Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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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.

Opinion: ‘One-size-fits-all’ curriculum not the answer

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.

ED’s letter: What is a nurse worth?

Back in 1901 the introduction of the Nurses Registration Act heralded a new age of professionalism for New Zealand nurses.

Not all heroes wear capes, some wear scrubs

Young cancer survivor and New Zealand Herald columnist Jake Bailey reflects on growing assaults against healthcare workers and a Queensland law making an impact across the Tasman.

National Strategy Day: “conversation will be continued with urgency”

JENNY CARRYER reports back on the recent national Nursing Strategy Day looking at future healthcare challenges.

Filipino nurses in aged care: not deskilling at all

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.

New resources: supervision to portfolios

LIZ MANNING outlines a raft of new resources developed by the College of Nurses.
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