Wednesday, November 13, 2019
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Masters research to benefit mental health and addictions clients

Seven MHAIDS staff with nursing and social work backgrounds have achieved Master’s qualifications in their fields, contributing to new approaches and perspectives that can be used when treating and supporting clients. The range of research...

What Mental Health Nurses make of the Mental Health Inquiry findings

By now, we are sure that you are all aware that wellbeing and mental health are high on the agenda of many people in New Zealand following the government’s announcement about their response to...

Nursing reconsidered: shaking the stereotypes

In Barbara Gilchrist’s 2017 thesis for her Master of Nursing, which explored the effect of the portrayal of nurses on television on the decision to become a nurse in New Zealand, she identified four...

Antibiotics are harmless – a “common fallacy”

Healthcare professionals and the public alike are being urged to consider the use of antibiotics this winter. University of Auckland associate professor of infectious diseases Dr Mark Thomas said we all needed to be mindful...

Nurses’ role in informing layout

Canterbury District Health Board clearly values nurses’ input into the functional design of hospitals. “From the executive down, we recognise the value of designing space that’s fit for purpose and nurses are integral to that,”...

Coping with nurse fatigue

It’s a challenging situation, a catch-22 if you like: nursing is a 24/7 profession but sleep loss, spending extended time awake, working and sleeping at suboptimal times in the circadian body clock cycle, and...

Improving larger patients’ healthcare experiences

Health researchers have more in common with wordsmiths and artists than you might think. The gaps within our health system can be brought to life and better understood with thoroughly researched semantics and articulated...

Registered nurse prescribing in community health

Earlier this month Associate Health Minister Hon Jenny Salesa announced a managed roll out of limited nurse prescribing of contraceptives and some short-term antibiotics for common conditions. The Nursing Council, in partnership with Counties Manukau...

How nurses can lead environmental sustainability

With the health of our planet increasingly under the spotlight, the healthcare profession could help it heal. Rebekah Fraser examined the ways nurses can lead environmental sustainability. Earlier this year, more than 900 New Zealand...

Opinion: Nursing education – when theory doesn’t meet practice

Having worked for a number of years and completed all the available training as a caregiver in the broad intellectual disability field, I wanted to understand more anatomy and physiology, which I identified as...

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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“There for me every step of the way”

“Lucky” is not an adjective many people would choose after going through what Barbara Bew experienced.  Yet despite enduring a terrifying domestic assault after...
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