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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?

‘Prescribing’ apps: helping patients to select a health app

Nursing Review talks to Sandra Ponen, a clinical pharmacist and medical writer who has been working on the App Library project for Health Navigator, about how health professionals can guide patients on whether an...

Webscope: Global health campaigns

Kathy Holloway introduces two websites with a global focus on improving procedures and strengthening practice, including one hosting the Nursing Now campaign.

Using interpreters: the patient’s right to understand and be understood

A situation where a nursing student found themselves a reluctant, untrained interpreter for a patient raised questions for a group of five second-year nursing students prompting this literature review.

So you want to volunteer overseas?

Nursing Review outlines some of the overseas volunteering options available to Kiwi nurses.

Failures in oxygen therapy highlighted by HDC report

Poor use of oxygen therapy for a patient with severe respiratory failure highlighted weaknesses in respiratory protocols, doctor communication and nursing care, a Health and Disability investigation has found. Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill...
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It’s not often you get to screen a patient for diabetes then have a heart-to-heart about why at, the age of 20, they are in prison… But that’s just a run-of-the-mill appointment for a Corrections nurse, says Sarah Nabizada, the clinical team leader at Mt Eden Corrections Facility (MECF).
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