Health law: Informed consent – something every single health professional needs to know

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.

Opportunity of a lifetime awaits health professionals

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.

Medical training becoming more culturally responsive on both sides of Tasman

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.

Listen more and talk less to patients with diabetes, study finds

Nurses and GPs could improve their delivery of care to newly-diagnosed diabetes patients by listening more, repeating less and co-ordinating better, a New Zealand research study has found.

InterRAI pilot makes it easier for RNs to become assessors

A new partnership with Whitireia allows nurses to complete their interRAI assessor training as they do their Competency Assessment Programmes (CAPs).

New stroke management guidelines now available for Kiwi clinicians

Updated clinical guidelines for stroke management – from pre-hospital to community care – are now available to download, says the National Stroke Network.

Briefings: Amputees on ACC get more than four times DHB patients for artificial limbs

Hundreds of documents briefing new Government ministers on key policies have been released. Herald journalists have been analysing the Briefings to Incoming Ministers (Bims). Here Amy Wiggins of the New Zealand Herald looks at Social Development and Disability Issues.

Climate change impacts on health services on agenda of NZ health forum today

Health professionals from around the country are meeting today in Wellington, to talk about how the NZ health sector can respond to the challenges of climate change for health and healthcare services.

Ministry of Health Pacific Health Scholarships now open

The Pacific Health Scholarships contribute to improving access to health services for Pacific peoples by assisting the development of the Pacific health and disability workforce. See the guidelines & apply here.

Medications: take time to talk to patients to prevent the ‘triple whammy’

Taking time to talk and listen to patients to help prevent medication harm – such as the medicine ‘triple whammy’ putting thousands of Kiwis at risk of kidney damage – is the focus of Patient Safety Week.
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Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Sugar questions answered

With November being Diabetes Awareness Month, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says it’s perfect timing to answer two commonly asked questions about sugar.

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