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Primary healthcare: in need of a paradigm shift?

OPINION: NP Rosemary Minto looks back to successes of the past and looks forward to a time when the primary health care paradigm gets a bigger shove in the right direction.

Opinion: nursing can take you anywhere

Just back from a trip to the UK and more than a little disheartened at the current state of Britain’s NHS, former chief nurse DR MARK JONES is reassured to find New Zealand’s younger generations are still inspired by traditional nursing values, and by the future opportunities and long-term rewards that nursing offers.

Secondary school nurses treated as second-class citizens?

The role of the school nurse in our secondary schools needs urgent attention, argues College of Nurses executive director Professor JENNY CARRYER. With no formal requirement to have nurses in all schools, many secondary school nurses face professional isolation, low pay, and unpaid holidays.

Male nurses – As Tom Jones said… ‘it’s not unusual’

The army, the dole or nursing? NP ANDY McLACHLAN reflects on falling into the career that turned him from a boy into a man. And the need to attract more men and more Māori and Pacific into nursing.

Clowning around on the ward

CAMERON TAYLOR of Clown Doctors shares why a smile is good medicine on the ward - for nurses and patients.

Shape-up call for primary health care

New Zealand Nurses Organisation policy advisor Jill Clendon took a look at the New Zealand general practice model of primary health care and found it lacking at the recent primary health care nurses conference.

How are we today?

JO ANN WALTON ponders self-management, partnership and how well nurses shape up as partners.

Professional indemnity insurance for nurses – are you covered?

By Taima Campbell, co-chair (Maori Caucus) of College of Nurses Aotearoa and former Auckland DHB director of nursing

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