Health journal to empower citizens launched in Dominica

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Share Rosies and Thorns cover pageA health journal designed to assist the general public in making critical decisions concerning matters of health has been launched in Dominica.The journal dubbed ‘Rosies and Thorns’ is the brainchild of health care professional, Rosie Felix who is also the chief editor, was launched at the Prevost Cinemall in Roseau on Friday, April 19th. It will be published quarterly and this quarter’s journal will feature an exclusive interview with Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) director, Dr. Clarissa Ettienne. Copies will be available from the Art Gallery on Hillsborough Street, next to the Government Headquarters.The journal’s aim is to provide the general public with pertinent health information to assist them in making informed and timely decisions and choices about the roses which make them blossom, and the thorns which threaten their health and by extension, their life.At the launching ceremony, Mrs. Felix noted that her decision to pursue such a project is to educate women and their families in some of the same contents that she teaches to her nursing students.Chief Editor of Rosies and Thorns, Rosie Felix“I wanted to share with women in a manner to empower them to defend themselves against unnecessary physical and psychological trauma commonly experienced during child birth,” she said.Mrs. Felix said the publication will not only be for the education of childbearing women, but, “it would also meet the health education needs of the Dominican public and compliment what is already being done by the Health Promotion Unit and health professional across the world”.She admitted that the journal title; Rosies and Thorns is an unusual one, but it was deliberate to draw one’s attention.The scope of the journal will include articles within the context of the roles and responsibilities of health professionals, health care ethics and policy, patient, client and family rights and responsibilities and experiences.Well wishers at the journal launchThe chief editor also stated that the expected outcome of the journal is that people will be empowered to take greater responsibility and make sound decisions concerning their health, more effective in preventing and managing disease, as well as defending their rights for anatomy and dignified and respectful care.She noted that sometimes patients and clients rights for dignified and respectful care is violated and they feel sorry for themselves, meaning that they think if they complain the care will be the worst the next time, so they say nothing.Each issue will, include articles on men, children, environmental, maternal, mental, occupational and spiritual health. It will also feature articles on health professionals and centenarians.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img HealthLifestyleLocalNews Health journal to empower citizens launched in Dominica by: – April 20, 2013 36 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img

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