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Wellbeing Budget a chance to address ethnic pay inequities

Nurses are hoping to see longstanding ethnic pay inequities addressed in Thursday's Wellbeing Budget.

Patients at risk due to inadequate nurse numbers

New Zealanders are being put at risk by low staffing levels for nurses at DHBs around the country. By Ruby Harfield

Family consultation important in do not resuscitate orders

Family consultation is an important part of do not resuscitate orders despite not being a legal requirement. By Ruby Harfield.

A strong voice for Pasifika people in nursing

Despite a growing Pasifika population, Pasifika are underrepresented in New Zealand’s health system. Recipients of Ministry of Health Pasifika Scholarships hope to build the capability of Pasifika people to become health professionals.

Nursing students at heart of exhibition

Last month, Brave Hearts - The New Zealand Cardiac Story, was on display in Garden Place in Hamilton. Twenty-one Wintec nursing students were there too, running education sessions in the exhibition.

Nursing graduate bound for WHO Assembly

Otago Polytechnic Bachelor of Nursing graduate Hayley Lotter is one of only 30 nurses worldwide to be selected to attend the World Health Organisation’s Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.

Study shows benefits of spending time with patients outside the consultation room

A Dutch study based on a diabetes walking project could have positive implications in New Zealand. By Ruby Harfield.

Nursing not just a nice and caring girls’ career

EIT School of Nursing staff answer questions about what they love about the nursing profession.

Today is International Nurses’ Day – thank a nurse today

Today is International Nurses' Day - a day to pause and honour the contribution of all New Zealand nurses and nursing staff.

Immigration changes will help aged care nurse shortage – but won’t fix the problem

The aged care sector is applauding Aged Care Nurses being added to the Long-Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) but says pay parity and a commitment to developing our local workforce are still desperately needed.
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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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