oa Professional Nursing Today - August is Women's Month : a chance to start living healthier : editorial

Volume 16, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1607-6672



Women's Day, Women's Month and women's Health. That is what August is all about in South Africa. The health calendar for the second semester of each year focuses on topics such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, heart disease and AIDS. The health industry and numerous other employers use this opportunity to teach their workers about healthy living. Hospitals and clinics organise campaigns to contribute to improving the health status of the country. Where do we as nurses fit into this picture? We are very creative in assisting with and organising health education programmes, but do we ever stand back and focus on our own health and the way we live?

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