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Young female medical specialists feel pressure to be tough, finds study

Women specialists in their 30s are still being judged against outdated notions of dedication and toughness that is putting them at risk of burnout, according to Kiwi research.

Euthanasia and assisted dying: Understanding why people think the way they do

Sara Carbery talks to the lead researcher of a compelling study that sets out to understand why people hold their particular views on euthanasia and assisted dying.

Clinical IT leaders create national network

A group of Kiwi clinicians with a passion for technology driving changes in health care have created a Clinical Informatics Leadership Network for New Zealand. The group wants to increase the number of nurse members to ensure it is an inclusive multi-disciplinary network.

Excellent learning opportunities await GPs at Nurse Practitioner conference

Health professionals are welcoming the news that the Nurse Practitioners New Zealand biannual conference will be CME accredited, as GPs can now share in the excellent learning opportunities on offer.

3D technology finds tiny medical clues in children’s faces

Researchers are leading an innovative project that uses spatial technologies such as 3D mapping to analyse subtle facial features in children in order to help identify underlying medical conditions such as rare diseases.

Acute hospital admissions grow despite increased use of GP services

Reducing pressure on hospitals requires strong integration between hospitals, GPs, and social services and a cross-party political commitment to a long-term strategy.

New national maternity early warning system aims to reduce maternal morbidity

A new system is being rolled out to help clinicians quickly respond to deteriorating health in pregnant women in hospital.

Optometrists want end to cataract ‘postcode care’: ‘It’s affecting people’s quality of life’

Optometrists are calling for an end to unequal access to cataract surgery - saying too many Kiwis are being left to suffer.

Toothache for northern kids

A new study has found that about two thirds of pre-school aged children have tooth decay in northern New Zealand, and experts warn this is not surprising.

Midwifery Workforce Accord Welcomed

A new Midwifery Workforce Accord signed today signals safe and sustainable staffing levels, although workforce issues "won't be solved overnight".

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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