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Opinion: Nurse Florence’s IND message – Time for change

This is the speech from ‘Nurse Florence’ read to the thousands of nurses and supporters who marched and rallied in 15 centres across New Zealand, some in torrential rain, to call for safer working conditions for nurses.

Opinion: Nurse’s brother’s speech to IND march

Matthew Collins spoke out at the Christchurch march for nurses’ right to be safe and not be afraid to go work. He is the brother of one of the march organisers – a nurse working part-time while recovering from a neck injury requiring surgery.

Opinion: The power of a warm, affirming nurse’s voice

A registered nurse shares how a warming nurse’s voice – when she faced a tragic loss as a child – has kept echoing throughout her life. This was first posted on Nurse Florence’s ‘New Zealand, please hear our voice’ social media forum.

Opinion: A nurse’s mum and dad – keep our nurses’ safe ‘no matter what’

Their mental health nurse daughter goes to work ‘no matter what’ to be spat on, punched and verbally abused, say the parents of one of the ‘Nurse Florences’ behind the social media forum New Zealand, Hear Our Voice.

Q & A with NP leader Mark Baldwin

Nursing Review asks NP Mark Baldwin, the chair of Nurse Practitioners New Zealand, about the recent evaluation report of the pilot NP ‘registrar’ training programme and also where to from here for developing the NP role.

Opinion: A palliative care nurse – ‘hear my voice’

A palliative care nurse shares a powerful and poignant tale of a birthday farewell party for a fellow ‘twenty-something’ patient. This story was first posted on the ‘New Zealand, please hear our voice’ social media forum.

International Women’s Day: stopping violence against women and nurses

Tackling violence against both the women that nurses care for and nurses themselves is the focus of a blog to mark International Women's Day by NZNO domestic violence spokeswoman Carol Beaumont.

ED’s letter: The “triple impact” of nursing on global health and wealth

Our international nursing theme edition will arrive in your letterbox or on your tearoom table soon after the launch of the global nursing initiative Nursing Now. While this edition of Nursing Review focuses on Kiwi nurses...

Globalised nursing and poaching: lessons for all

Dr Mark Jones discusses the implications for global health of wealthy countries ‘poaching’ nurses from poorer countries.

Unheralded First World War hospital heroes recognised

The forgotten efforts of a group of Kiwi nurses and other volunteers in founding hospitals in Belgium and Egypt during the First World War are remembered in this Wanganui Chronicle article.
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Studying health sciences: A pathway to leading positive change

If there is one characteristic that unites the students studying the Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) at the University of Canterbury (UC) it is the passionate commitment to improving the lives of others, whether locally in the community, nationally or even globally. These students have the ambition; their degree gives them the opportunity to turn aspiration into action. Here are some examples of how a few students and graduates are doing it.
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