Clinical Governance/Management


April 2017 VOL. 15 (2)

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    Patients and PJs: an unhealthy relationship?

    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

    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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    International Nurses Day: make your voice heard

    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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    HCA training: making a difference to both staff and patients

    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

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

February 2017 Vol. 15 (1)

August 2016 Vol. 16 (4)

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    Bullying and the 'caring profession'

    Bullying is prevalent in New Zealand workplaces and the ‘caring profession’ is far from an exception. Nursing Review reports on some challenging research on nurse bullying, some nurse leader thoughts on bullying and a nurse manager’s project to encourage nurses to be kinder to each other.

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    Try a little kindness

    Nursing Review talks to nurse manager MIKAELA SHANNON about a project to encourage and role model caring and kindness between nurses.

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    Career path: charge nurse manager

    Graduating in a tight job market saw JO PRIOR cross the Tasman for her first job. That job sparked an interest in emergency nursing into a passion that has seen her working within or near an ED for most of her career.

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    Starched cuffs to university caps: one nursing leader's journey

    After nearly 50 years in nursing and 35 years in nursing education JUDY KILPATRICK is set to retire at the end of the year. The self-declared “happy chappie” talks to FIONA CASSIE about a lucky career spanning starched cuffs, life-threatening illness and major milestones for the nursing profession.

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    Nursing education: freeing up nursing to make a difference

    Nursing Review looks back with recently retired SUSAN JACOBS on three decades of nurse education change.

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    Super city collaboration for better mental health

    A tsunami of mental health challenges on the horizon is helping to bring PHC nursing leaders across the Auckland isthmus together. FIONA CASSIE finds out more about the resulting collaborative project to upskill primary health nurses in mental health and addiction.

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    Professional boundaries: how close is too close

    When is a nurse at risk of jeopardising being a ‘good nurse’ in their eagerness to be a ‘good neighbour’ or ‘good teammate’? PATRICIA McCLUNIE-TRUST uses a case study to work through some of the professional boundary issues that nurses can face.

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    Safe staffing: what forces make a shift safe or unsafe?

    Nurses driving home from work probably know whether a shift felt ‘safe’ or ‘unsafe’. PhD researcher RHONDA McKELVIE wants to talk to nurses about the forces influencing safe, or unsafe, staffing.

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    Cultural safety and relational practice: ways of being with ourselves and others

    How nurses relate to patients is integral to nursing. In their first article, KATRINA FYERS and SALLIE GREENWOOD looked at developing reflective skills to support self-knowledge and culturally safe practice. They now consider how self-knowledge enhances the concept of relational practice and draw examples from their research. 

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    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.

April 2016 Vol 16 (2)

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    Q & A with Carey Campbell

    Carey Campbell is director of nursing for Southern Cross Hospital's 800 nurses and chair of the private surgical hospitals directors of nursing group. Find out about her career to date, her wishes for the nursing workforce and why she wonders whether her love of fishing is compatible with one of her favourite movies...

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    Post-disaster self-care: do nurses practice what they preach?

    How nurses responded to the challenges of post-quake Christchurch was the focus of a research project by the Joint Centre for Disaster Research. Nursing Review reports on centre researcher ZOE MOUNSEY’s presentation to the recent People in Disasters conference, where she shared insights on nurses’ coping mechanisms.

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    Post-disaster: finding the time to care

    Research into insights gained by a ‘rapid scan’ survey of Nurse Maude’s district nurses 18 months after the February 2011 Canterbury earthquake was also shared at the People in Disasters Conference.

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    Patient safety: keeping it real by walking the wards

    Ensuring health leaders are in touch with what’s happening at the bedside is a major motivation of Counties Manukau’s Patient Safety Leadership Walk Rounds. Counties Manukau nursing and improvement leaders Jacqui Wynne-Jones, Lynne Maher and Bev McClelland contributed to this article, outlining the background, format and results of leaders ‘walking the wards’.

