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Heart failure research could benefit all Kiwis

REBEKAH FRASER talks to heart failure clinical nurse specialist Dr Simone Inkrot, who hopes to validate years of nursing intuition when she presents her research findings at an international conference in June.

Long stay ICU patients emerge emotionally fragile, finds nurse researcher

A nurse researcher who followed six patients spending a fortnight to 66 days in intensive care found they emerged not only physically debilitated but also psychologically fragile.

Southern’s nurse endoscopist in the making

More nurses are being encouraged to follow in her footsteps by gastroenterology charge nurse and nurse endoscopy trainee Karen Kempin.

Hand hygiene with glove use improving – but still an issue

Hand hygiene in New Zealand hospitals improved markedly in the past eight years – including when wearing gloves – but inappropriate glove use still remains an issue. May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day with...

The benefits and barriers to nurses attending ward rounds

Why more nurses aren’t active participants in ward rounds raised questions for a group of nursing students. Here they share their literature review findings into the benefits and barriers to nurses attending ward rounds.

Nursing strikes and safe staffing: a brief history

Nursing Review editor Fiona Cassie looks at the historical context of why many nurses are reporting their patience is stretched – and their patients missing out – nearly 15 years on from requesting a safe staffing model and receiving their last pay “jolt”.

Nurses and DHB failed in care of 80-year-old’s foot injury

Whanganui District Health Board and district nurses were told to apologise to the family of an 80-year-old woman who died following failures in their treatment of her foot ulcer. A report released by the Health...

Do nurses ‘eat their own’? Identifying and managing workplace bullying

Workplace bullying is a pervasive problem for nursing in New Zealand, resulting in harmful consequences for individuals exposed to bullying and their organisations. This article explores the problem of bullying, strategies for its prevention and management, and the obstacles to resolving bullying complaints. By Kate Blackwood

Healthy culture: nurturing a culturally diverse nursing team

Nursing is a global profession, with New Zealand’s nurses trained in 89 countries. How well are we doing at nurturing culturally diverse nursing teams?

Cultural intervention for self-harm trialled

What impact did a ground-breaking, randomised trial of a cultural intervention for self-harm have for its Māori participants?
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