Coomer is an occupational health nurse practitioner and the director of KC Business Health.

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Occupational Health at Work June/July 2010 (vol. 07/1) pp30-32

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