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Opinion: Brien Cree – Nursing shortage in aged care sector needs government intervention

New Zealand’s aged care sector is experiencing a chronic nursing shortage and we now have a crisis situation on our hands. Radius Care Managing Director Brien Cree says the Government needs to intervene.

Nurse ratios, not Royal Commission, called for by Oz nurses

Details of Australia’s Royal Commission into aged care were announced this week – but Australian nurses argue that mandated staffing ratios are needed urgently now. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison released the Commission’s Terms of...

Opinion: Monina Hernandez – migrant nurses shouldn’t be channeled only into aged care

More investment in the aged care nursing workforce is the answer to shortages, argues Monina Hernandez, not channeling migrant nurses into a specialty that may not be their preferred choice.

Profile: Paediatric nurse Anneke Slager

Retiring paediatric nurse Anneke Slager is profiled by the Rotorua Post and shares her tale of coming from the Netherlands, discovering her passion for nursing children and her retirement trip to volunteer in India.

Opinion: Eseta Finau – Young Pacific migrants not the solution for aged care staffing

A World Bank suggestion that Australasia solve its shortage of aged care workers with young Pacific migrants is patronising and insulting, says Pacific nurse leader Eseta Finau. Instead, she argues in an NZNO blog, Pacific, Māori and other young people should be welcomed into nursing.

Free plasters = fewer skin infections

It was the grins of kids who were once covered in school sores that showed district nurse Sandra Innes-Smith the team was on the right track. Giving out plasters, soap and antiseptic cream, along with...

Self-medicating depression with drugs or drink – not just a male issue

Think about those who self-medicate with alcohol and drugs for depression/anxiety and plenty of celebrity examples spring readily, and tragically, to mind: singers and musicians like George Michael, Amy Winehouse, Prince and Michael Jackson,...

Plunket going digital creates ‘rich’ child health data

In 2015, Plunket embarked upon a bold digitisation programme that saw nurses swapping pen and paper for a tablet and a cloud-based app. Today, all of the organisation’s 800 nurses work entirely on the digital...

Views on vulvas: a look at cosmetic genital surgery in New Zealand

New Zealanders are said to be enthusiastic adopters of new technology and processes related to grooming and there appears to be no exception when it comes to female cosmetic genital surgery. Female cosmetic genital surgery...

Expanding NP training programme now on hold

Hopes that next year more nurse practitioner trainees could access the extra-funding and support offered through the NP Training Programme have been sunk.
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Studying health sciences: A pathway to leading positive change

If there is one characteristic that unites the students studying the Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) at the University of Canterbury (UC) it is the passionate commitment to improving the lives of others, whether locally in the community, nationally or even globally. These students have the ambition; their degree gives them the opportunity to turn aspiration into action. Here are some examples of how a few students and graduates are doing it.
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