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Dying wish prompts innovation

A woman’s wish to spend her dying days at home saw Christchurch’s Nurse Maude nurses go into overdrive. FIONA CASSIE reports on the speedy wound care initiative.

Patient handling: getting it right for both staff and patient

Moving a patient without harming them or yourself is basic, but not simple, care. Getting it right requires not only good training, equipment and bedside spaces but also a good workplace culture. Nursing Review finds out more.

CV tips for the student nurse: how to stand out for the right reasons

Nursing Review asks some new graduate coordinators to share tips about what makes an application for a new graduate position stand out for the right – and wrong – reasons.

Mass MeNZB campaign may have also cut ‘The Clap’

Nurses who helped immunise more than a million young New Zealanders during the MeNZB campaign last decade may have also helped reduce gonorrhoea rates.

Migrant nurse caregivers ‘insulted’ and cut-out of top pay rate

Telling migrant caregivers with nursing degrees they are ineligible for the top of the new caregiver pay scale without more study is 'an insult', says the president of the Filipino Nurses Association of New Zealand.

Most kiwi flu virus carriers unaware

Nurses are being urged to get their flu jab this season to protect vulnerable patients as New Zealand research indicates up to 80 per cent of people infected with the flu are unaware.

What is expected of a Kiwi nurse graduate?

Nursing schools around the country are seeking a consensus on what new graduate nurses should be able to do and know at the end of their degree. The initiative could the first step in looking at a national curriculum for the nursing degree.

Nightingale the first informatics nurse?

Technology will never replace the art of nursing … but it can make the job a darned sight easier. FIONA CASSIE talks to Michelle Honey, the chair of the Nursing Informatics group, about nurses using information technology to improve health care.

Disabled housing issues to be vetted at election forum

The extra struggles faced by disabled people to find accommodation during the housing crisis are to be raised in an election forum tonight.

Nursing hero in blue on and off duty

King Country-based nurse Carol Roger's usual commute to work recently saw her call on all her nursing experience as she came across a heart-breaking scene. Amy Mackay of Waikato District Health Board shares the story.
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