Self care

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.

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.

Call for action on bullying after survey finds bullying rife amongst...

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.

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.

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.
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