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Professional indemnity insurance for nurses – are you covered?

By Taima Campbell, co-chair (Maori Caucus) of College of Nurses Aotearoa and former Auckland DHB director of nursing

Does stepping-up exercise step down risk for heart patients

This Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) looks at whether getting on a bike or lacing up walking shoes improves the life, and life span, of people with coronary heart disease.

New resources: supervision to portfolios

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

Close to home: better nurse-led diabetes care on your back doorstep

A few years ago, starting insulin treatment was intimidatingly new, not only for patients but also many of their nurses and GPs. FIONA CASSIE looks at the Nursing Practice Partnership – a Diabetes Care Improvement Package underway in Wellington for nurses to share their diabetes expertise with practice nurses across the region.

Patients and PJs: an unhealthy relationship

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.

We need to talk more about vulvas

A “very, very distressing” cancer that nobody talks about. This is how Christchurch gynaecological oncologist Bryony Simcock opened her address on vulval cancer to last year’s NZNO Women’s Health section conference.

Laughter is the best medicine? You must be joking…

Nursing Review takes a quick look at the science of laughter before getting down to the serious stuff of sharing some nursing humour.

ePortfolio… free and easy

An electronic portfolio record for nurses developed by Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō* (NMoĀ) ­­– the Māori nursing workforce development programme – is now open and available to all nurses for free.

A day in the life of a Mercy Ship nurse

Sue Clynes' clientele is the poorest of the poor living with heartbreaking conditions of the face and jaw. Find out more about her life living and working on board the Africa Mercy hospital ship as the volunteer nurse leader of the maxillofacial team.

Nursing, death and the cycle of life

Cardiology NP ANDY McLACHLAN shares his career-changing first experience of death and contemplates nursing, humanity and the ‘great circle of life-death’.
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