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Health Minister David Clark defends holiday in lead-up to nurses’ strike

Health Minister David Clark has defended his decision to take his family on an overseas holiday in the days leading up to the nationwide nurses' strike on Thursday.

Rolling strike by ACC medical advisors kicks off Tuesday

Up to 39 senior doctors who process complex ACC claims will be walking off the job around the country tomorrow after pay negotiations stalled over a redundancy deal and well-being claim.

New Zealand hospital staff abused daily: ‘It’s time to talk’

Hospital staff nationwide are being abused daily with reports of death threats, nurses being punched in the face and wrists being broken.
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OPINION

Opinion: Miles Williams – the ethical argument for legalising euthanasia

Cardiologist Miles Williams considers what is a good death and argues why he believes it is time for medicine and society to accept the option of assisted dying as part of an inevitable evolution in human rights.

Opinion: Arish Naresh – does your practice need all that throwaway plastic?

It’s Plastic Free July and Arish Naresh thinks it's a good time for dental (and medical) practices to question whether infection control really demands so much throw-away plastic.

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THE DEATH SERIES

Death: the symptoms of dying

How much do many of us actually know about the act of dying? In the first of Health Central’s special focus on death and dying – The Death Series – FIONA CASSIE talks to palliative care specialist Brian Ensor about the symptoms of dying.

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