John Fitzgerald, the President-Elect of the New Zealand Psychological Society, says psychologists want the inquiry to help build a service focused not on ‘fighting fires’ and ‘quick fixes’ but building community resilience as well as a skilled and motivated mental health workforce.
The release of a report compiled by the social innovation project ‘Generations’, aims to find solutions to an issue that looms large for an ever-expanding demographic – the social isolation and feeling of invisibility experienced by so many older New Zealanders.
Children growing up in disadvantaged homes are more likely to need anti-psychotic medication, new research has found.
Auckland residents at risk of suffering irreversible blindness will have the chance to be assessed by doctors at a series of upcoming "mega" clinics.
Kiwis escaping the winter to catch the rays in Fiji are being warned to be vigilant as the Pacific nation grapples with an outbreak of meningococcal disease.
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.
The motivation of a think tank’s report promoting alternative tobacco products to reduce smoking harm while ‘dismissing’ public health steps is being questioned by tobacco-free researchers.
A best practice telehealth guide for Allied Health clinicians on how and when to deliver care via ‘virtual consultations’ was launched this week at the sector’s annual conference.
Parenting tips for nurturing the future mental health of their children are being offered in free public seminars as part of the New Zealand Psychological Society’s 50th jubilee celebrations.
Medsafe has issued a warning to health professionals to be aware that natural health products containing turmeric/curcumin may interact with warfarin – putting patients at risk of serious bleeding.