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Insomnia: is it worth losing sleep over?

Had a good night’s sleep recently? No? You are not alone – about one in four Kiwis have chronic insomnia at some point in their lives.

Is 60 the new 50? The ageing nurse workforce

You’re as old as you feel. Whether nurses feel wiser or worn -  more and more are nursing into their 60s and beyond. Persuading even more baby boomers to delay retirement is increasingly high on the agenda as we face the double whammy of an ageing population – more nurses due to retire at the same time as more demand for health services. Nursing Review looks at what nursing can do to better support older nurses to keep nursing.

A day in the life… of a flight nurse

We look at a day up in the air and down on the ground for Whangarei Flight Nurse JANET BARKER that starts with a 5.30am phonecall about a 200 kg patient in need...

Gen Y nurses: happy to be nurses… but for how long?

Lounging on the beach with your iPhone, thinking up creative solutions for the world’s problems, is the stereotype of the ideal Generation Y job. Gen Y nurses can’t do that, and neither do they want...

Diabetes e-learning site launched for PHC nurses

A free online learning programme to help primary health care nurses meet the growing demands for diabetes care is being offered on a newly launched website.

A day in the life of a Plunket nurse

Plunket Nurse Maria Browne's day starts with waking three teenagers before heading off on the bumpy roads of post-quake Christchurch. Read on to find out more...

Doing the right thing

How should nurses behave? The Nursing Council recently released its 21st century guide to what patients should and shouldn’t expect from their nurse. FIONA CASSIE looks at what’s new in a new Code of Conduct underpinned by traditional values.

Talking about safe practice: A way to look after yourself, your colleagues, and your...

In this learning activity, we’ll look at how every day talk contributes – and could contribute more – to safety for patients. 

Change management: a classic theory revisited

Change management is fundamental to quality and improvement processes. It is also at the heart of leadership. Those implementing change need first to disrupt the status quo, secondly, to move everyone and everything involved to a new way of doing things, and finally, to ensure that the new practice and processes cannot change back to the former state. In this learning activity, we’ll revisit Lewin’s classic theory of planned change in the light of new thinking about resistance and readiness. By Shelley Jones.

Staffing pressure and ethical clashes behind moral distress

Research indicating nearly half of nurses have considered quitting their job because of moral distress hit a chord recently. FIONA CASSIE talks to researcher Martin Wood about moral distress and why we can’t keep ignoring its toll.
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