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    International Nurses Day: resilience in the health system

    To be a force for change nurses need to be part of a resilient health system. The sub-theme for this year’s International Nurses Day (IND) on 12 May is ‘Improving health systems’ resilience’. Nursing Review looks at the IND kit* on the theme and the tragic consequences when systems fail.

February 2016 Vol 16 (1)

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    Q&A with Dr Frances Hughes

    Find out more about kiwi nurse Dr Frances Hughes who is the southern hemisphere's first CEO of the International Council of Nurses. She took her up her Geneva-based post in February and on her 'bucket list' is learning another language...

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    Fun in the ward: Stories of the good old, bad old days

    Nurse researcher JOCE STEWART believes some fun and camaraderie in the ward can only be healthy for both nurses and patients. Nursing Review shares tales of laughter, mischief and collegiality amongst nurses in the 1970s and 1980s from Stewart’s thesis oral history research.

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    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.

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    When nurses grieve

    FIONA ROWAN asks how well the caring profession cares for its own when nurses lose loved ones and shares findings from her survey of 70 bereaved nurses that indicate New Zealand could do better.

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    Caring for colleagues: Noticing factors leading to disciplinary action

    PATRICIA McCLUNIE-TRUST looks at caring for nursing colleagues who are close to the edge and shares insights gathered from her research into Health Practitioners’ Disciplinary Tribunal misconduct cases.

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    Empathy: Does nursing have a monopoly?

    Are nursing students more empathetic than their medical colleagues? Former nurse and medical education advisor Dr Peter Gallagher* and colleagues set out to test this hypothesis. Nursing Review reports that the findings may surprise.

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    Nurses step up to meet demand for specialist eye treatment

    New Zealand’s ageing population is experiencing an upsurge in common age-related eye diseases. Clinical nurse specialist VICKY MIYEONG YOU reports on an innovation at Greenlane Eye Centre that has seen nurses trained to deliver collaborative specialist treatment for one of these diseases – wet macular degeneration.

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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.

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. 

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    Gaining a nursing master’s before you master nursing?

    Is New Zealand ready for new graduate nurses with master’s degrees? Fiona Cassie reports on the advent of graduate-entry nursing programmes.

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    Why aren’t nurses keeping ahead of the IT tsunami?

    Too few nurses are actively involved in the IT projects impacting on everyday nursing care of patients. Nursing Review reports on Kim Mundell’s recent speech to the National Nursing Informatics Conference on why more nurses need to be involved and what barriers may be getting in the way.

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    Electronic alerts a step closer

    Paperless capture of vital signs is another step closer at Canterbury District Health Board with the rollout of electronic patient observations software and an early warning score (EWS) system now underway in the first ward. Nursing Review reports

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    UPDATE: Time to rethink the 12-hour shift?

    Since Nursing Review published this shift work article earlier this year, New Zealand researchers have released a major literature review of the error rates of nurses working 12-hour shifts. 

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    In Balance: The Fit Between Work and Other Life Commitments

    Is your New Year resolution to have a better “work-life balance” in 2016? As a Christmas and Summer bonus we have updated and re-published our first ever RRR professional development article & activity that looks at just that topic. 

October 2015 Vol 15 (5)

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    Q&A with Grant Brookes

    Grant Brookes is the newly elected president of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation. Find out what motivated him to combine the 'gentle art of nursing with the rougher one of political activity'  Also what magazine he is most likely to browse in the supermarket checkout...

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    One-stop-shop for books, coffee and child health

    Rotorua is well on the way to having a New Zealand-first  – if not a world-first – combination of a child health hub and a public library.  FIONA CASSIE talks to Gary Lees, the director of nursing for Lakes District Health Board to find out more.

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    Hand hygiene: to glove or not to glove?

    To glove or not to glove? Is it ‘nobler’ and safer for nurses to increasingly wear gloves when caring for patients? Fiona Cassie finds out the answer from British infection control researcher Dr Jennie Wilson.

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    Flu shot: masking the issue?

