Palliative care nursing: the privilege of sharing a difficult journey6 March 2017
Northland nursing tutor and palliative care nurse Michael McGivern reflects on providing palliative care – the skills, the rewards and the challenges – and encourages others to enter the field.
Patients: the special kind of teacher2 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.
New graduate nursing: stress, tears, laughter and rewards28 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.
Advance Care Planning: moving from telling to asking people16 April 2015
Becoming a facilitator rather than a dictator of care…CHERYL CALVERT, a gerontology nurse specialist, shares the profound difference becoming an Advanced Care Planning facilitator has made to her practice
First do no harm…role-modeling of hand hygiene8 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.
February 2017 Vol. 15 (1)
Baby booms to delirium: an experience of overseas dialogue in nursing practice
Two Kiwi nursing academics invited to China to teach an acute care nursing workshop were nonplussed to find themselves also quasi-advisors on managing nursing shortages in the wake of China’s one-child policy coming to an end.
Nursing taskforce on task
JENNY CARRYER reports back on the issues, goals and tasks on the agenda of the national nursing taskforce.
April 2016 Vol 16 (2)
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)
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.
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.
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)
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)
Time for nurses to speak up for health equity?
TAIMA CAMPBELL argues it is time for nursing as a profession to face up to and speak out about the health inequities that result in poorer health outcomes for Māori.
Nursing down under: an Irish nurse’s experience
Young Irish nurse GRACE McDONALD shares how and why she chose to get her “fantastic” OE nursing experience here in New Zealand.
August 2015 Vol 15 (4)
Critical thinking in nursing education: addressing the theory-practice gap
OPINION: Nursing lecturer Jed Montayre argues nursing education could do better in teaching that critical thinking skills aren’t just needed for written assignments but also to provide safe and effective nursing care.
June 2015 Vol 15 (3)
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)
Balancing the ‘e’ and ‘health’ in e-health
KATHY HOLLOWAY looks at e-health from a nursing perspective and the need to remember that the ‘e’ should stand not just for ‘electronic’ health but for ‘enhanced’ health.
December 2014 Vol 14 (6)
Te Kaunihera o Nga Neehi Māori o Aotearoa: Te Timatanga - The Beginnings
LINDA THOMPSON a founding and current executive member of Te Kaunihera (The National Council of Māori Nurses) writes about the early days of Te Kaunihera - the council that was founded 30 years ago in the wake of a challenge that there were too few Māori Nurses.
October 2014 Vol 14 (5)
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: Violence and the healthcare setting
Michael Geraghty, Nurse Practitioner in the Adult Emergency Department at Auckland City Hospital, calls for a zero tolerance policy against violence and verbal threats in our hospitals.
OPINION: Charlie’s story – measuring what makes a difference
Free prescriptions and more time … primary health nurse practitioner ROSEMARY MINTO argues for what could most help patients like Charlie*.
OPINION: What does climate change have to do with health?
College of Nurses co-chair TAIMA CAMPBELL argues that climate change is a public health and nursing issue as much as an environmental issue. Read on to find out more.
OPINION: In praise of New Zealand nursing
JO ANN WALTON defends New Zealand nursing after being alarmed by a visitor’s comments. The Victoria University nursing professor and Nursing Council member gives her own appraisal of kiwi nursing.
OPINION: Don’t drink and fry ... how about not drinking till drunk?
Former barman and now ED nurse practitioner MICHAEL GERAGHTY wonders when Kiwis will grow out of defining a great night as waking up feeling sick with no memory of the previous night and no cash in their wallet.
How far have we really come in New Zealand nursing?
American Academy of Nursing “living legend” Professor Donna Diers was guest speaker at a recent College of Nurses and Waiariki Institute of Technology function.
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.
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
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
Where are all the Māori nurses and midwives...?
MARGARETH BROODKOORN LOOKS AT RECENT INITIATIVES TO BOOST THE NUMBER OF MĀORI NURSES AND MIDWIVES
The big fat truth
JENNY CARRYER reports back from a recent conference on physical activity, health and obesity