Changes to Enduring Powers of Attorney forms

Changes to Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) forms come into effect today, making them easier to understand and use.

High level of interest in Healthy Ageing Strategy

Around 2000 people took part in discussions around the Healthy Ageing Strategy and a summary of more than 200 submissions has been released on the Ministry of Health's website.

Stroke survivor and carer shares experience with stroke study day attendees

Almost 250 stroke service providers, stroke teams, general practitioners and practice nurses from across the South Island learnt about a wide range of stroke-specific topics at the annual South Island Stroke Study Day. The event focused on enhancing the daily practice of stroke delivery and quality care and included the management of post-stroke depression, and the transition from hospital to home.

‘Awesome’ being country’s first RN prescriber

Her first script was for paracetamol but writing it herself was "still an awesome feeling", says the country's first registered nurse prescriber.

Shift working nurses: how fatigued are you?

A national online survey into nurse fatigue is launching this week and shift working nurses are being urged to share their work and sleep patterns.

RN prescribing a legal reality

The first registered nurse prescriber could be signing their first script on 20 September when long-awaited RN prescribing regulations come into force.

What is ‘nurse’ in Māori?

To mark Māori Language Week Nursing Review looks at the several Māori words for 'nurse' and which word has been chosen by NZNO for its new Māori name.

Home care services under threat

Home and community support services are under threat because the current funding model for the sector is unsustainable.

Healthbots set up home at Selwyn

Following a trial at Selwyn Heights retirement village in 2013, the Selwyn Foundation has now introduced four robotic seals – or healthbots - to promote interaction and provide comfort for residents in Selwyn rest homes.

INsite exclusive: caregivers could be earning $23.50 an hour

Rest home caregivers and community support workers could be in for a substantial wage increase as a source close to the ongoing equal pay negotiations between government, unions and the aged care and community support sectors reveals the parties are nearing settlement.
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