    Three Waikato DHB frontline staff were suspended this winter for refusing to wear a mask after declining the flu vaccine. FIONA CASSIE looks at the sometimes fraught issue of infection control campaigns that aim to reduce the risk of influenza by increasing the vaccination levels of nurses and other healthcare workers.

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    Pressure injuries: reporting brings results

    Attempts to have pressure injury data regularly collected and reported as a nationwide quality indicator have been unsuccessful to date. But four district health boards decided not to wait for the rest of the country. FIONA CASSIE finds out about the Northern Region’s successful campaign to reduce harm from pressure injuries. 

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    Steady but slow steps towards RN prescribing

    Nursing Review updates the next steps towards widened registered nurse prescribing in, hopefully, 2016.

August 2015 Vol 15 (4)

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    Nurse leadership: having the bottle to make a difference

    Outrage at yet another bottle store opening in her down, but far from out, community stung Christchurch practice nurse KAREN CARPENTER into action. FIONA CASSIE talks to the Aranui nurse about her successful campaign, her resulting community leadership award and her realisation that nurses can make a difference.

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    Career path: clinical nurse director

    To’a Fereti shares her ‘accidental’ career path to be clinical nurse director in charge of 600 nurses – the first Pacific nurse to hold the post.

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    Career path: mental health nurse educator

    A tight job market on graduation saw MEL GREEN enter mental health, then a supportive new graduate programme after realising how nursing can make a difference to people’s mental illness experience. Leadership opportunities saw her make it a career.

  • Jinsu Shinoy

    Career path: aged residential care (clinical services manager)

    Migrating to New Zealand saw JINSU SHINOY fall into a job in residential aged care and never look back.

  • Jo Ann Walton

    Where are our nursing leaders? Closer than you think

    OPINION: JO ANN WALTON says it is time to stop hoping some ‘mythical matrons’ – a la Florence – will emerge to lead the nursing profession to new heights. Instead, she argues, it is time to recognise the everyday leaders working amongst us.

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    Graduate incomes: How nursing stacks up… and falls down

    How does a young nurse’s income stack up against those of his or her peers who become teachers or lawyers? Do we lose more young nurses overseas than other professions? Why does the average income of nurse graduates plateau and fall after five years? FIONA CASSIE reports on two Ministry of Education studies about young graduates’ incomes and destinations.

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    Postgraduate funding steady for 2016

    It is now around eight years since funding for postgraduate nursing study was decentralised to district health boards.

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    Nurses unconvinced by positive PA evaluation

    A positive evaluation of a Health Workforce New Zealand-funded physician assistant (PA) pilot in primary health has been released. HWNZ has no plans to take further steps to initiate a PA training programme but more US-trained PAs are being sought by practices and an application for regulation of the role is in the pipeline. FIONA CASSIE reports.

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    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.

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    Nurse attrition rate a cause for concern

    The Nursing Council of New Zealand recently released the latest report in its Nursing Cohort longitudinal study, which includes an update on the number of nurses registered in the 2005/06 year who are still nursing in New Zealand. While the numbers, including new data on nurses first registered in 2012/13, are worryingly low, it’s not all doom and gloom. FIONA CASSIE reports.

June 2015 Vol 15 (3)

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    InterRAI - the tight and tiring race to meet mandatory deadline

    From 1 July – after a somewhat hurried and harried introduction – interRAI will be the mandatory clinical assessment tool for nurses to use in residential aged care facilities nationwide. FIONA CASSIE catches up with some nursing leaders as facilities head down the home straight in a race to meet the deadline to train nurses in an already time and resource-stretched sector.

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    ‘Job swap’ scheme filling GAP in aged care training

    Two years on, Canterbury’s Gerontology Acceleration Programme (GAP) is seen as having a positive impact directly and indirectly on the aged care nursing workforces involved.

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    'Just a rest home nurse': helping make aged care nurses more visible and valued

    Professional isolation was highlighted as an issue for the aged residential care sector in Waikato back in 2011.

