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J Public Health (Oxf). 2021 February 22nd: fdab029. doi: 10.1093 / pubmed / fdab029. Online before printing.

ABSTRACT

Public health is characterized by social justice, in which it is required to “give what is due” and respond to the needs of the entire community. The latest correspondence calls for physical, financial and mental support from the government for our “needy” health care workers. However, this seems inadequate as spiritual well-being is negated and Filipinos are inherently known as religious people. I therefore suggest and highlight the use of a holistic approach that emphasizes the necessary support that does justice to the belief dimension of our frontliners. The proposals include the availability of human resources and religious practices in public and private hospitals where healthcare workers are tirelessly struggling.

PMID: 33611576 | DOI: 10.1093 / pubmed / fdab029

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