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New te reo terms for mental health go global

News of a new Māori glossary translating and creating 200 words in Te Reo for mental health and disability issues has gone global.

Free chickenpox immunisation underway

From 1 July toddlers will be receiving four vaccines at their 15-month visit with the introduction of the chickenpox vaccine. The Immunisation Advisory Centre* shares advice for nurses on this and other changes.

New diploma RN prescribers here soon

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. 

Postgrad study as a new grad? Too much or just right?

The views of graduate nurses on whether postgraduate study in your new graduate year adds or takes away from the experience are being sought in an online survey.

New resources: supervision to portfolios

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

Webscope: ‘workarounds’

Check out these nursing website recommendations from Kathy Holloway. 

Natural diversity: understanding and supporting intersex people

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.

International Nurses Day: make your voices heard

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.

Coasters quick to jump on board

The country’s smallest DHB is the quickest to join the #endPJparalysis movement – which aims to get medical patients up and mobile to reduce the risk of deconditioning and loss of independence.

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.

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