Kalandra Education Group Blog

Published on 4th October 2021

My dad was always known as the life and soul of the party. If there was any noise my dad was at the centre of it. He would joke with adults and have us kids screaming with laughter as he chased us around. He was big and noisy and full of life. He was the first to speak up and defend others and always stood his ground knowing how to fight well with words.

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Published on 28th September 2021

Human beings are always in the pursuit of happiness. At this very difficult time of the pandemic, how can one become positive and happy?
The American Psychological Association (n.d.) defined happiness as a sense of satisfaction, joy, and wellbeing. Scientifically, happiness refers to hedonia which means the presence of positive emotions such as comfort, hope, inspiration, and pleasure and the absence of negative emotions (Nelson-Coffey, 2021).

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Published on 20th September 2021

Immunization is one of the most critical directions in public health over the world. Vaccination combats highly contagious, poorly treatable diseases with the severe course and dangerous consequences, often having a lethal outcome. The development and introduction of vaccines has helped to reduce the number of infections and eradicate others. Nowadays, the topic is in top public discussions in all social networks due to the COVID pandemic.

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Published on 31st August 2021

Access to mental health services in New Zealand are poor in the younger population where mental health issues are identified relatively easily and people are actively seeking support. In our elderly population these mental health issues are harder to identify. Our elderly come from a culture where mental health issues are not readily accepted and so it is less common for us to see those suffering from anxiety and depression actively seeking help for their symptoms.

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Published on 27th August 2021

Health and Safety policies inform healthcare workers to constantly use personal protective equipment (PPE) for their own safety and safety of people they support. PPE significantly impacts the skin of healthcare professionals and leads to the development of unpleasant skin conditions.

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Published on 24th August 2021

Many moons ago, as a young student nurse I was introduced to the incredibly important skill of hand washing – real hand washing using a chlorhexidine-based soap that killed everything including your hands. In those wonderful days you washed continuously, not depending very much on gloves at all and the spread of infection was not even considered, as it just didn’t happen. The downside of course, was that our hands felt like stiff, dry cardboard must feel. Not only did they feel yuck but as the y

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