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    LARK leadership and catheters recharge career

    After two decades in aged care without any study, Sabya Mohan is now enrolled for not one but two diplomas and is on the clinical nurse specialist pathway. She tells FIONA CASSIE how Waikato’s LARK leadership programme, and her change project on catheterisation, reinvigorated her career.

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    Better LTC self-management - starting small and thinking big

    Counties Manukau District Health Board is entering its fifth year of successive campaigns to foster community answers to better self-management of long-term conditions (LTC) and fewer hospital admissions. FIONA CASSIE finds out more about the latest campaign, Manaaki Hauora, and about 'Huff and Puff'; just one of the 20 plus projects now underway.

April 2015 Vol 15 (2)

February 2015 Vol 15 (1)

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    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.

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    Coping with shiftwork: is there a perfect roster?

    Shiftwork isn’t natural, and long-term it isn’t healthy – but it is essential for modern health care. So the challenge is to minimise the risks and maximise any lifestyle benefits. FIONA CASSIE talks to a sleep physiologist and nurse leaders to find out how to do just that.

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    Mental health matters: boosting nurses’ wellbeing

    Four years on, Christchurch’s nurses are still driving on bumpy roads to workplaces that are often temporary or under repair before returning to a home that may still be cracked or leaking. And with a $650 million rebuild, redevelopment and reshuffle of hospital services underway over the next four years and increasing demand for mental health services, it seems there is little relief in sight.

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    Wellbeing messages relevant to all

    FIONA CASSIE talks to SUE TURNER, manager of Canterbury’s All Right? wellbeing initiative, about one small silver lining of the quakes – people’s awareness of their own mental health – and how All Right? is helping people restore and maintain their personal wellbeing.

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    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.

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    A decade on: MECA pay talks underway again

    On 28 February the fourth national MECA pay agreement between 20 district health boards and the New Zealand Nurses Organistion expired. FIONA CASSIE backgrounds the talks and some of the history leading up to the latest negotiations.

December 2014 Vol 14 (6)

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    Simulation the answer to relieve pressured nurses?

    Can you halve the time student nurses spend on the ward or with a nurse in the community and still train a clinically competent nurse? A major US study has proven you can by replacing half the traditional clinical placement hours with quality simulation scenarios. 

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    Bye bye bed chart, hello electronic 'obs'

    The country's first public hospital is a step closer to farewelling the paper chart at the end of the bed and replacing it with electronic recording of nursing observations and automatic alerting of a high-risk early warning score (EWS). FIONA CASSIE finds out more.

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    Electronic whiteboard frees up nursing time

    JODIE and PETER WOOD report on how a Whangarei Hospital orthopaedics ward developed a customised electronic whiteboard to give nurses patient details at a glance and help free up more time for direct patient care.

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    Smartphone speeds up ED to ward bed transition

    Whangarei nurse PETER WOODS outlines how using a smartphone cut out the 'middleman' and got ED patients more quickly allocated a ward bed.

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    Nursing research finds presenteeism steps up risk of missed care

    "One nurse … six bells ... maths doesn't work" – New Zealand's first missed care research finds, not surprisingly, that missing patient care is a reality in Kiwi nursing, although relatively rare. FIONA CASSIE talks to research leader Dr Clare Harvey about the trends found, including the high level of 'working-when-sick' reported and its link to increased missed care.

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    Wearing two hats at one time: nurse managers on the ward

    FIONA CASSIE reports on KERRI-ANN HUGHES’ initial research findings into the support and barriers that help and hinder nurse managers in their work.

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    Turning ward chaos into order: data is the key

    If your ward is chaos, the best argument for more staffing is hard data, says Cherrie Lowe, the Australian nurse founder and CEO of patient acuity software system TrendCare. FIONA CASSIE reports on Lowe's presentation to the recent NZNO nurse managers conference, including a major benchmarking study analysing 9.9 million nursing shifts.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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)

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    Q&A with Anne Brebner

    New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses President Anne Brebner describes her career progression, what she loves most about being a nurse leader, and how she would improve the New Zealand health system.

August 2014 Vol 14 (4)

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    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.

