Laughter Yoga sounds like a good, well, laugh. But new scientific research has confirmed its ability to boost older people's moods and lower blood pressure.
Nursing Review reports on an award-winning case study presentation from last year’s Nurse Informatics conference on George, a participant in a Selwyn Foundation telehealth pilot for the elderly with long-term conditions.
As our population ages, the number of people with dementia is increasing, and with people staying longer in the workforce, the impact of dementia is being felt in the workplace. Alzheimers New Zealand chief executive CATHERINE HALL explains how employers can provide practical support for those who are affected.
Nearly 70 primary health and family planning nurses from Invercargill to Whangarei are trialling a third level of nurse prescribing. The new limited level of prescribing rights – to be known as registered nurse prescribing in community health – is aimed at nurses currently using standing orders and is a step below the registered nurse prescribing in primary health and specialty teamswhich got underway in September last year.