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.

New graduate nursing: the year of ‘rising’

From rising her preceptor's eyebrows to rising to the occasion - new graduate nurse Aimee Lowe shared her 'year of rising' in a recent speech at her NETP class graduation.

Nurses’ unique perspectives on end-of-life choices must be heard

Nurse and cancer survivor Taumihau Teremoana calls on fellow nurses to make their voices heard in the assisted dying debate and make a submission on the End of Life Choice Bill.

Nursing hero in blue on and off duty

King Country-based nurse Carol Roger's usual commute to work recently saw her call on all her nursing experience as she came across a heart-breaking scene. Amy Mackay of Waikato District Health Board shares the story.

Health inequity: a tale of two neighbourhoods

SONIA HAWKINS explores health equity by looking at two neighbourhoods recently named the most deprived and the most advantaged in the country.

Creating a village

Caring for a child with complex needs is a 24/7 job for families. Nurse CHRIS MOIR is a respite volunteer for one such family.

ED’s letter: Spring inspiration

This spring I was lucky enough to go to two conferences that gave me the spark I needed after a long, wet winter.

Opinion: NPs’ call for voice to be heard

TVNZ’s Seven Sharp show recently raised concerns about the lack of rural GPs. In response NP Diane Williams wrote pointing out that more GPs is not the only answer. We share her letter.

Alternative medicine can be a death sentence

New Zealand Herald columnist and young cancer survivor Jake Bailey speaks out on his sadness at people with highly treatable cancers dying after rejecting conventional medicine to try alternative medicine first.

NZNO backs reprimanded midwife’s concerns about “national shame” of families living in squalor

Children and youth living in squalor is a national shame says the New Zealand Nurses Organisation and nurses share the concerns expressed by a reprimanded South Auckland midwife.

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