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Aged care: Where are we going?

The ageing population is a global crisis and has profound implications for the healthcare system. Over the past few weeks, I have been working with a team of Chinese nursing educators from Fujian Medical...

Improving larger patients’ healthcare experiences

Health researchers have more in common with wordsmiths and artists than you might think. The gaps within our health system can be brought to life and better understood with thoroughly researched semantics and articulated...

NZ’s aged care sector to gain from new cardiovascular research focus

Raising the standard of cardiovascular care in New Zealand’s aged care sector is the focus of a New Zealand first, joint initiative between Ryman Healthcare, The Heart Foundation of NZ and the Christchurch Heart...

‘Well, that was a weird moment’ and other signs of dementia family members should...

Julie Staple was a child when her dad, Mark Womack, began exhibiting odd behaviour. An award-winning violin, viola and cello maker, Womack was not following through for clients nor returning phone calls promptly. He...

Elderly Kiwis dying in cold homes

Cold homes in temperate countries such as New Zealand, Australia, Portugal and Italy are causing more deaths in winter than colder climates. A recent Australian study of presentations to emergency departments in Victoria for hypothermia...

What can New Zealand learn from Australia’s aged care inquiry?

The aged care inquiry has made a big impact on Australia and New Zealand will be keeping a close eye on its findings. Since its establishment the inquiry has conducted hearings, released reports and received...

Vaccinating vulnerable will save lives during flu season

Influenza is one of New Zealand’s most infectious diseases affecting about 20 per cent of the population each year. This year, however, due to a high demand in vaccination, some GPs and pharmacies around the...

Opinion: Nursing education – when theory doesn’t meet practice

Having worked for a number of years and completed all the available training as a caregiver in the broad intellectual disability field, I wanted to understand more anatomy and physiology, which I identified as...

Precautions in place after gastro outbreak at Auckland retirement village

An Auckland retirement village accused of enforcing a "lockdown" following an outbreak of gastro has denied the claims, saying it would "never lock anyone in". Evelyn Page Retirement Village in Orewa has been dealing with...

Opinion: Eleanor Bodger – Why the end of cheque services might be worth worrying...

Recently Kiwibank announced that their cheque service will cease on February 28, 2020. There has been little discussion about this and there’s likely to be a landslide effect. Where one bank goes; others will...

DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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