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    More PHC nursing leaders needed with a capital ‘L’

    Public Hospitals had matrons, but publicly funded, privately owned general practices have no such nurse leadership tradition. In 2014, more than a decade on from the Primary Health Care (PHC) Strategy launch, nursing leadership in the sector remains ad hoc. FIONA CASSIE finds out more and why there are calls for PHC nursing to have a consistent leadership structure across the country – and soon.

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    Directors of nursing: Caught between a rock and a hard place?

    Are today’s directors of nursing “disempowered” and “disconnected”? Kerri-Ann Hughes’ PhD research attempts to “make sense” of where (and if) nursing power sits in New Zealand’s public hospital system.

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    Fast-track leadership path for new nurses

    Catch them young. Waikato DHB last year launched a leadership programme for high-flying nurses who stood out in their new graduate year. Some are now moving on to do their PhDs and other DHBs are adopting the model. FIONA CASSIE finds out more about the unabashedly “elitist” programme.

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    Career paths: Four nurses’ journeys

    Nursing Review once again asked some nurses from across the country in senior roles to tell us what path they followed to where they are today. They each have a good story to tell, from schoolgirl volunteering to careers being diverted by motherhood, and of job options closed in their chosen area but opening in another, plus the importance of role models and mentors. They share tips on career planning and the skills, qualities, and qualifications helpful in their roles.

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    Nurse endoscopists: the evolution of a new nursing role

    If New Zealand is to cut back the death rate from our second biggest cancer killer – bowel cancer – we need a bigger endoscopy workforce. After some years of investigation and preparation, Health Minister Tony Ryall fast-tracked the pace recently by announcing training of New Zealand’s first nurse endoscopists is to get underway early next year. FIONA CASSIE talks to Jenni Masters and Ruth Anderson about the big steps required to shift from wanting a new nursing role to making it a viable reality.

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    Maintaining appropriate boundaries with patients

    There’s a slippery slope between going the extra mile for a patient or their family and crossing the threshold into inappropriate behaviour. Nurse-turned-solicitor ROBIN KAY explores the boundaries of this tricky issue.

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    Career path: mental health nurse case study

    Role modeling by nurse leaders and pushes by a mentor helped Mental health nurse educator KATHY MOORE’s career “fall” into place.

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    Career path: aged care nurse case study

    Rest home nurse manager SUE MILTON sewed the seed for her passion for gerontology during volunteer work as a school girl.

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    Career path: primary & pacific nurse case study

    PHO clinical manager BARBARA VARDEY says until recently she has been an ‘accidental tourist’ along her career path.

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    Career paths: Nicky Graham

    Surgical nursing director NICKY GRAHAM’s initial career path diverted from paediatric to adult surgery and she hasn’t looked back.

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    Canterbury PHC nursing stalwart moves on

    Seventeen years after stepping into her pioneering role as a Canterbury primary health care nursing leader Shelley Frost has stepped down to concentrate on national roles

May 2014 Vol 14 (2)

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    Caring about or caring for patients?

    Is a nurse showering a patient or brushing their hair an indulgence we can longer expect in today’s hectic wards? Is team nursing and delegation of more and more personal care to health care assistants the logical and inevitable next step? FIONA CASSIE finds out more about models of care in today’s acute hospitals.

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    Team model shaken, showered, shifted & survived

    There are probably fewer more challenging tests of teamwork than a 6.3 magnitude earthquake turning your ward into an indoor waterfall, followed by having to evacuate patients on mattresses down a sodden stairwell in ongoing aftershocks.

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    Nurses want to shower their patient

    Asking a hospital aide to shower a surgical patient with wound dressings, drains, drips and feeding tubes is no easy step for nurse or aide.

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    Capital and Coast DHB: Short Stay Unit

    Traditional models of care also don’t fit non-traditional forms of acute care services.

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    International Nurses Day ‘Heroes’

    Once again, to celebrate International Nurses Day, Nursing Review invited district health boards across the country to contribute stories on nursing ‘heroes’ in their region. We received stories on some of the unsung, innovative, compassionate, high-achieving and dedicated nurses that make up the New Zealand nursing workforce.

