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Keeping Ailments Secret - Implications

"Should Job Hunters Reveal Chronic Illness? The Pros and Cons." This article appeared in the Wall Street Journal giving examples of folks who have kept the secret and those that have revealed the nature of their illness while looking for employment.

1. What do you think in terms of potential public health impact of keeping ailments a secret?

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1. What do you think in terms of potential public health impact of keeping ailments a secret?

It depends on the type of ailment and whether or not it is a communicable disease or not. It also depends somewhat on how easily it to passed on to others.

Its impact could be serious if the person with the ailment did not take the proper precautions necessary to contain the potential of passing the disease to others (e.g., person with ...

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In references to the article: "Should Job Hunters Reveal Chronic Illness? The Pros and Cons," this solution discusses the potential public health impact of keeping ailments a secret. References are provided.

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