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.
A Tongan migrant who can empathise with homelessness and a US migrant who wants to create healthier and happier towns and cities are the country’s two new associate health ministers.
An Auckland University programme could be the answer to our rural doctor shortage.
"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.
ED nurses transferring a 73-year-old patient to the wrong level ward under pressure to meet the six-hour ED target, is one of the care failures leading to a critical Health and Disability Commissioner's report.
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.
Nurses will play an 'enormously important' role in helping meet the ageing baby boomers' spiritual needs, says a researcher in ageing and spirituality.
Not all people are ‘typical’ males or females. Nurse educator CRAIG WATERWORTH is keen to raise awareness amongst nurses about intersex people so they can be better supported.