From the archives

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    New Te Reo terms for mental health go global

    7 July 2017

    News of a new Māori glossary translating and creating 200 words in Te Reo for mental health and disability issues has gone global.

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    MH nurses morale lowest for decades says PSA organiser

    6 July 2017

    Morale amongst mental health nurses is at the lowest ebb since he began working in the sector more than 25 years ago, says mental health nurses organiser Ashok Shankar.

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    MH nursing vacancies create pressure

    5 July 2017

    High vacancy rates for mental health nurses were not new but still concerning with nurses sometimes overwhelmed by patient demand, say nursing leaders.

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    UK nurse numbers falling: working conditions one of top reasons

    4 July 2017

    For the first time in recent history more nurses and midwives left the United Kingdom workforce than joined, new figures from the UK's Nursing and Midwifery Council reveal.

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    Southern nursing leadership shake-up

    4 July 2017

    Strong opposition to nursing leadership changes at Southern District Health Board has seen some positions saved but major job changes are still afoot.

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    "Just so crazy": nursing student meets Queen

    3 July 2017

    "Follow your passions" is the advice shared by the Otago Polytechnic student whose work founding an anti-bullying group saw her receiving a special award from the Queen.

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    NZNO: health budget shortfall 'irresponsible'

    3 July 2017

    Nurses' union NZNO leaders are describing as "irresponsible" an estimated $101 million funding shortfall in national health services – like public health and workforce training – included in the latest CTU budget analysis 

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    Call for no 'bullying' tactics with 'vaccinate or mask' policy

    30 June 2017

    Nursing union NZNO is calling for no 'bullying tactics' by Waikato District Health Board as the board's 'vaccinate or mask' policy comes into effect with the declaring of the flu season.

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    Historic pay rises start tomorrow

    30 June 2017

    The historic and long-awaited pay jump for aged care and community caregivers comes into affect tomorrow – five years after the landmark pay equity case was filed.  But debate continues, reports INsite magazine, over whether the cost of the 15 to 50 per cent pay rise will be fully funded by the government.

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    Flu and mask season underway at Waikato

    29 June 2017

    Unvaccinated nurses – and hospital visitors – will be expected to mask up when with patients from Monday onwards at Waikato hospitals after the 'flu season was declared.

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    Scholarships closing soon

    28 June 2017

    Applications for scholarships to attend this year's Nursing Informatics conference close this Friday and a scholarship to attend a respiratory conference in Milan close in a fortnight.

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    'Self-vaccination' a possibility after flu patch trial

    28 June 2017

    A flu 'patch' that doesn't need a nurse to administer or 'cold chain' storage has been successfully trialled as an alternative to the traditional flu shot, says a study published in the Lancet today.

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    Typhoid outbreak 'shortcomings' created undue public concern

    27 June 2017

    Communication and cultural 'shortcomings' are highlighted in a review of the Auckland typhoid outbreak that hit a Pacific church congregation earlier this year.

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    Sugar tax and water-only pledge

    27 June 2017

    Political parties were grilled about their stance on a sugar tax at a conference run yesterday by advocacy group Fighting Sugary in Soft Drinks (FIZZ), the New Zealand Herald reports.  At the one day conference the New Zealand soft drink manufacturing body also unveiled its pledge for all members to only sell bottled water to primary and intermediate schools.

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    Sugar labelled the new tobacco

    26 June 2017

    Sugar has been labelled the "new tobacco" by scientists concerned by just how much of it we are now consuming, reports the New Zealand Herald in the lead-up to today's FIZZ symposium  in Auckland.

Archived issues

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    Patients and PJs: an unhealthy relationship?

    10 May 2017

    Getting hospital patients out of their pyjamas and into clothes has became a worldwide social media-led movement. FIONA CASSIE finds out about #endPJparalysis and the Christchurch nurse leader behind it.

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    Filipino nurses: our fastest-growing nursing workforce

    10 May 2017

    Filipino nurses are fast becoming a mainstay of the New Zealand health and aged care sector. FIONA CASSIE gained some insights into the nursing culture in the Philippines – a country estimated to have up to a staggering 200,000 unemployed nurses – during a brief visit to Manila, including why we shouldn’t take this workforce for granted.

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    Kiwi Filipino nurses supporting ex-pats down under

    10 May 2017

    Monina Gesmundo struggles sometimes when she reads media reports of New Zealand nursing graduates finding it hard to get their first nursing jobs.

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    Should I stay or should I go now?

    10 May 2017

    FIONA CASSIE talks to Filipino nursing leaders about Filipino pay and working conditions, what makes them stay and how they hope to entice others to stay or return to the Philippines.

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    International Nurses Day: make your voice heard

    10 May 2017

    This year’s International Nurses Day (IND) toolkit has a Kiwi flavour. Nursing Review talks to JILL WILKINSON about her contribution to a resource used by more than 20 million nurses worldwide.

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    Natural diversity: understanding and supporting intersex people

    10 May 2017

    Not all people are ‘typical’ males or females. Nurse educator CRAIG WATERWORTH is keen to raise awareness amongst nurses about intersex people so they can be better supported.

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    10 May 2017

    Check out these nursing website recommendations from Kathy Holloway. 

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    Health navigator app of the month

    10 May 2017

    FoodSwitch - Health Navigator review of a NZ-developed nutrition app that helps people find out more about the food products available on their local supermarket shelf. 

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    Virtual clinics make their mark

    10 May 2017

    Three nurses from diverse specialties share case studies of using telehealth technology to make life simpler for their patients.

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    HCA training: making a difference to both staff and patients

    10 May 2017

    Nurse educator LYNLEY DAVIDSON outlines the impact a training framework for Waitemata District Health Board’s healthcare assistants has made on both HCAs and patient care.

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    Time management: tips for busy nurse leaders

    10 May 2017

    Nursing Review asked some nursing leaders to share some of their best time management tips.

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    Student nurses: leaders in the making

    10 May 2017

    CATHLEEN ASPINALL argues that fresh eyes and critical thinking means nursing students can be leaders from their undergraduate days onwards and outlines how she and her students helped spur Nursing Review's new student-focused section.

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    Reflection: on the cultural protocols of a death

    10 May 2017

    RENAE PORTER, a third year nursing student at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, reflects on the clinical, cultural and personal experience following the release of a tūpāpaku (deceased person’s body).

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    Reflection: on being both a learner and a critical observer

    10 May 2017

    TRISTIN SLATER, a third year student nurse at the University of Auckland, reflects on trying to administer a tetanus injection to an attack victim.

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    Nursing study tips: cultural safety articles

    10 May 2017

    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).

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    New resources: supervision to portfolios

    10 May 2017

    LIZ MANNING outlines a raft of new resources developed by the College of Nurses.

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    Upcoming conferences

    10 May 2017

    Check out this comprehensive list of nursing conferences coming up around the country this year.

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    Bulletin board

    10 May 2017

    Check out our Bulletin Board notices of new resources, reviews, consultations, changes and awards etc

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    Nurses on the move

    10 May 2017

    Nurses on the move

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    Reflection: missing the moment

    10 May 2017

    Looking back on a missed moment when caring for a stabbing victim has third year student nurse TRISTIN SLATER reflecting on patient advocacy, autonomy and how learning between nursing students and registered nurses doesn't have to only be one way.*