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'Moral distress' in nurses shows health crisis

A new Massey University study that found 48% of the 400-plus nurses surveyed experience ‘moral distress’ to the extent that they wanted to give up nursing, says Labour’s Health Spokesperson Maryan Street.

"This is a worrying revelation in a new study for New Zealand," she said.

UNICEF welcomes submission summary

The summary of the submissions received in response to the Minister of Social Development’s "Green Paper for Vulnerable Children" released today is good news says Barbara Lambourn, National Advocacy Manager for UNICEF NZ.

Christchurch rivers a no-go for whitebaiters

Christchurch whitebaiters are being warned against fishing in or around the Avon River/?t?karo, Heathcote River/?p?waho or Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai this season.

SBS to sponsor Ronald McDonald House

Families staying at Ronald McDonald House South Island will directly benefit from a significant donation from SBS Bank.

NZ nurses face major moral issues - study

Almost 50 per cent of nurses surveyed in a New Zealand-first study have considered quitting after struggling with moral issues beyond their control.

Health warning removed for algal bloom for Lake Ellesmere

Health warning removed for algal bloom for Lake Ellesmere

The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted the health warning issued in January for Te Waihora/ Lake Ellesmere.

Whooping cough admission rates cut by a fifth

Research from The University of Auckland, published in this month’s issue of The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, shows a 20 percent reduction in the New Zealand hospital admission rates for whooping cough (pertussis) in the 2000s compared with the 1990s.

Kiwi company helps improve Australian family support

Independent early parenting centres QEC and Tweddle have collaborated to revamp their client information systems and roll out a solution designed by healthcare software company HSAGlobal.

Tenure discount not answer to elderly premium concerns

Research conducted by Southern Cross Health Society shows that, after weighing-up the implications of a tenure discount, members signalled they would be unwilling to pay more in premiums to fund a discount for longer duration members.

Refugees needed more support after quakes

Most former refugees coped well in Christchurch’s earthquakes despite none of them an experiencing an earthquake before, a University of Canterbury (UC) study has found.