Direction and delegation: when it goes wrong

Bad direction and delegation can impact on both patient safety and nursing careers. As part of Nursing Review’s focus on the topic, Margaret Hughes shares how to develop the skills involved and cites an example of when the delegation of a nursing activity went wrong.

The nursing blues: are we caring enough for our carers?

Anxiety and depression are expected to be the leading causes of missed work days worldwide in the next five years. International research indicates that nurses already have higher levels of depression and anxiety than the general population. Nursing Review explores the issue.

Career path: nursing school lecturer and researcher

The eye is small and should be ‘pretty easy to learn’ thought ELISSA McDONALD but, an ophthalmology PhD later, the now nursing school lecturer knows how wrong she was.

Shingles vaccine free for older Kiwis from next year

A vaccine to prevent the often painful and debilitating shingles vaccine will be offered free for over-65s to 80-year-olds next year at the same time as their annual 'flu jab.

There’s more to life than work: nurses on wheels

Nursing Review reports on three nurses – one a racing car driver and two motorcyclists – and why they believe their passion for wheels is good for their wellbeing.

The inventive mother of all nurses

2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s death and the 150th anniversary of the publishing of her Notes on Nursing. Nursing Review pays tribute to the mother of modern nursing, to mark the International Year of the Nurse and International Nurses’ Day – Florence’s birthday. FIONA CASSIE looks at the life, works and words of the world’s most famous nurse

“Hello my name is…” or not forgetting the niceties

LYNNE MAHER tells FIONA CASSIE why nurses and other health professionals need timely reminders that patients seek courtesy, communication and compassion as part of good clinical care.

Atrial fibrillation: Nursing people whose hearts beat to a different and risky rhythm

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common heart condition that needs expert management to avoid disabling outcomes such as strokes. This article updates you on the latest tools for assessing AF patients at risk of strokes and the side effects of the most common treatment – anticoagulants.

Number of New Zealand children hospitalised with malnutrition doubles as food costs bite

Research on the growing impact of malnutrition on Kiwi kids' health is investigated by New Zealand Herald's Kirsty Johnston.

A day in the life of a family planning nurse

Sue Schroder walks to work knowing her twin pre-schoolers are in her husband's good hands.  She then sets to work with the mostly young women clientele providing information and support on contraception to STIs...
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