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Personality and ethnic link to healthcare satisfaction finds NZ study

Agreeable extroverts are more likely to be highly satisfied with their health care, according to a study published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal. But the study also found that non- Pākehā New Zealanders lower satisfaction rates with healthcare was due to other factors than psychological or demographic characteristics.

How to prevent the spread of colds and flu

As the weather cools down, winter illnesses tend to ramp up. Rebekah Fraser spoke to an infection control nursing expert about how the spread of colds and flu can be prevented. Simple hygiene practices could...

Are you a nurse scholar?

Do nurses consider themselves to be scholars? How do you as a nurse apply scholarship to your professional practice? How do you apply ways of knowing to your critical thinking and search for best outcomes for your patients? In this professional development learning activity, we will explore scholarly practice and knowledge development.

Breakthrough in how in cancer spreads

A researcher for Otago University is hoping to find a way to stop cancer spreading.

Investing in cleaning staff worth it

Providers are increasingly recognising the importance of a trained cleaning staff.

Virtual clinics make their mark

Three nurses from diverse specialties share case studies of using telehealth technology to make life simpler for their patients.

Apprenticeship now recognised by Society of Diversional Therapists

The apprenticeship in Community Facilitation now meets the qualification and competency requirements for registration with the New Zealand Society of Diversional Therapists.

Legalisation of cannabis key concern for Kiwi businesses

The latest EMA Employers’ Survey puts the legalisation of cannabis at the top of the list of concerns for SMEs, with 73 per cent worried it will have a negative impact on their business. Not...

Case study: touchscreen telehealth for the elderly

Nursing Review reports on an award-winning case study presentation from last year’s Nurse Informatics conference on George, a participant in a Selwyn Foundation telehealth pilot for the elderly with long-term conditions.

New tools pick up health problems in elderly patients early

Healthcare assistants and nurses working in aged care have new tools for assessing the health of elderly patients thanks to an ‘early alert’ project by the Western Bay of Plenty Primary Health Organisation. One of...
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