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.
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.
A new initiative that encourages patients’ whānau and friends to assist in their hospital care is thriving at MidCentral DHB, with seven wards running the programme. Mahi Tahi - Better Together was introduced at Palmerston...
"Red flag" meningitis symptoms reported by a 20-year-old student should have lead to better questioning by telephone triage nurses, says a Health and Disability Commissioner's report.
'May contain traces of nuts.' You see these words regularly on food packaging, and something similar could soon be on your medicine. Medsafe has opened a public consultation on plans to introduce new labelling requirements for...
Agreeable extroverts are more likely to be highly satisfied with their health care, according to a study published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal. But the study also found that non- Pākehā New Zealanders lower satisfaction rates with healthcare was due to other factors than psychological or demographic characteristics.
When people are suffering from a mental illness, eating healthily often falls by the wayside. But what if nutritional deficiencies are a contributing cause in the first place? Nursing Review talks to psychology professor Julia Rucklidge about the links between nutrition and mental illness.
What do today’s modern libraries offer nurses who walk through their doors or, more frequently, login online? FIONA CASSIE talks to district health board librarians VIV KERR and PETER MURGATROYD.
Let’s get real, is produced and delivered by Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui (Te Pou), a national workforce centre for mental health, addiction and disability. Let’s get real provides a framework of knowledge, skills, values...
NURSING REVIEW talked to nurse researchers and an infection control nurse specialist who share stories of fighting infection before antibiotics, the 'H-bug' epidemic of the 50s and today.