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Silver Rainbow: the journey to acceptance in our resthomes

INsite talks to Claire Mooney about the third phase of a research project focused on understanding and addressing homophobic attitudes in New Zealand’s aged care facilities. Fifty years ago, when the current residents of New Zealand...

Dying unequally: striving for mental health patients to be equally well

Long-term mental health clients die prematurely at up to three times the rate of the rest of the New Zealand population. FIONA CASSIE finds out how nurses have been responding to long-standing calls to improve the physical health of people with long-term mental illness.

Close to home: better nurse-led diabetes care on your back doorstep

FIONA CASSIE looks at the Nursing Practice Partnership – a Diabetes Care Improvement Package underway in Wellington for nurses to share their diabetes expertise with practice nurses across the region.

Not just a smoker’s cough

Not ignoring “just a smoker’s cough” and other symptoms could see more of the 2000 Kiwis diagnosed with lung cancer each year living longer and better quality lives. FIONA CASSIE talks to lung cancer and respiratory nurse specialists about how nurses can play a part.

Are aged care facilities becoming de factor hospices?

New Zealanders are more likely to die in residential aged care than most countries around the world. Some say our rest homes and hospitals could be called “de facto hospices” but without the resourcing or recognition to offer palliative care at the same level. FIONA CASSIE finds out more.

A day in the life of a… mental health-credentialed primary health care nurse

6.15am: I leap out of bed and go for a walk ... NOT!  Reality is that I snooze for another 15 minutes then drag myself from my happy place to make a cuppa...  Read on and find out how the rest of the day pans out for primary health care nurse Robynann Dyson.

Spark of life approach: is it the way to go?

JUDE BARBACK takes a closer look at the Spark of Life approach and how it is transforming dementia care around the world, including here in New Zealand.

Up close and personal with… Colin Mathura-Jeffree

Colin Mathura-Jeffree tells INsite what inspired him to become Alzheimer’s New Zealand’s Champion for Dementia.

Loneliness: the last problem

Social isolation is a serious concern for older people. INsite looks at what is being done about it.

In sickness and in health

JUDE BARBACK considers the burdens placed on the older person caring for their spouse or partner and what support is out there for them.
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