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.

Opinion: Health minister out of touch?

Newstalk ZB host Rachel Smalley questions whether Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is 'out of touch' following attempts to talk to him about overcrowding problems at Waikato Hospital.

Election 2017: Nursing matters – do the politicians agree?

How do the political parties health policies stack up against the issues that matter to nurses? Nursing Review examines...

Primary nursing in China: from hospital ward to home

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*.

Ed’s letter: Squeezing in study

It has been a tough winter around the country with hospitals full to overflowing and demands on nursing high.

Rural medical school pledge for more GPs disappoints nursing leader

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.

Poems to remind you why you went nursing…

To mark National Poetry Day we celebrate nurses capturing the art of nursing in New Zealand's first book of poems by nurses.

Opinion: Intentional rounding – the best intentions or is nursing being dumbed-down?

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.

Opinion: GP says more NPs not answer – at least not yet

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".

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