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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.

Stroke carer and survivor shares her story

Shona Andrell has seen stroke from both sides - for 20 plus years as a carer for her husband and more recently as a stroke survivor herself.  She shared her experience of how the quality of stroke care has improved at last year's annual South Island Stroke Study Day and here shares it again.

Rural nurses from top to tip of NZ elected to working party

Eight nurses from the Far North to Stewart Island have been elected to the Rural Nurses NZ working party including four nurse practitioners.

“Unsustainable” funding of rural emergency services to be reviewed

Reviewing funding of the rural PRIME emergency service - delivered by GPs, NPs and RNs - is to be part of a "new era" for the service says the Rural General Practice Network.

Foreign nursing degrees assessed “at least Level 4” but cultural competency the barrier

Care workers with overseas nursing degrees were assessed as meeting the "health and wellbeing qualification requirement at Level 4", says the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

Disabled housing issues to be vetted at election forum

The extra struggles faced by disabled people to find accommodation during the housing crisis are to be raised in an election forum tonight.

Mass MeNZB campaign may have also cut ‘The Clap’

Nurses who helped immunise more than a million young New Zealanders during the MeNZB campaign last decade may have also helped reduce gonorrhoea rates.

Migrant nurse caregivers ‘insulted’ and cut-out of top pay rate

Telling migrant caregivers with nursing degrees they are ineligible for the top of the new caregiver pay scale without more study is 'an insult', says the president of the Filipino Nurses Association of New Zealand.

Middle-aged Kiwis don’t know signs of heart attacks

Nearly 80 per cent of Kiwis surveyed last month could not identify all the major signs and symptoms of a heart attack.

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