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Māori men’s health statistics highlighted in new online tool

A new online tool aims to help turnaround the health of Māori men, who have the country's lowest life expectancy, by highlighting to policymakers statistics in key focus areas from smoking to unemployment.

Schools and primary health a major focus of MH social investment proposals

The social investment mental health funding announced in the Budget is to be split between 17 initiatives and pilots.

Opinion: ‘Intentional rounding’ – the best intentions or is nursing being dumbed-down?

Australian nursing professor Philip Darbyshire hears that New Zealand is 'dabbling' with the 'horror' of 'Intentional Rounding'. Check out from his blog from across the Tasman on the topic.

How good are nursing students at self-care?

Preliminary findings of the National Nursing Student Survey show that managing fatigue, responding to emotional stress and finances are all issues students want more support with.

Obese children more likely to have issues with their emotional health

A just published Taranaki study indicates obese children and teenagers are significantly more likely to have issues with their emotional health and wellbeing, reports the New Zealand Herald.

Two nurses receive top national honours for tertiary teaching

Storytelling is a common theme for two Otago Polytechnic nursing lecturers honoured at last night's Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards ceremony.

DHB agrees survey findings that nurses feel pressured and drained are “unacceptable”

Nurses are feeling unsafe and supported at Capital & Coast District Health Board according to the DHB's own staff engagement survey, reports nurses' union NZNO.

Opinion: GP says more NPs not answer – at least not yet

Nursing Review shares GP Philip Harrison's online comment in response to Jenny Carryer's call to train more NPs not GPs to meet rural health needs. Harrison once worked with a "really great primary care NP" and values good nursing but thinks Carryer's proposal has "its head in the clouds".

Opinion: ‘One-size-fits-all’ curriculum not the answer

Wendy Scott, Academic Leader of ‪Whitireia Community Polytechnic's BN Pacific degree, says any talk of going back to a national curriculum risks losing the flexibility to respond to the health workforce needs of Pacific and Māori.

Southern DHB nursing leader resigns after major restructuring

Longstanding executive director of nursing Leanne Samuel has resigned from Southern District Health Board and leaves on Friday. Her resignation follows a major restructuring of nursing leadership positions at the financially troubled DHB.

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