March 2014 Vol 14 (1)

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    Q&A with Denise Kivell

    Find out the three 'masters' that director of nursing Denise Kivell serves. And the chair of NENZ (Nurse Executives of New Zealand) globetrotting dream meal...

January 2014 Vol 13 (8)

November 2013 Vol 13 (7)

September 2013 Vol 13 (6)

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    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.

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    You trained to be a nurse: what gives you the right to lead?

    Director of nursing SONIA GAMBLEN asks whether being a good nurse qualifies you to become a manager and leader, and she reflects on what characteristics and skills that nurse leaders need to foster or acquire.

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    First PDRP fast-tracked in response to decade of discontent

    Twenty-five years on, JOCELYN PEACH looks back at the discontent, health reforms, and courageous leadership that prompted the speedy development of the first PDRP (professional development and recognition programme) and the legacy of that 1988 action.

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    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.

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    NEWS: Nursing Council restructuring/ Challenge thrown to PHC nurses/

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    Appointments Update

July 2013 Vol 13 (5)

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    Q&A with Dr Deborah Rowe

    Find out what Nursing Council chair, neonatal ICU nurse, nursing school lecturer and nurse consultant Dr Deborah Rowe squeezes into her spare time. And what she dreams of doing in Ireland someday.

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    Memo Musa: Morale, leadership, and football boots

    FIONA CASSIE talks to new NZNO chief executive MEMO MUSA 20 days into the job about his new role, new constitutions, and nursing leadership … plus a little bit about football and gardening.

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    NEWS including: New graduate job data online/ Meningitis research highlights sharing drinks risk/ Nursing ePortfolio to be rolled out/ Kiwi nurse in Oz honours list

April 2013 Vol 13 (4)

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    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.

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    Q&A with Gary Lees

    Gary Lees came to New Zealand to take up his current position as nursing director of Lakes DHB and went on to become chair of nurse leaders group NENZ. Find out how an interest in psychology lead him to nursing, how he helps out his kids on a Sunday and why his chain mail shirt is getting rusty...

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    New leadership structure criticised and defended by FIONA CASSIE

    The country’s once Magnet health service – Hutt Valley District Health Board – is being criticised for ‘eroding’ nursing power under its new merged leadership structure with neighbouring Wairarapa DHB.

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    NEWS briefs including: *New nurse leaders appointed/ *About 200 nurses affected by migration changes/ *New STI resource for health professionals***

February 2013

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    Counting nurses in his sleep

    Des Gorman, chair of Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ), says that he’s losing sleep worrying about the looming nursing shortfall. FIONA CASSIE talks to him about his disappointment at last year’s nursing criticism of HWNZ’s performance and why nursing will be a top priority in 2013.

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    More from Des Gorman: chauvinism, prescribing, nurse practitioners and physician assistants

    Des Gorman rejects nursing criticism that HWNZ’s innovations have been poorly planned and taken a fragmented approach.

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    What next for nursing & HWNZ?

    Nursing and Health Workforce New Zealand agree on the urgency of nursing issues and are gingerly moving forward after meeting in the wake of nursing’s severe criticism of HWNZ’s performance to date.

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    A nurse's dozen

    When Geoff Annals stepped into the NZNO chief executive’s job in 2001 – a year of strikes and strife – it was a fill-in post for three months. Leaving nearly 12 years later he talks to FIONA CASSIE about some of the good, the bad, and the cyclical in nursing in that time.

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    Is 60 the new 50? The ageing nurse workforce

    You’re as old as you feel. Whether nurses feel wiser or worn -  more and more are nursing into their 60s and beyond. Persuading even more baby boomers to delay retirement is increasingly high on the agenda as we face the double whammy of an ageing population – more nurses due to retire at the same time as more demand for health services. Nursing Review looks at what nursing can do to better support older nurses to keep nursing.

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    Taking each year as it comes

    Reluctant to miss out on her OE, Carolyn Sengelow headed off to London to nurse nearly 40 years after starting her nursing training.

