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Kids’ wellbeing toolkit given thumbs-up

Kids’ wellbeing toolkit given thumbs-up A free wellbeing kit that school-based mental health nurses helped develop for kids in post-quake Canterbury has been expanded after a positive evaluation. Activities such as teaching children tummy breathing to...

Children’s seasonal coughs and wheezes

It’s the time of year when many children seen by nurses will be coughing, spluttering and wheezing. Coughs are common for children, particularly preschoolers, and the vast majority are caused by colds and other viral...

More nurse bargaining talks underway

An offer is expected shortly for PSA mental health nurses – while pay parity with the DHB sector will be high on the agenda of primary health nurse pay talks starting mid-September.

Address stretched resources before nurse staffing standards, says Aged Care Association

The New Zealand Aged Care Association says the Government needs to address the underlying challenges facing the sector before it considering reviewing nursing staffing levels.

Time for compulsory set nursing levels for aged care, says NZNO

Out-dated and voluntary minimum staffing standards for aged care need to be reviewed by Government and made compulsory, says the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.

‘Nurse’ – a poem for National Poetry Day

Assesses, Sorts messes, Redresses... To mark National Poetry Day we share a poem from last year's compilation poetry book 'Listening with my heart: Poems by Aotearoa New Zealand nurses'.

Criminal charges for medical error ‘very rare’ in NZ, says legal expert

A second Samoan nurse is reported to have been arrested and charged with manslaughter. A New Zealand health law expert says criminal charges against health professionals for medical error or negligence in New Zealand are very rare.

Eketahuna’s nurse-led healthcare rouses interest

Eketahuna set up one of the country's first nurse-led health clinics 30 years ago and is still going strong, reports the Hawke's Bay Herald.

Nurse care ‘equal or even better’ than GP care for some conditions, finds review

For chronic conditions nurses “probably achieve equal or better health outcomes” for patients then doctors, a major international research review has concluded.

Deal will deliver safe staffing, says DHBs spokesman

Nursing Review talks to DHBs spokesperson, and former nurse, Jim Green about boosting nursing numbers, employing all new graduates and convincing nurses that DHBs will finally deliver on safe staffing.
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Studying health sciences: A pathway to leading positive change

If there is one characteristic that unites the students studying the Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) at the University of Canterbury (UC) it is the passionate commitment to improving the lives of others, whether locally in the community, nationally or even globally. These students have the ambition; their degree gives them the opportunity to turn aspiration into action. Here are some examples of how a few students and graduates are doing it.
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