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Long-time rheumatology rheumatology /rheu·ma·tol·o·gy/ (-tol´ah-je) the branch of medicine dealing with rheumatic disorders, their causes, pathology, diagnosis, treatment, etc.

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 nurse at Rotorua's QE Health (QEH QEH Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Adelaide)
QEH Queen Elizabeth's Hospital (Bristol, England)
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), Mary Lean (right), was presented with the Queen's Service Medal (QSM QSM Queen's Service Medal (New Zealand)
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QSM Quantitative Software Management, Inc (McClean, VA)
QSM Quality Assurance and Safety of Medicines (WHO) 
) for public health by Governor General Dame Silvia Cart-wright this month. Lean, who is the senior rheumatology nurse coordinator in patient rehabilitation at QEH, formerly Queen Elizabeth Hospital Queen Elizabeth Hospital can refer to one of several hospitals named after either Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom or Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother:

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  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide
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  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Bridgetown
, has worked there since 1969 and received the QSM for her work with those who have arthritis. She is president of the New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland.  Health Professionals in Rheumatology, and staff representative and secretary of the QE Hospital Community Trust. Lean sees her philosophy as like a bridge. "We cross halfway and then encourage patients to come across to the middle on their own. It is up to each individual to make the most of the information we give them, so they can best manage their condition once they leave QEH." Commenting on her honour, Lean said there were many very good practising nurses. "I haven't gone out and done spectacular things, but it is very rewarding to know good nursing is valued."
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Title Annotation:NEWS AND EVENTS
Publication:Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand
Date:Mar 1, 2006
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