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International Nurses Day ‘heroes’

Once again, to celebrate International Nurses Day, Nursing Review invited district health boards across the country to contribute stories on nursing ‘heroes’ in their region. We received stories on some of the unsung, innovative, compassionate, high-achieving and dedicated nurses that make up the New Zealand nursing workforce.

Nurses want to shower their patient

Asking a hospital aide to shower a surgical patient with wound dressings, drains, drips and feeding tubes is no easy step for nurse or aide.

Clowning around on the ward

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

Q&A with Robyn Hewlett

Robyn Hewlett is retiring this year after her second stint as chair of the Enrolled Nurse Section of NZNO. Find out what book is gathering dust beside her bedside and what three wishes she would ask to be granted for the nursing workforce.

A day in the life of a… prison nurse

Denis Allen starts his working day by heading through a metal detector scanner, picking up a kilo of keys and radio before passing through eight remote controlled doors to arrive finally at the prison health clinic. Find out more about his day

Starched caps to care rationing

It is 50 years since College of Nurses co-chair and nursing lecturer JUDY YARWOOD donned a starched nursing cap for the first time. She reflects back on those five decades plus on caring and care ‘rationing’ for today’s nurse.

Privacy in the digital age

By the end of 2014, the aim is for every New Zealander to be able to electronically access their core personal health information. This prompts new challenges and new privacy issues. FIONA CASSIE talks to nursing leaders about increasing moves to shared electronic health information, about protecting privacy and why it is important for nurses – even the IT shy – to be involved every step of the way.

Rationed time leads to rationed care

Missed care, rushed care, and tick box care plans … Researcher BERT TEEKMAN set out to find out was happening to bedside nursing and decided your average ‘med/surg’ nurse was definitely more sinned against than sinning under today’s managerial-focused health system. FIONA CASSIE finds out more.

A day in the life of a… residential aged care nurse

Jesse Lee Gamutan's working day begins with a frail patient falling and a crying caregiver.  Find out how the day progresses and about her nursing career path from the Philippines' Professional Regulations Commission to a Warkworth residential aged care facility.

ePortfolio… free and easy

An electronic portfolio record for nurses developed by Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō* (NMoĀ) ­­– the Māori nursing workforce development programme – is now open and available to all nurses for free.
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