oa South African Family Practice - To care, or not to care : is that not the question? - : editorial

Volume 52, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



There is a deeper question: what happened to caring in the health service? To work in the health service (and education service for that matter) is much more than a job. The mere fact that one has a job in this country is already a privilege. The fact that the job usually pays well is something to be deeply thankful for, but to serve the sick and the weak is an honour. The health service is a caring profession, and it is time that health workers ask themselves the question if they are truly committed to care for their patients.

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