Can drug overcome opioids’ distressing bowel side-effects?

Opioids can cause distressing constipation in palliative patients that laxatives can’t resolve. This critically-appraised topic (CAT) looks at the effectiveness of a new drug treatment.

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.

Spotlight shines on nursing ethics experts

University of Otago's Jing–Bao Nie joined internationally renowned experts in the field of nursing ethics to speak at the 20th International Nursing Ethics Conference and the 5th International Care Ethics Conference. Nie spoke on the topic of...

Nurses and midwives invited to return to practice in supportive new initiative

Nurses and midwives who have left the workforce are being invited to return through a supportive Return to Practice Programme at MidCentral District Health Board. A drop-in session to discuss the new Return to Practice...

High hopes placed on new Minister of Health

New Health Minister David Clark is “inheriting a terrible mess” but the sector has “high hopes” he can tackle the challenges facing health, say health leaders.

NZMAT: Short, sharp but satisfying volunteering

Lucas Fraser says volunteering for New Zealand’s Medical Assistance Team gives you the chance to help out when disaster strikes with minimal disruption to your ‘day job’.

Caps, capes and umbrellas: nurses march nationwide for safer staffing

Thousands of nurses and their supporters – braving rain in much of the North Island – joined marches in Whangarei to Dunedin today to mark International Nurses Day by calling for safe staffing. Nursing Review joined the Christchurch march.

Tips on being a nursing student and a parent

A third of Kiwi nursing students are juggling raising or supporting families with their nursing studies. Baz MacDonald talks to two of them about the obstacles and challenges they face.

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.

Nursing central to Mental Health package

Nurses will play an important role in the $1.9 billion Mental Health package announced in yesterday’s budget.


Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

Opinion: Hope is the key


How intergenerational shifts are impacting healthcare organisations

Sponsored article As younger and more digitally adept physicians and healthcare professionals continue to enter the workforce, older norms are being challenged and digital-driven processes...