The army, the dole or nursing? NP ANDY McLACHLAN reflects on falling into the career that turned him from a boy into a man. And the need to attract more men and more Māori and Pacific into nursing.
Shifting China away from a hospital-centred healthcare system is a work in progress. One response has been nurses at Shenzhen People’s Hospital delivering patient care from the ward to home. Yueming Peng, a Shenzen neonatal nurse manager and Jenny Song, a Wintec nurse academic, reflect on the differing primary care models in China and New Zealand*.
Giving people a smile was behind a nurse-led research project looking into novel ways to encourage Māori and Pacific to quit smoking - including playing cow pat bingo.
Ensuring health leaders are in touch with what’s happening at the bedside is a major motivation of Counties Manukau’s Patient Safety Leadership Walk Rounds. Counties Manukau nursing and improvement leaders Jacqui Wynne-Jones, Lynne Maher and Bev McClelland contributed to this article, outlining the background, format and results of leaders ‘walking the wards’.
Becoming a facilitator rather than a dictator of care…CHERYL CALVERT, a gerontology nurse specialist, shares the profound difference becoming an Advanced Care Planning facilitator has made to her practice.
Speeding up the rollout of safe staffing tools along with pay equity and recognising RN prescribing are all on the agenda as pay talks between nurses' union NZNO and the 20 district health boards enter the second month.
Last year 46 per cent of district health board nurses got vaccinated against the flu – less than the 48 per cent average for all DHB heath workers. This article explores the debate around the value, ethics, and efficacy of health professionals getting the annual flu vaccination and looks at some of the statistics, research, and prevailing attitudes around the sometimes contentious topic. By Noreen McLoughlin
National committing to a new rural medical school to train doctors is being called “extremely disappointing” by the College of Nurses but “very, very good news” by the Rural General Practice Network if the school is multidisciplinary.