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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.

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.

NZ’s plan to beat antimicrobial resistance launched

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 back inquiry not calling for legalised assisted dying

Palliative Care Nurses New Zealand and Hospice NZ have welcomed the country's biggest ever inquiry into assisted dying not recommending legalising euthanasia.

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…

More than 12,500 reports of attacks on hospital staff

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.

Top of South district nursing review finds high stress and low morale

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.

The broad role of public health nursing recognised in newly launched framework

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.

Gentle champion of improving MH care wins award

A new mental health nurse's gentle championing of projects aimed at relieving patient boredom, reducing seclusion and improving handover has won her an emerging leadership award.

‘Spiritual, caring conversations’ with people ‘enormously important’, says researcher

Nurses will play an 'enormously important' role in helping meet the  ageing baby boomers' spiritual needs, says a researcher in ageing and spirituality.

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