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Alternative career paths: the business and management pathway

In recent years there has been an increase in professional development opportunities for healthcare assistants. But what about those who want to pursue a more administrative career path? INsite looks at the exciting new business and management qualifications that are specifically relevant to the health and aged care setting.

Careerforce launches Qualifications Pathway Review

Careerforce says the Qualifications Pathway Review (QPR) presents a great opportunity to ensure qualifications remain fit for purpose and lead to meaningful career pathways.

Moved to tears: celebrating the first health and wellbeing apprenticeships

Editor JUDE BARBACK attends the inaugural Careerforce Workforce Development Conference Graduation and Awards Ceremony in Wellington.

Free online dementia education a hit with Kiwi health professionals

An online dementia education module has received positive feedback from health care professionals across the country since it was launched last year. Over 300 general practitioners, nurses and other health professionals completed the course...

Training village managers

The Retirement Villages Association (RVA) recently conducted a major formal review of training for retirement village staff. JUDE BARBACK considers what the findings mean for retirement village managers.

NZTC now offering healthcare quals

Two new qualifications will help provide solid pathways into jobs in the aged care, community support, disability and other healthcare sectors as well as professional development opportunities for healthcare assistants.

Guiding principles for managing pressure injuries

The Herald's recent investigation into rest home care highlighted many cases involving pressure injuries. INsite invited the New Zealand Wound Care Society to share the best-practice principles for caregivers and clinical managers when it comes to managing pressure injuries.

Allied health potential ‘unlocked’ in South Island initiative

Unlocking the potential of the allied health workforce and improving patient care delivery will be helped by the accreditation of New Zealand’s first Calderdale Framework practitioners, believes the South Island Alliance.

Sense of humour the greatest skill for a career in Diversional Therapy

There’s not many jobs where you can turn up to work dressed as an Irish bar wench without anyone batting an eyelid. But for Pauline Plewinski, her clients are more likely to hit her up for a pint.

Age no barrier for diversional therapy apprentice

A childhood love for helping people has seen Madeleine Duley blossom in her role as Activities Assistant for Blenheim’s Redwood rest home.

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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