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National Strategy Day: “conversation will be continued with urgency”

JENNY CARRYER reports back on the recent national Nursing Strategy Day looking at future healthcare challenges.

Filipino nurses in aged care: not deskilling at all

JED MONTAYRE responds to comments in last edition’s article ‘Filipino nurses: our fastest growing nursing workforce’. In the article, some Manila-based Philippine nursing leaders questioned whether Filipino nurses risk being deskilled by being pigeonholed into working in the aged care sector in New Zealand.

New resources: supervision to portfolios

LIZ MANNING outlines a raft of new resources developed by the College of Nurses.

Nursing taskforce on task

JENNY CARRYER reports back on the issues, goals and tasks on the agenda of the national nursing taskforce.

Nursing in China: how does it compare?

A baby boom, not retiring nurses, is one of the major nursing workforce issues in China. Chinese nursing director Zheng Ying Wang reflects on other differences and similarities in nursing practice between our two countries.

Baby booms to delirium: an experience of overseas dialogue in nursing practice

Two Kiwi nursing academics invited to China to teach an acute care nursing workshop were nonplussed to find themselves also quasi-advisors on managing nursing shortages in the wake of China’s one-child policy coming to an end. 

Pregnancy, poverty and persistence: a postgraduate study reality check

Shiftworking postgraduate students falling asleep at the wheel and queries about breastfeeding on block courses. Dr MARK JONES* recently had his eyes opened to the constant and complex juggle that is postgraduate study when he temporarily filled the shoes of his nursing school's postgraduate programmes director.

Self-funding: snapshot survey shows room for improvement

PROFESSOR JENNY CARRYER reports on a snapshot survey of how many postgraduate nursing students currently self-fund their studies. 

ED: starting the day with a culture-changing huddle

Nurse manager PETER WOOD believes that a new move to start the day with an ED huddle – instead of a negative meeting focusing on breaches of the ‘shorter stay’ ED target* – has been a positive culture change for Whangarei Hospital.

I don’t need an advance care plan yet… Yeah right

A year ago Tairāwhiti nursing leader Dr Heather Robertson had started work on a draft advanced care plan when she had a traumatic car accident. She shares some hard won advice and thoughts on advanced care planning.

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