Opinion

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    Patients: the special kind of teacher

    2 September 2016

    Recent nurse graduate ROSALIE DAVIS shares a poignant nursing and life lesson she learnt from a wise healthcare assistant and a frail dementia patient.

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    New graduate nursing: stress, tears, laughter and rewards

    28 March 2016

    The first year of nursing can be a challenging initiation to the realities of the profession. Rosalie Davis spoke at the graduation of her NETP (Nursing Entry to Training Programme) year on the ups and downs of that journey. Her honest and touching speech is shared here.

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    First do no harm…role-modeling of hand hygiene

    8 December 2014

    Hand hygiene nurse champion LOUISE DAWSON recently reminded a clinician to carry out hand hygiene before cannulating her. The clinician's response was a cursory hand rub and a comment that the evidence didn't stack up for hand hygiene in most cases anyway.  Dawson wonders whether it will take more superbugs and increasing antibiotic resistance before some finally get the hand hygiene message.

April 2017 VOL. 15 (2)

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April 2016 Vol 16 (2)

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    Action needed to recruit new blood

    Nursing director LORRAINE HETARAKA-STEVENS calls for innovative and courageous strategies to recruit more new graduate nurses, including under-represented Māori, into the ageing primary health nurse workforce.

February 2016 Vol 16 (1)

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    ED silly season over for another year

    As the country heads back to work and school, memories of the festive season may already be starting to fade. For some, however, memories of a holiday trip to ED  may not be forgotten so easily. Emergency nurse practitioner MICHAEL GERAGHTY shares an emergency nursing perspective of the summer silly season.

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    HWNZ: Nurses still play pivotal role in healthcare

    Nursing Review asked Health Workforce New Zealand for an opinion piece on HWNZ’s recent and future plans and on nursing’s role in that work and vision. Chair DES GORMAN and acting director RUTH ANDERSON responded.

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    Nurse prescribing and the Queen

    As registered nurse prescribing inches closer, MARK JONES and JILL WILKINSON argue that prescribing innovations could be better and faster in the future if the Queen wasn’t involved. They are calling for the proposed new Medicines Act to see a handover in power for deciding nursing’s prescriptive authority from the Queen (ie, the Crown) to the Nursing Council.

December 2015 Vol 15 (6)

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    2015: Report card on the year that was…

    Nursing Review ended the year by asking a wide range of nursing and health leaders to assess and fill in a ‘report card’ on how they believed nursing and health fared in 2015. 

October 2015 Vol 15 (5)

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June 2015 Vol 15 (3)

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    The prostate cancer testing dilemma – help is finally on its way

    ROSEMARY MINTO calls for nurses to be informed and take a lead in educating men and their whānau about prostate cancer. The NP, who sadly lost her own father to the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men, is a member of the Prostate Cancer Working Group, which is soon to release a long-awaited best practice pathway for prostate cancer testing and management.

February 2015 Vol 15 (1)

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October 2014 Vol 14 (5)

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    Out, damned spot! Out, I say!

    MARGARETH BROODKORN takes a look at the chequered history of hand washing and asks whether today's health professionals have progressed that much?

OPINION 2014

November 2011

October 2011

  • Hidden treasures

    JUDY YARWOOD rediscovers a nearly 20-year-old primary healthcare report in her quake-trashed study and ponders why so many issues still remain the same.

June 2010

  • The enigma* of men's health

    A UK men’s health project that took its strategies to betting shops, pubs and sports clubs is the f ocus of Bruce Yarwood’s article marking International Men’s Health Week

May 2010

  • Celebrating Florence by 'working that data'

    The centenary of Florence Nightingale’s death is marked by ANDREW JULL paying tribute to Florence the epidemiologist and WILLEM FOURIE introducing a new Kiwi website showcasing the profession she founded

April 2010

March 2010

  • The big fat truth

    JENNY CARRYER reports back from a recent conference on physical activity, health and obesity

January 2010