Tag: Health Activism

Are Day Care Germs Good for Us? A look at the 21st Century “Sickly Child”

I’ve just finished reading Jane Eyre (again) by Charlotte Bronte, after almost two solid years of reading exciting kids books (MG, YA, you name it, I’ve read it and I love it) for ‘research purposes,’ I’ve had a real craving for the classics. But one motivating reason for this craving is an interest in how…

Do Health Care Professionals have a Moral Obligation to get the Flu Shot?

The piece below was first published in a publication called “Connections” by the Australian College of Nursing (then the Royal College of Nursing). It is a fully referenced article that looks at whether Health Care workers should feel morally obliged to get a yearly flu shot in order to protect their patients. It is an…

School Hand-Washing Project: Teaching Points

The main points I wanted to get across to the students were: Rationale for good and regular Hand-Washing (to protect others as well as for ourselves). How to wash  hands effectively and to introduce the three (main) areas in a good Hand-Washing regime. Extras such as face touching, caring for chapped hands can be touched…