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Views & Reviews Personal View

Person centred care or public health improvement?

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2129 (Published 01 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2129

Individual Health And Public Health

Individual health and public health are inseparable. Both are essential elements
of a successful society. In order to promote individual health, physicians must
also promote public health and function as medical sociologists, with an eye on
quality of life, social justice, international relations, and world peace. The path
to world peace begins with the physician’s commitment to individual health and
public health. Peace and health are inseparable.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

02 January 2009
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA