Tributes for nursing treasure Putiputi O'Brien28 August 2015
Nursing taonga Putiputi O'Brien RN QSO passed away this month aged 93. NGAIRA HARKER of the College of Nurses Aotearoa, HEMAIMA HUGHES of Te Kaunihera o Nga Neehi Māori o Aotearoa (the National Council of Māori Nurses) and KERRI NUKU of Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa NZNO pay tribute to this special nurse.
February 2017 Vol. 15 (1)
Nursing taskforce on task
JENNY CARRYER reports back on the issues, goals and tasks on the agenda of the national nursing taskforce.
October 2016 Vol. 16 (5)
Self-funding: snapshot survey shows room for improvement
PROFESSOR JENNY CARRYER reports on a snapshot survey of how many postgraduate nursing students currently self-fund their studies.
August 2016 Vol. 16 (4)
Leading as One Team to address 'wicked' problems
KATHY HOLLOWAY looks at the importance of nurse leadership and teamwork when responding to the complex ‘wicked’ problems in the health system that have no easy answers.
June 2016 Vol. 16 (3)
New steps underway to develop NP role
LIZ MANNING and JENNY CARRYER reflect on the journey to date to establish nurse practitioners (NPs) in New Zealand, plus they report on a new project to support NP supervisors and mentors in their essential role of training future NPs.
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)
Draft Health Strategy: good intent but short on action
PROFESSOR JENNY CARRYER calls for courageous disruption to ensure the new Health Strategy leads to changes in the health system with a positive impact on population health.
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.
August 2015 Vol 15 (4)
Māori nurse educators: sustaining a Māori worldview
NGAIRA HARKER says a plan to foster and grow the Māori nurse educator workforce is critical to meeting future health workforce needs.
June 2015 Vol 15 (3)
What’s in it for you?
DR MARK JONES shares why he’s glad the College of Nurses ‘has his back’ and what membership means to him.
April 2015 Vol 15 (2)
Tips for a top nurse portfolio
LIZ MANNING shares some simple tips on how to keep your nursing portfolio manageable, succinct, and of a good quality.
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.
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?
August 2014 Vol 14 (4)
Election time challenge to RNs
JUDY YARWOOD, co-chair of the College of Nurses, reflects on the negative impacts of inequality on people’s health and wellbeing and calls on RNs to challenge inequality as election day looms.
June 2014 Vol 14 (3)
Managing our greatest resource - people
TAIMA CAMPBELL introduces some human resources advice for nurses – both employers and employees – on some approaches to resolving employment dilemmas.
May 2014 Vol 14 (2)
New anti-competitive barrier being created for NPs?
PROFESSOR JENNY CARRYER is alarmed that after 10 years of battling barriers hindering nurse practitioners, a new contract currently being negotiated for primary health providers could create yet another barrier.
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.
September 2013 Vol 13 (6)
Nurses blossoming through leadership programme
Margareth Broodkorn shares some inspiring stories of how the Ngā Manukura ō Āpōpō programme is building a new generation of much-needed Māori nursing and midwifery leaders.
July 2013 Vol 13 (5)
Nurses perceived not to care?
JO ANN WALTON reflects on the state of nursing in the wake of the United Kingdom’s damning Francis Inquiry and the need to reiterate respect, kindness, and dignity as nursing core values.
April 2013 Vol 13 (4)
Turning frustration into action
NICOLA RUSSELL vents some frustration that in 2013 general practice is still largely “business as usual” despite the optimistic rhetoric of the 2001 Primary Health Care Strategy. She also calls for input into an upcoming College of Nurses workshop for nurses keen to explore developing primary health care nursing services.
Pilgrim’s lessons for 21st century challenges
College of Nurses co-chair JUDY YARWOOD shares some touchstones or life lessons for today discovered by a friend while following an ancient pilgrim’s trail.
To boldly go … nurses buying a general practice
KIM CARTER two years ago boldly went where few nurses have gone before. She shares tips and encouragement for nurses considering following in her pioneer footsteps and buying a general practice.
Youth Health: WAVES crash through funding crisis
Youth health NP LOU ROEBUCK and Professor JENNY CARRYER, patron of youth one-stop shop, WAVES, ask why a popular health service helping thousands of young people can’t get funding.
Smoking – a choice or a tobacco industry-designed addiction?
TAIMA CAMPBELL ‘plain packages’ the need to tell the truth about the tobacco industry.
The nurse practitioner will see you now...
JILL WILKINSON and ANGELA BATES profile a nurse practitioner-led health centre looking after many of central Wellington’s homeless and high needs population.
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
Protecting our children is everyone’s business
Following the recent release of the green paper on vulnerable children, nurse practitioner ANGELA BATES and PROFESSOR JENNY CARRYER look at the role of nursing in child protection.
What is cultural safety and why does it matter?
FRAN RICHARDSON shares her research into cultural safety including how nurses use cultural safety in their everyday practice
Nurse practitioners: changing the landscape of health care delivery
Youth health NPs GILL ALCORN and REBECCA ZONNEVELD report back on the work of nurse-managed health centres in the US.
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
He Whakaaro Noiho
RHOENA and PATRICK DAVIS consider Waitangi Day and the Treaty of Waitangi
Gareth Morgan got it right:
There is urgent need for change in primary health care, writes JENNY CARRYER