‘One tough cookie’: defence nursing from Somalia to Afghanistan

Not many nurses have wielded an assault rifle to defend their patient in the Somalian desert. The Bay of Plenty Times profiles retired army nurse Judith Telford.

Aged care nurse receives palliative nursing scholarship

The latest winner of a prestigious palliative nurse specialist scholarship says palliative care is all she has ever wanted to do.

Rural MH nurse wins scholarship

A mental health nurse leader working across the Far North has taken out this year's $3000 Rural Women New Zealand scholarship.

Nurses urged to help vaccinate ‘lost generation’ against mumps

Nurses are being encouraged to vaccinate against mumps at every opportunity – particularly olders teens and young people in their 20s – as the Auckland mumps outbreak continues.

Music and baby buddies winners at Aged Care Association awards

Programmes evoking memories of youth with music and bringing babies into rest homes were both winners at the New Zealand Aged Care Association awards ceremony.

Pay equity: “money-making” matters too

History shows that nursing as a profession has been nothing but patient when it comes to getting paid its due. With a pay equity claim now lodged for DHB nurses, Nursing Review takes a look at the pay timeline for the still-female-dominated (91 per cent) ‘caring profession’.

Early pain but quicker gain: mobilising hip and knee patients

How soon should hip and knee replacement patients be up and mobile? Diane Alder reports on the research literature and her own master's research findings after mobilisation on the day of surgery was introduced at her hospital.

Research finds mould link with childhood asthma

Leaky and mouldy homes may not only make asthma worse but may also cause asthma in the first place, according to University of Otago, Wellington research published today.

Damp, overcrowded homes bigger threat to kids than car crashes

The health impact on thousands of Kiwi kids of unhealthy homes – including frustration with funding of nurse-led healthy home initiatives – is investigated by New Zealand Herald's Kirsty Johnston and Chris Knox.

ED nurses say ED targets nothing to celebrate

The College of Emergency Nurses are "outraged" at the Health Minister "claiming the emergency department health targets are a great success".

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