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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.

Ministers aware of high expectations for DHB nurses’ pay

The Minister for Women says nurses and midwives are underpaid and undervalued but the Health Minister is upfront that not all health worker salary expectations can be met.

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.

Chief Nurse Jane O’Malley moving to Plunket

Nursing leaders are paying tribute to the country’s Chief Nursing Officer Dr Jane O’Malley who is leaving the Ministry of Health in the New Year to take up a new post.

Good nurse managers can reduce nurse bullying and incivility, confirms research

Nearly half of Australian nurse respondents to a survey were bullying targets and nearly 60 per cent had witnessed workplace bullying, Australian research has found.

Disappointment at lack of nursing voice on Ministerial Advisory Group

Nurse leaders are expressing disappointment that the Health Minister’s newly announced Ministerial Advisory Group does not include a voice from the largest health profession.

Inspirational ‘who’s who’ list of Māori health leaders

Māori have identified a ‘who’s who’ of Māori health leaders – including ‘shining stars’ Sir Mason Durie and mental health nurse leader Moe Milne – to help motivate the next generation of leaders.

Safe staffing shortfall leads to $1M boost in nursing staff

Safe staffing software confirming nursing shortages in some wards at Hawke’s Bay Hospital has led to a $1 million boost in nursing staff. The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board has announced it will spend more...

Study finds cyberbullying of nurses a real issue

A study of cyberbullying in New Zealand nursing found it impacts not only on the nurse victims themselves but also the reputation of their organisations.

Bringing the joy back into work

Joy, not burnout, should rule the day, argues the Massachusetts-based Institute for Healthcare Improvement. In a recent White Paper, it puts a case for health leaders addressing the barriers to joy in work. NURSING REVIEW finds out more.
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