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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.

More than 180 Kiwis being hospitalised with the flu a week

Why is the flu hitting harder this year? The New Zealand Herald's Ophelia Buckleton talks to Auckland DHB's nurse leader Margaret Dotchin and ESR public health physician Jill Sherwood about the tough flu season.

Primary health nurse leader is new chair of Nurse Executives

Nursing Review talks to Karyn Sangster, believed to be the first primary health leader to chair Nurse Executives New Zealand, about the need to keep improving workforce modelling, the nursing role in integrating services and wanting NENZ to be a strong voice across all health sectors.

The art of extreme nursing

In early March Andrew Cameron was close-by to an attack in Kabul that left many dead. But Nursing Review reports the modest Kiwi Red Cross veteran and 'outback' nurse specialist is probably more perturbed by the launch next week of a book telling his life story…

What is expected of a Kiwi nurse graduate?

Nursing schools around the country are seeking a consensus on what new graduate nurses should be able to do and know at the end of their degree. The initiative could the first step in looking at a national curriculum for the nursing degree.

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