The wicked problem of falls

Very common problems, like falls, can have complex causes and no simple solutions, nursing fall prevention experts tell NURSING REVIEW. And preventing falls needs the whole team on board – not just nurses.

Former nurse now ‘Mr Fix-It’ for troubled Waikato DHB

Former mental health nurse Derek Wright has been tasked with changing the culture of Waikato DHB as its interim chief executive. He talks about his new job to the New Zealand Herald's Natalie Akoorie.

Nursing-Council-elected candidates still in limbo

An announcement of the successful candidates from the Nursing Council elections in August are still on hold after getting caught up in the change of government.

Should I stay or should I go now?

FIONA CASSIE talks to Filipino nursing leaders about Filipino pay and working conditions, what makes them stay and how they hope to entice others to stay or return to the Philippines.

Veteran nurse wrongly sacked, awarded $31k by ERA

A rest home nurse manager sacked over failing to keep some records up-to-date wins unjustifiable dismissal claim, reports New Zealand Herald.

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.

Māori nursing history: Kaunihera celebrates 30th anniversary

It is 30 years since a group of Auckland Māori nurses hosted the first national hui for Māori nurses and the Te Kaunihera o Ngā Neehi Māori o Aotearoa (National Council of Māori Nurses) was incorporated. FIONA CASSIE talks to a founding member of Te Kaunihera, Linda Thompson*, about some of her personal memories of those early days.

NZ nursing history: 100 years of NZNO

In 1909 New Zealand nurses formed the first national voice for nursing. For much of its first 100 years this voice recoiled at becoming a union but eventually evolved into the dual professional and industrial roles of today’s New Zealand Nurses Organisation. Fiona Cassie in 2009 looked back at NZNO's history.

Research refutes post-Mid Staffordshire claims of ‘uncaring nurses’, argues British study

A lack of nurses to care for patients rather than ‘uncaring’ nurses is the more likely cause  of reports of poor patient care in some English hospitals, argues a just released major British study.

Celebrating international nurses day heroes

To celebrate International Nurses Day this year, Nursing Review once again invited district health boards and organisations across the country to contribute stories on their nursing ‘heroes’. Yet again we were sent amazing stories about some of the unsung, innovative, compassionate, high-achieving and dedicated nurses who make up the New Zealand nursing workforce. Read on…
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