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Antibiotics are harmless – a “common fallacy”

Healthcare professionals and the public alike are being urged to consider the use of antibiotics this winter. University of Auckland associate professor of infectious diseases Dr Mark Thomas said we all needed to be mindful...

Nurses’ role in informing layout

Canterbury District Health Board clearly values nurses’ input into the functional design of hospitals. “From the executive down, we recognise the value of designing space that’s fit for purpose and nurses are integral to that,”...

Coping with nurse fatigue

It’s a challenging situation, a catch-22 if you like: nursing is a 24/7 profession but sleep loss, spending extended time awake, working and sleeping at suboptimal times in the circadian body clock cycle, and...

Improving larger patients’ healthcare experiences

Health researchers have more in common with wordsmiths and artists than you might think. The gaps within our health system can be brought to life and better understood with thoroughly researched semantics and articulated...

Registered nurse prescribing in community health

Earlier this month Associate Health Minister Hon Jenny Salesa announced a managed roll out of limited nurse prescribing of contraceptives and some short-term antibiotics for common conditions. The Nursing Council, in partnership with Counties Manukau...

How nurses can lead environmental sustainability

With the health of our planet increasingly under the spotlight, the healthcare profession could help it heal. Rebekah Fraser examined the ways nurses can lead environmental sustainability. Earlier this year, more than 900 New Zealand...

Opinion: Nursing education – when theory doesn’t meet practice

Having worked for a number of years and completed all the available training as a caregiver in the broad intellectual disability field, I wanted to understand more anatomy and physiology, which I identified as...

10 million dollar funding for nursing grad’s teen mum programme

Nicky Skerman grew up in Palmerston North and worked as a Plunket nurse until she had her four children. After years of being a full-time-mother, she decided to upskill. Nicky completed two post graduate...

NZNO wins international membership award

The Award recognises NZNO’s membership inclusiveness and diversity, with the Gold level reserved for a national nursing association that (at 31 March) had at least 75 per cent of its country’s nurses as members....

New degree puts nursing in reach for more people

The two-year pre-registration programme allows degree-qualified students a direct and much faster route to a nursing career. Postgraduate Team Manager for Wintec’s Centre for Health and Social Practice, Helen Nielsen says the new qualification is...

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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