NZNO leader again puts Māori nurse case to UN28 April 2017
In New York today NZNO kaiwhakahaere Kerri Nuku repeated her call to a United Nations forum for a Māori nursing workforce strategy to help meet Māori health needs.
Fun app for learning te reo health terms13 February 2017
Unsure what 'hot', 'sore' or 'unwell' is in te reo? Then a new game app for teaching common health terms used in Māori could be for you.
Pilot to boost Māori in PHC30 September 2016
A pilot to boost Māori nurse numbers in primary health care is underway in South Auckland with four graduates employed and a New Year intake to follow.
Daughter humbled by following iconic mother in winning award8 September 2016
Nurse practitioner Pareake O'Brien says she is stunned to win the Te Akenehi Hei Award that was also awarded to her late mother Putiputi O'Brien more than a decade ago.
Young Nurse of the Year wants to make her children proud8 September 2016
A once "rebellious" teenage mum and now passionate convert to rural outreach nursing says she is humbled to be the joint winner of the Young Nurse of the Year Award.
What is 'nurse' in Māori?6 July 2016
To mark Māori Language Week Nursing Review looks at the several Māori words for 'nurse' and which word has been chosen by NZNO for its new Māori name.
Oral history of Māori mental health nurses goes live23 June 2016
The stories of pioneering Māori mental health nurses who trained from the 1950s onwards and helped to develop today's Māori health services are preserved on a new oral history website.
Rural nurses achievements celebrated11 April 2016
Nurses from Great Barrier Island to Franz Josef – including three new Māori nurse practitioners – were honoured at this month's national rural health conference.
Safe sleep: ask the uncomfortable questions3 December 2015
Safe Sleep Day is on December 4 to help ensure babies sleep safely this summer. A safe sleeping advisor tells Nursing Review that nurses often have special opportunities to ask the questions that can make a difference to vulnerable families.
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.
Primary Healthcare: in need of a paradigm shift?9 March 2015
OPINION: NP Rosemary Minto looks back to successes of the past and looks forward to a time when the primary health care paradigm gets a bigger shove in the right direction.
First nurse leader for large Auckland PHO19 January 2015
One of the country's largest primary health organisations – Auckland's ProCare – has appointed its first ever nursing director. Lorraine Hetaraka Stevens
Nursing Survey: what DO you do everyday?2 October 2014
Nurses nationwide are invited to take part in a major online survey hoping to pinpoint the real differences between a staff nurse and a specialist nurse’s daily work.
Young & experienced RNs honoured in Awards18 September 2014
A young Plunket nurse working extensively with migrant families won the inaugural NZNO Young Nurse of the Year at an awards ceremony last night.
Whānau Ora - who cares? Nurses should…22 August 2014
Primary health nurse practitioner ROSEMARY MINTO argues why nurses and health planners and providers should sit up and take more notice of Whānau Ora – a home-grown model she believes could help overcome health inequities in New Zealand.
April 2017 VOL. 15 (2)
Nursing study tips: cultural safety articles
Nursing Review will now regularly share some useful articles from our online archive on topics of interest to student nurses and others. First up, cultural safety (kawa whakaruruhau).
August 2016 Vol. 16 (4)
Q & A with Kerri Nuku
NZNO's Kaiwhakahaere Kerri Nuku was inspired into nursing as a child by the photo of her mother in her starched white uniform, cap and red cape. Find out about her career that has taken her into midwifery, auditing and appearing before the United Nations.
Career Path: clinical nurse coordinator
LEAHA NORTH knew when she was a girl playing hospital with her dolls that she wanted to work with children. After returning from a lengthy OE mostly spent paediatric nursing, she is also keen to work on reducing Māori health inequalities.
Career path: senior nursing lecturer
The chance to teach nursing students to become culturally competent healthcare professionals inspired DONNA FOXALL to swap working in primary healthcare for a career in nurse education.
Career path: clinical nurse specialist (APAC)
MARIANNE TE TAU’s career to date is being guided by the philosophy of reflective practice, pursuing professional development and being patient/whānau-centred.
Māori nurse pay parity battle continues
In the latest battle in the pay parity war, the NZNO has presented a number of interventions to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on behalf of iwi provider nurses and health workers.
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)
Māori and Pacific Nurses: Is burnout inevitable?
Nursing Review looks at the extra expectations that are often placed on Māori and Pacific nurses and shares some advice for nurses and workplaces on how to avoid the risk of burnout.
Pay equity wanted for Māori and iwi health provider nurses
Back in 1908, one of the country’s first Māori registered nurses and midwives, Akenehi Hei*, struggled to get the government to pay for her work. More than a century later, nurses working for Māori and iwi health providers are still struggling with pay equity issues, says Kerri Nuku, kaiwhakahaere of Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa NZNO.
December 2015 Vol 15 (6)
Safe sleep: ask the uncomfortable questions
A safe sleeping advisor tells Nursing Review that nurses often have special opportunities to ask the questions that can make a difference to vulnerable families.
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.
Tributes for nursing treasure Putiputi O’Brien
Nursing taonga Putiputi O’Brien RN QSO passed away in August aged 93. NGAIRA HARKER, HEMAIMA HUGHES and KERRI NUKU pay tribute to this special nurse.
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)
A day in the life of an iwi provider recent graduate nurse
Follow a day in the life of recent graduate nurses Courtney Fermanis from early morning crossfit to door-knocking as an outreach immunisation nurse for her iwi.
Gynaecological exams - enhancing cultural safety and comfort
Pelvic examinations involve much more than good speculum technique. Researcher Dr Catherine Cook addressed the recent NZNO Women’s Health Section conference about what Māori women reported made a gynaecology exam into a positive experience they were willing to repeat. FIONA CASSIE reports.
April 2015 Vol 15 (2)
Nurses Day 'hero': Positive impact of being Māori and nurse manager
Waikato Hospital's Melody Mitchell says being a Māori nurse in management (managing 270 surgical nursing staff) gives her a unique opportunity to articulate her community’s needs.
February 2015 Vol 15 (1)
Q&A with Lorraine Hetaraka-Stevens
Lorraine Hetaraka-Stevens is the first nursing director for the country's largest PHO, ProCare. Check out who inspired her to go nursing, her wish list for nursing and why she'd like to head to Vietnam some day.
December 2014 Vol 14 (6)
Māori nursing history: Kaunihera celebrates 30th anniversary
It is 30 years since a group of Auckland Māori nurses hosted the first national hui for Māori nurses and the Te Kaunihera o Ngā Neehi Māori o Aotearoa (National Council of Māori Nurses) was incorporated. FIONA CASSIE talks to a founding member of Te Kaunihera, Linda Thompson*, about some of her personal memories of those early days.
Te Kaunihera today – and the return of the nursing degree
One of the motivations for founding Te Kaunihera three decades ago was to see more Māori enter and graduate from nursing schools.
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.
August 2014 Vol 14 (4)
Q&A with Margareth Broodkoorn
Find out what is top of MARGARETH BROODKOORN’s bucket list. And what three wishes Broodkoorn – the lead director of nursing on Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō (the national Māori nursing and midwifery workforce development programme) – would ask nursing’s fairy godmother to grant.
January 2014 Vol 13 (8)
Q&A Hemaima Hughes
The passionate girl guide from the backblocks of Opotiki decided at 11 she wanted to be a nurse but found herself a court clerk on leaving school. Find out more about the President of the National Council of Māori Nurses' career that has spanned visiting patients in a dugout canoe in the Solomon Islands to writing nursing curriculum for a Māori nursing degree.
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.
September 2013 Vol 13 (6)
Career paths: the short, sweet, and roundabout
We look to nurses as learners, educators, and leaders in this edition. Read on about teaching fledgling nurses in the classroom and on the ward, fostering leadership skills, nurses sharing their career tales, and milestones past and future in the recognition of competence and professional development.
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)
Engagement and success for Pasifika nursing students
NGAIRA NGAIRA HARKER reflects on the importance of supporting Pasifika nursing students.
April 2013 Vol 13 (4)
International Nurses Day Heroes
To celebrate International Nurses Day this year Nursing Review invited district health boards across the country to contribute stories on nursing ‘heroes’ in their region. We got stories back on just some of the unsung, innovative, compassionate, high achievers and dedicated nurses that make up the New Zealand nursing workforce.
Too few Māori nursing students: action needed
Reena Kainamu, member of the Māori Caucus of Te Ao Māaramatanga New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses (NZCMHN), shares the concerns about the under-representation of Māori students in nursing programmes and Māori nurses in the workforce.
Cultural safety bibliography celebrates 'coming of age'
Bibliography celebrates 'coming of age' of New Zealand's cultural safety approach to nursing.
The sore throat that can break hearts
Just a sore throat … too many families now know some sore throats last a lifetime. FIONA CASSIE talks with some of the passionate pioneers of school throat-swabbing campaigns as the national Rheumatic Fever Prevention programme rolls out.
South Auckland pioneering new school clinic model
*It was in South Auckland that school-based sore throat clinics were first trialled in New Zealand.*
The whānau ora approach to nursing chronic conditions
If your car is your home, it’s tough getting diabetes under control. FIONA CASSIE looks at a whānau ora approach to chronic conditions at one of the country’s first whānau ora centres.
The "non--nursing" whānau ora model: Te Puna Hauora
Lyvia Marsden brings 50 years of nursing to the ‘non-nursing’ whānau ora model she developed for North Shore’s Te Puna Hauora. FIONA CASSIE talks to the president of the National Council of Māori Nurses and other Te Puna nurses about their approach to chronic conditions and whānau ora. And how nurses can't be all things to all people.
New Māori scorecard for nursing schools
The first “league table” ranking nursing schools’ performance in supporting Māori nursing students shows wide disparity in student success rates.
Telehealth research: empowering patients and freeing up nurses?
Can telehealth monitors in the home help nurses and doctors care for more patients with chronic conditions? Preliminary results from the country’s second telehealth research project – ASSET – indicate the answer is probably “yes”. FIONA CASSIE reports.
Taima Campbell: Time for a change
FIONA CASSIE talks to former Auckland District Health executive director of nursing Taima Campbell about her decade at the helm, Māori workforce development and her plans for the future.
News briefs including: More nurses in schools/ Oz aged care package get nurses’ backing/ Innovative RNFSA and HCA training underway/ NZ hospital productivity ‘bucks trend’/ Toolkit to improve elective patient flow/ New ACC patient handling guidelines/ Strong cultural life enhances Māori elders
BRIEFS INCLUDING:Nga Manukura pilot to commence/ Workplace computer access/ Avoid food list released/ Cancer programme for Maori
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
More support post-miscarriage needed says PhD scholar
Better funding is needed to improve the health workforce’s support of women after miscarriage, says midwife Cassie Kenney whose PhD looked at miscarriage.
Where are all the Māori nurses and midwives...?
MARGARETH BROODKOORN LOOKS AT RECENT INITIATIVES TO BOOST THE NUMBER OF MĀORI NURSES AND MIDWIVES
New PDRP offered to Māori nurses
Māori nurses in the community are being offered the first recognised professional development programme for Māori nurses by Māori nursing leadership. Huarahi Whakatu is a professional development recognition programme (PDRP) developed by national Māori workforce development centre Te Rau Matatini in partnership with Te Ao Maramatanga (the New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses), with support from Nga Ngaru Hauora o Aotearoa and approved by the Nursing Council. It is specifically targeted at Māori nurses working in non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
He Whakaaro Noiho
RHOENA and PATRICK DAVIS consider Waitangi Day and the Treaty of Waitangi
Research highlights strengths and weaknesses in Māori providers
The significance of Maori nurses in the “leadership, development and maintenance” of Maori health providers cannot be underestimated, a research report states.