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.
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.
Targeting inappropriate antibiotic prescribing and improving infection control are amongst the 18 action areas in the country's just launched Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan. The action plan, published online at the weekend, is New Zealand's contribution...
Palliative Care Nurses New Zealand and Hospice NZ have welcomed the country's biggest ever inquiry into assisted dying not recommending legalising euthanasia.
The New Zealand Herald reports official information statistics showing hospital staff around the country have reported more than 12,500 attacks by patients and visitors since 2012.
A controversial proposal to shift Marlborough's district nurses out of the hospital and into the town centre has been endorsed by an independent review. The review also found that district nurses across the Top of the South were showing signs of "being overworked and understaffed" with stress levels high and morale low.
A long awaited knowledge and skills framework has been launched recognising the public health nurse's broad and varied role from treating a child's sore throat to responding to public health emergencies.
Nurses will play an 'enormously important' role in helping meet the ageing baby boomers' spiritual needs, says a researcher in ageing and spirituality.