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.
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.