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.
How do the political parties health policies stack up against the issues that matter to nurses? Nursing Review examines...
Shifting China away from a hospital-centred healthcare system is a work in progress. One response has been nurses at Shenzhen People’s Hospital delivering patient care from the ward to home. Yueming Peng, a Shenzen neonatal nurse manager and Jenny Song, a Wintec nurse academic, reflect on the differing primary care models in China and New Zealand*.
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.