My work depends on the setting…

John tells us how his work environments influence the content of his work. In his experiences with two settings, he illustrates concretely how this happens and what difference it makes to him as a physician-person


John Brennan

MD, General Practitioner, Ballyhale Health Centre, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Supplementary materials


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Li S, Jeffs L, Barwick M, Stevens B. Organizational contextual features that influence the implementation of evidence based practices across healthcare settings: a systematic integrative review. Systematic Reviews (2018) 7:72.

Di Blasi Z, Harkness E, Ernst E, et al. Influence of context effects on health outcomes: a systematic review. Lancet (2001) 357:757-62