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Pills won't cure ills caused by poverty

VOL: 97, ISSUE: 41, PAGE NO: 29Tracy McFall, BSc, RGN, OHNThere are many times on the wards or in the community that I've been disillusioned by the care patients receive. I have frequently been asked to give care without any knowledge of a person's circumstances - whether they are living on the poverty line, whether their house is damp or whether they have any relatives or friends who can help with the shopping or the kids.

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