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Fun in the ward: stories of the good old, bad old days

Nurse researcher JOCE STEWART believes some fun and camaraderie in the ward can only be healthy for both nurses and patients. Nursing Review shares tales of laughter, mischief and collegiality amongst nurses in the 1970s and 1980s from Stewart’s thesis oral history research.

Skin care for the busy health professional

Looking after our skin often comes a distant second to extramural study, full-time work and looking after family in the busy world of today’s nurses. Cosmetic nurse LARA MOLLOY shares some practical and quick skin care tips for nurses on the go.

Insomnia: is it worth losing sleep over?

Had a good night’s sleep recently? No? You are not alone – about one in four Kiwis have chronic insomnia at some point in their lives.

There’s more to life than work: nurses on wheels

Nursing Review reports on three nurses – one a racing car driver and two motorcyclists – and why they believe their passion for wheels is good for their wellbeing.

Sexuality: keeping it ‘normal’

Sexuality is central to being human but is not always a topic we are ready to discuss indepth over a cup of coffee or raise with our patients. Nursing Review asked Mary Hodson, a therapist specialising in emotional and sexual intimacy, to share some thoughts on maintaining your sexual wellbeing.

Food for thought: can nutrients nurture better mental health?

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.

Stress-proofing yourself

Annette Milligan, a nurse entrepreneur who has run stress management courses and seminars for 24 years, shares some of her top stress-proofing tips.

Professional indemnity insurance for nurses – are you covered?

By Taima Campbell, co-chair (Maori Caucus) of College of Nurses Aotearoa and former Auckland DHB director of nursing

Local doctor to make history with Hippocratic Oath

A Queenstown doctor looks set to make history by successfully petitioning for a change to the ancient Hippocratic Oath.

Kiwi aims to improve the well-being of stressed 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.

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