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Leadership and management: from shamed to leading light – a management journey in aged...

Fiona Cassie reports on new aged-care manager Anna Blackwell’s journey to turn Ranfurly Manor from a “named and shamed” Fielding rest home into a sought-after facility.

Insomnia: is it worth losing sleep over?

Had a good night’s sleep recently? No? You are not alone – about one in four Kiwis have chronic insomnia at some point in their lives.

Advancing in interRAI

The Government’s decision to accelerate the time frame for the roll-out of interRAI to all residential aged care facilities has met with mixed reactions. JUDE BARBACK looks at why there is such a strong drive for the clinical assessment tool and what it is hoped to achieve.

Spotlight on… palliative care

INsite talks to Hospice New Zealand about the realities of palliative care.

At breaking point

With a fragmented and inconsistent approach to funding across the country, the home and community support services sector is struggling to meet growing demand for its services. JUDE BARBACK looks at some of the key concerns facing the sector.

Gen Y nurses: happy to be nurses… but for how long?

FIONA CASSIE talks to researcher Dr Isabel Jamieson about the workforce implications of her survey of more than 350 Generation Y nurses.

Best practice: infection control in the management of wounds

AMANDA PALMER discusses how to prevent and manage infection in wound care.

Spotlight on… technology

INsite looks at how technology is transforming the services offered by retirement village operators and aged care providers.

Putting falls prevention into practice

Falls prevention remains a key focus for researchers, but are changing funding policies impeding the right information reaching older people at risk of falling in their homes?

Staffing pressure and ethical clashes behind moral distress

Research indicating nearly half of nurses have considered quitting their job because of moral distress hit a chord recently. FIONA CASSIE talks to researcher Martin Wood about moral distress and why we can’t keep ignoring its toll.

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Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...

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