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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.

Bringing the joy back into work

Joy, not burnout, should rule the day, argues the Massachusetts-based Institute for Healthcare Improvement. In a recent White Paper, it puts a case for health leaders addressing the barriers to joy in work.

Call for action on bullying after survey finds bullying rife amongst senior doctors

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.

New Zealand hospital staff abused daily: ‘It’s time to talk’

Hospital staff nationwide are being abused daily with reports of death threats, nurses being punched in the face and wrists being broken.

New research into how shift work is bad for your health

Nanogirl, the science educator Michelle Dickinson, looks at recent research on how shift work affects the gut and health of shift workers.

Beyond the free fruit and yoga: what does wellbeing in the workplace really look...

The modern workplace is brimming with wellbeing initiatives, but unless these are underpinned by a culture that truly values and looks after its employees, these initiatives won’t benefit businesses in the way they hoped. By Jude Barback.

Faye Flam: Healthy living can’t prevent cancer

Comment: Recent news that random bad luck plays a big role in cancer has been misinterpreted as bad news, when it's actually very useful in helping humanity understand what cancer is and what can be...

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...

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Opinion: Dr Tracy 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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