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Dementia care: more than treading water

CAROLINE BARTLE says dementia care training should enable people to provide care that is progressive and not just about maintenance.

Let’s snoop around… Althorp Private Hospital

JUDE BARBACK gets a chance to snoop around a residential aged care facility in Tauranga.

MDTs crossing boundaries in aged care

JUDE BARBACK looks at ongoing research into the effectiveness of a multi-disciplinary team approach in aged residential and home-based care.

Professional indemnity insurance for nurses – are you covered?

By Taima Campbell, co-chair (Maori Caucus) of College of Nurses Aotearoa and former Auckland DHB director of nursing

Spotlight on… drama therapy

Drama therapy is increasingly used to help people suffering from dementia. However, far from a fad, drama therapy has been around for a while.

How busy is your ward?

SAFE STAFFING/ HEALTHY WORKPLACE: We report on a new electronic ‘tick-box’ tool that instantly signals hospital wide if your busy ward needs nursing help.

Rapid rounds and nurse facilitated discharge innovations free up patient bed days

‘Bed block’ in the general medicine department was identified as a one of the reasons why patients in the emergency department had a long wait to be admitted to a general medicine ward. The average waiting time for admission was over 10 hours, and once admitted, patients’ length of stay could often be longer than necessary.

So you are a nurse specialist – what does that mean again?

Kathy Holloway’s timely PhD research has helped shape New Zealand’s first national process for endorsing specialty standards. Fiona Cassie reports.

Driving change in dementia care

CareerForce and Alzheimers New Zealand are working together to provide a more consistent and recognised training programme for dementia care.

The wounds that time won’t heal

FIONA CASSIE talks to New Zealand Wound Care Society president Wayne Naylor about his wound care career, fungating wounds, and a palliative approach to wound care.

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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