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Workplace collective initiative helps “share the load”

A new joint workplace collective initiative allows facilities to run joint training sessions so they can tap into each other's skills, experience and knowledge in order to collectively lift the bar for providing quality aged care.

A Mild Touch of the Cancer

David’s book, A Mild Touch of the Cancer is due for release on 12 August. It is a frank, open account of his struggle, from diagnosis through to the end of his therapy in the US....

Don’t read what you don’t need

Patient privacy breaches have been hitting the headlines. The infamous ‘eel’ x-ray in Auckland led to staff dismissals, and spying on cricket star Jesse Ryder’s clinical notes resulted in four clinicians facing disciplinary action. Nurse-turned-lawyer ROBIN KAY looks at the legal and ethical issues for nurses around accessing patient records – particularly now that unauthorised reading of a file leaves an ‘electronic fingerprint’.

The sore throat that can break hearts

Just a sore throat … too many families now know some sore throats last a lifetime. FIONA CASSIE talks with some of the passionate pioneers of school throat-swabbing campaigns as the national Rheumatic Fever Prevention programme rolls out.

Social media companies like Facebook amplify vaccination fears, scientists say

Online tech companies such as Facebook and Google need to do more to prevent the spread of misinformation around vaccines, a group of scientists say. A report, called The Salzburg Statement on Vaccination Acceptance, said...

Antibiotic resistance: stories of before and after antibiotics

NURSING REVIEW talked to nurse researchers and an infection control nurse specialist who share stories of fighting infection before antibiotics, the 'H-bug' epidemic of the 50s and today.

Health Navigator App of the month: FoodSwitch

FoodSwitch - Health Navigator review of a NZ-developed nutrition app that helps people find out more about the food products available on their local supermarket shelf. 

Does minding the moment matter?

Is mindfulness clinically effective? Check out this edition’s Critically Appraised Topic (CAT)

Age no barrier for diversional therapy apprentice

A childhood love for helping people has seen Madeleine Duley blossom in her role as Activities Assistant for Blenheim’s Redwood rest home.

Health law: Informed consent – something every single health professional needs to know

Dr Jonathan Coates, a health law specialist at Claro, starts the first of a short series on health law essentials for health professionals. Opening with the importance of informed consent.

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Opinion: Dr Tracey 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

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