A day in the life of a Kiwi GP: Refugee medicine

A GP shares a day working with newly arrived refugees with ongoing health issues including diabetes to trauma-caused nightmares. The GP is one of the many who contributed their stories for a recent Royal New Zealand College of GPs’ project.

Alarming levels of ED violence now normalised and shrugged off, finds NZ study

Emergency Department (ED) workers are exposed to such frequent and high levels of violence, that being on the receiving end of death threats, offensive sexual abuse and hitting, go unreported and are simply accepted as part of the job, a new study has found. By Rachel Helyer Donaldson.

A day in the life of a Kiwi GP: A locum who loves her...

A Kiwi GP locum shares a day on the run including a sad loss, concussion confusion and license renewal stress. She is one of the many GPs who contributed their tale for a recent Royal New Zealand College of GPs’ project celebrating general practice.

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Midwife: ‘That was the final straw, I can’t do it anymore’

Midwives across the country say they are "devastated" with yesterday's Budget announcement and are calling it quits.

New Zealand on the lookout for nurses

New Zealand needs nurses and midwives to fill shortages and meet the needs of a growing, older population. OET can help international nurses and midwives meet the needs of the healthcare industry.

International Nurses Day: nurses saying ‘enough is enough’

Nursing leaders are wary of how to celebrate International Nurses Day this year after nurses’ pent-up frustration at safe staffing and pay issues simmer to the surface and nurses ready themselves for nationwide marches this Saturday, reports Nursing Review.

Predicted major upswing in health and disability support jobs by 2020

The growing ageing population and increases in chronic lifestyle disease are fuelling demand for workers in the health and disability sectors.

Overseas doctors frustrated they can’t relieve GP shortage

Less than one in five overseas doctors who passed the New Zealand registration exam in the past year have found an intern’s job – the last hurdle to being able to practice in New Zealand.

Midwives & supporters take to streets tomorrow

Midwives and their supporters are marching on parliament and rallying in 10 other centres tomorrow to push home their call for more money for midwives in this year’s Budget.
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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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