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    DHB nurses to pursue pay equity

    22 June 2017

    The nursing union NZNO has tabled its intent to pursue a pay equity claim for district health board nurses.

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    Aged care equal pay: a win for caregivers and a loss for nurses?

    22 June 2017

    From 1 July some caregivers will be earning the same as the nurses who supervise them. How will this impact on aged care nursing? FIONA CASSIE reports in this sneak preview from the next print edition of Nursing Review.

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    DHB nurse pay talks underway: safe staffing top of agenda

    21 June 2017

    Nurses' contract claims are being costed as bargaining gets underway between the 20 district health boards and nurses' union NZNO – with urgent action to address understaffing top of the nursing agenda.

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    MH support workers lodge pay equity claim

    19 June 2017

    A pay equity claim on behalf of mental health support workers will today be lodged with the Employment Relations Authority, reports the New Zealand Herald.

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    Elder Abuse Week: family most common abusers

    15 June 2017

    Family members are the alleged abusers in more than three-quarters of the more than 2000 elder abuse referrals received each year, says Age Concern.

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    Supreme Court backs DHB's smoking ban

    14 June 2017

    A health board's smoke-free policy has been unanimously backed by the Supreme Court after it was challenged by a patient, the New Zealand Herald reports.

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    Perinatal deaths at new low

    13 June 2017

    Reduced smoking and fewer teenage mothers may have helped contribute to the lowest perinatal death rate since reporting began in 2007.

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    New health-focused targets

    12 June 2017

    The government has switched its health-focused "Better Public Services" targets away from rheumatic fever and immunisation rates to broader antenatal and avoiding child hospitalisation targets.

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    Nursing school switch

    12 June 2017

    From next year Timaru's new nursing students will be switching nursing schools. 

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    New diploma RN prescribers here soon

    8 June 2017

    About 15 registered nurse prescribers have now been authorised since the new prescribing pathway came into affect last September. But numbers are expected to grow soon with the first graduates of the new postgraduate diplomas in RN prescribing due this winter. 

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    IPC Nurses College Conference 2017

    8 June 2017

    The New Zealand Infection Prevention and Control Nurses College is calling for abstracts for its 2017 Conference taking place in Auckland in October. Registrations are open now for the Conference being held from October 16-18 at the Grand Millenum Auckland.

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    Number of children and teens on anti-depressants doubles

    7 June 2017

    The number of children and teenagers on Prozac-style anti-depressants has soared 98 per cent in the last 10 years to a total of nearly 15,000 young people last year, reports the New Zealand Herald.

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    Lifetime's work in Maori mental health rewarded

    6 June 2017

    A mental health nurse's lifetime work in supporting Māori mental health has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours. The Northern Advocate's Peter de Graaf's reports that Caroline "Moe" Milne's interest in mental health was sparked by a 14-year-old classmate at high school.

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    Nurse's plea for domestic violence leave law change

    2 June 2017

    A nurse has spoken about losing her job after suffering violence and rape at the hands of her partner - urging Parliament to back domestic violence leave, reports Nicholas Jones of the New Zealand Herald.

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    Two-thirds of Kiwi nurses support assisted dying

    2 June 2017

    Two-thirds of Kiwi nurses and a third of doctors support legalising assisted dying after witnessing "many undignified and frankly awful deaths", a new report has found, reports Sam Hurley of the New Zealand Herald.

Latest Issue

April 2017 VOL. 15 (2)
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    Patients and PJs: an unhealthy relationship?

    10 May 2017

    Getting hospital patients out of their pyjamas and into clothes has became a worldwide social media-led movement. FIONA CASSIE finds out about #endPJparalysis and the Christchurch nurse leader behind it.

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    Filipino nurses: our fastest-growing nursing workforce

    10 May 2017

    Filipino nurses are fast becoming a mainstay of the New Zealand health and aged care sector. FIONA CASSIE gained some insights into the nursing culture in the Philippines – a country estimated to have up to a staggering 200,000 unemployed nurses – during a brief visit to Manila, including why we shouldn’t take this workforce for granted.

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    Kiwi Filipino nurses supporting ex-pats down under

    10 May 2017

    Monina Gesmundo struggles sometimes when she reads media reports of New Zealand nursing graduates finding it hard to get their first nursing jobs.

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    Should I stay or should I go now?

    10 May 2017

    FIONA CASSIE talks to Filipino nursing leaders about Filipino pay and working conditions, what makes them stay and how they hope to entice others to stay or return to the Philippines.

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    International Nurses Day: make your voice heard

    10 May 2017

    This year’s International Nurses Day (IND) toolkit has a Kiwi flavour. Nursing Review talks to JILL WILKINSON about her contribution to a resource used by more than 20 million nurses worldwide.

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    Natural diversity: understanding and supporting intersex people

    10 May 2017

    Not all people are ‘typical’ males or females. Nurse educator CRAIG WATERWORTH is keen to raise awareness amongst nurses about intersex people so they can be better supported.

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    10 May 2017

    Check out these nursing website recommendations from Kathy Holloway. 

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    Health navigator app of the month

    10 May 2017

    FoodSwitch - Health Navigator review of a NZ-developed nutrition app that helps people find out more about the food products available on their local supermarket shelf. 

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    Virtual clinics make their mark

    10 May 2017

    Three nurses from diverse specialties share case studies of using telehealth technology to make life simpler for their patients.

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    HCA training: making a difference to both staff and patients

    10 May 2017

    Nurse educator LYNLEY DAVIDSON outlines the impact a training framework for Waitemata District Health Board’s healthcare assistants has made on both HCAs and patient care.

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    Time management: tips for busy nurse leaders

    10 May 2017

    Nursing Review asked some nursing leaders to share some of their best time management tips.

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    Student nurses: leaders in the making

    10 May 2017

    CATHLEEN ASPINALL argues that fresh eyes and critical thinking means nursing students can be leaders from their undergraduate days onwards and outlines how she and her students helped spur Nursing Review's new student-focused section.

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    Reflection: on the cultural protocols of a death

    10 May 2017

    RENAE PORTER, a third year nursing student at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, reflects on the clinical, cultural and personal experience following the release of a tūpāpaku (deceased person’s body).

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    Reflection: on being both a learner and a critical observer

    10 May 2017

    TRISTIN SLATER, a third year student nurse at the University of Auckland, reflects on trying to administer a tetanus injection to an attack victim.

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    Nursing study tips: cultural safety articles

    10 May 2017

    Nursing Review will now regularly share some useful articles from our online archive on topics of interest to student nurses and others. First up, cultural safety (kawa whakaruruhau).

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    New resources: supervision to portfolios

    10 May 2017

    LIZ MANNING outlines a raft of new resources developed by the College of Nurses.

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    Upcoming conferences

    10 May 2017

    Check out this comprehensive list of nursing conferences coming up around the country this year.

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    Bulletin board

    10 May 2017

    Check out our Bulletin Board notices of new resources, reviews, consultations, changes and awards etc

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    Nurses on the move

    10 May 2017

    Nurses on the move

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    Reflection: missing the moment

    10 May 2017

    Looking back on a missed moment when caring for a stabbing victim has third year student nurse TRISTIN SLATER reflecting on patient advocacy, autonomy and how learning between nursing students and registered nurses doesn't have to only be one way.*