National committing to a new rural medical school to train doctors is being called “extremely disappointing” by the College of Nurses but “very, very good news” by the Rural General Practice Network if the school is multidisciplinary.
Australian nursing professor Philip Darbyshire hears that New Zealand is 'dabbling' with the 'horror' of 'Intentional Rounding'. Check out from his blog from across the Tasman on the topic.
Nursing Review shares GP Philip Harrison's online comment in response to Jenny Carryer's call to train more NPs not GPs to meet rural health needs. Harrison once worked with a "really great primary care NP" and values good nursing but thinks Carryer's proposal has "its head in the clouds".
Wendy Scott, Academic Leader of Whitireia Community Polytechnic's BN Pacific degree, says any talk of going back to a national curriculum risks losing the flexibility to respond to the health workforce needs of Pacific and Māori.
JENNY CARRYER reports back on the recent national Nursing Strategy Day looking at future healthcare challenges.
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.