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Number of New Zealand children hospitalised with malnutrition doubles as food costs bite

Research on the growing impact of malnutrition on Kiwi kids' health is investigated by New Zealand Herald's Kirsty Johnston.

‘One tough cookie’: defence nursing from Somalia to Afghanistan

Not many nurses have wielded an assault rifle to defend their patient in the Somalian desert. The Bay of Plenty Times profiles retired army nurse Judith Telford.

Postgraduate study: what’s it worth?

Postgraduate study is a big investment of your time. It can bring personal rewards and rewards for your patients, workplace and career. But does it also bring financial rewards?

‘Appeared to sleep well’: How much sleep has your patient had and why does...

Good-quality sleep aids healing and recuperation; however, it is well known that institutional environments often do not support adequate sleep and as a result patients experience poorer health outcomes. Nurses are in a unique position to promote multi-pronged approaches, based on research, to enhance the environment so that patients can gain the most benefit from sleep.

Direction and delegation: when it goes wrong

Bad direction and delegation can impact on both patient safety and nursing careers. As part of Nursing Review’s focus on the topic, Margaret Hughes shares how to develop the skills involved and cites an example of when the delegation of a nursing activity went wrong.

Relieving eczema flare-ups: are antibiotics the answer?

What is the best treatment for a distressed child presenting with crusty, weeping eczema?

Early pain but quicker gain: mobilising hip and knee patients

How soon should hip and knee replacement patients be up and mobile? Diane Alder reports on the research literature and her own master's research findings after mobilisation on the day of surgery was introduced at her hospital.

Postgraduate funding shake-up: what is a fair slice of the cake?

A major shake-up of postgraduate funding is on its way and nurses are keen to ensure they don’t get a penny less than they should. They’re also arguing that, as the largest health profession, they should, in fact, get a few pennies more. Nursing Review reports.

Webscope: Keeping abreast internationally

Keeping abreast of nursing issues and evidence-based practice around the world is the focus of this edition’s website recommendations from Kathy Holloway.

Research indicates night shifts may encourage obesity

Just published mice research gives greater insight into how working nights disrupts your metabolism by impacting on a key fat-burning protein.
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