Dr Jonathan Coates, a health law specialist at Claro, starts the first of a short series on health law essentials for health professionals. Opening with the importance of informed consent.
Using ‘smart sock’ wearable technology to better assess patients movement via video physiotherapist consultations has been successfully trialled in Australia.
Fast efficient teamwork is critical if an open heart surgery patient goes into cardiac arrest and a Waikato simulation training programme is dedicated to training teams to do just that.
Dr Keith Buswell – the self-effacing leader of an innovative Te Kuiti general practice offering both primary and hospital level services – has won this year’s major rural health award.
The launch of a new international volunteer fellowship programme could see New Zealand health professionals providing care for people in countries experiencing conflict and extreme hardship.
An innovative toolkit providing family-focused tips and resources for parents affected by mental health or addicction is now available online.
Surgeons at Waikato Hospital are the first in New Zealand to learn a less invasive lung surgery technique that is quicker, not as painful, and enables patients to recover faster.
Poor use of oxygen therapy for a patient with severe respiratory failure highlighted weaknesses in respiratory protocols, doctor communication and nursing care, a Health and Disability investigation has found.
Medical specialists on both side of the Tasman are increasingly being held account for indigenous peoples' health according to a paper released today into new training accreditation standards set by the Australian Medical Council.