Hospital staff nationwide are being abused daily with reports of death threats, nurses being punched in the face and wrists being broken.
A major survey published today of senior specialist working in public hospitals found more than a third had been bullied at work, and two-thirds had witnessed others being bullied – mostly by fellow doctors.
The Kiwi doctor who recently led the charge to make an amendment to the modern day Hippocratic Oath says doctor burnout is at "epidemic" levels but small changes can make all the difference.
A Queenstown doctor looks set to make history by successfully petitioning for a change to the ancient Hippocratic Oath.
Waikato Hospital is so understaffed it only has one junior doctor covering an entire medical unit of 290 beds across 12 wards at night.
When people are suffering from a mental illness, eating healthily often falls by the wayside. But what if nutritional deficiencies are a contributing cause in the first place? Nursing Review talks to psychology professor Julia Rucklidge about the links between nutrition and mental illness.
Anxiety and depression are expected to be the leading causes of missed work days worldwide in the next five years. International research indicates that nurses already have higher levels of depression and anxiety than the general population. Nursing Review explores the issue.
Bullying is prevalent in New Zealand workplaces and the ‘caring profession’ is far from an exception. Nursing Review reports on some challenging research on nurse bullying, some nurse leader thoughts on bullying and a nurse manager’s project to encourage nurses to be kinder to each other.
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