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Carer Story: Dealing with burn injuries

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It pays to be prepared for emergencies: most injuries happen at home in an instant, says Virginia Linton, who was ill prepared when her partner was seriously burned. It began…

Publication: Good Medical Practice

The Medical Council’s publication Good Medical Practice sets out the standards the public and the profession expect a competent doctor to meet. These standards have been developed through discussion with…

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CCS Disability Action: Working with Health Professionals

When your child is diagnosed with a disability you may feel overwhelmed by the huge amount of information, or the words your doctor or specialist uses may be confusing. Visit…

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Advice: Preventing Pressure Sores

Older people who spend a lot of time sitting or lying down, and whose skin has become fragile due to ageing, can quickly develop pressure sores, which may take a…

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Advice: Give Yourself A Break

If you support an older family member, do you know how New Zealand’s respite system works? Do you know what kinds of time out are available? How do you organise…

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Advice: Managing Medications

Many older people take several medications several times a day. Managing medications is a home health basic. Complete our Medications Care Plan and keep it updated. Ensure refill information is…

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