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Home care

J.P. Samson
Curationis | Vol 2, No 2 | a437 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v2i2.437 | © 1979 J.P. Samson | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 September 1979 | Published: 27 September 1979

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J.P. Samson, Department of nursing, University of the North, South Africa

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Abstract

It is probably safe to state that even in highly developed countries, by far the most un-wellness, ill health, discomfort, and pain are suffered at home, whether before, after, or without having had recourse to available primary, secondary or tertiary health services. Most people will delay as long as possible in calling in a doctor or going to a clinic for professional assistance or advice, preferring to try out all kinds of home remedies and medicines obtained from the local chemist, and hoping to feel better by tomorrow.

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