December 2012

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    Gen Y nurses: happy to be nurses … but for how long?

    Most young nurses are passionate about their career choice ­ for now, at least. As many feel little long-term loyalty to a profession that leaves them feeling tired, stressed, and underappreciated, FIONA CASSIE talks to researcher Dr Isabel Jamieson about the workforce implications of her survey of more than 350 Generation Y nurses.

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    Letter from the Editor

    Communication – one of the 6Cs

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    Lessons from the disaster zone – twice over

    Dr Frances Hughes doesn’t court disasters but they have a habit of finding her. The former chief nurse was in New Jersey on a Fulbright scholarship studying post-disaster lessons when Hurricane Sandy hit. FIONA CASSIE reports on her latest literal lesson.

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    News Briefs

    *HWNZ ‘trivialising’ nursing concerns /*Poaching’ of ENs to Oz could grow /*Nursing Council ‘effective’ but needs greater transparency /*Three-way contest now for NZNO presidency / Appointments****

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    Nursing Council merger push still divides

    The push to merge the Nursing Council’s regulatory and support services with the 15 other regulatory authorities continues with a detailed business case being developed.

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    ICN: NZ voice at International Council of Nurses

    FIONA CASSIE catches up with International Council of Nurses director Marion Guy about her role on the 113-year-old federation of nursing organisation’s board and efforts to make ICN more sustainable.

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    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.

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    Q&A with Jo Goodhew

    Check out what nursing skill that former nurse and associate health minister Jo Goodhew think has helped her political life.

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    Nurses' review the year that was: 2012

    Nursing Review asks senior nurses in fields from health promotion to family planning and education to aged care to give a report card on how health and nursing fared in 2012 and what they want for 2013.

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    Child protection: being safe not sorry: training to protect...

    The White Paper for Vulnerable Children was a major new policy plank for 2012 and training all ‘front line professionals’ in detecting child abuse and neglect is one of its key aims. FIONA CASSIE finds out more about why child protection training is important for nurses.

November 2012

September 2012

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    Auckland DHBs slower off mark with safe staffing tools

    Better patient workload prediction and improved rostering of staff to match can help meet the challenging demands of the modern health care system, says Jane O’Malley, Ministry of Health Chief Nurse.

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    NZQA review changes overseas-trained nursing pathways

    Nursing schools and the Nursing Council continue to agree to disagree over the reasons behind a review of two bridging degree programmes for overseas nurses but all say they are now ready to move on.

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    HEALTH LITERACY: patient-centred communication is still the answer

    This edition's RRR (Reading, reflection and application in reality) looks at what health literacy means for nursing and finds that patient-centred communication is still the answer.

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    ‘Dishing the dirt’ on hand hygiene

    Keeping your hands clean? Maybe not. National statistics show Kiwi nurses are missing one in three occasions they should be reaching for the hand gel. FIONA CASSIE looks at the Hand Hygiene New Zealand programme.

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    Pressure Injuries: an ugly sore on the health system

    They rarely grab the headlines but thousands of New Zealanders each year get preventable pressure injuries – and some die. FIONA CASSIE looks at new guidelines, the new name, and new efforts to heal this health system scar.

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    Sensitivity over nurse sensitive indicators

    Pressure injuries are one barometer for the quality of nursing care.

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    Q&A with Jenny Carryer

    Find out why this Nursing Professor and executive director of the College of Nurses Aotearoa (NZ) loves to zumba and whether she'd recommend nursing to the next generation.

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    Shape-up call for primary health care

    New Zealand Nurses Organisation policy advisor Jill Clendon took a look at the New Zealand general practice model of primary health care and found it lacking at the recent primary health care nurses conference.

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    Staffing pressure and ethical clashes behind moral distress

    Research indicating nearly half of nurses have considered quitting their job because of moral distress hit a chord recently. FIONA CASSIE talks to researcher Martin Wood about moral distress and why we can’t keep ignoring its toll.

July 2012

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    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.

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    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.

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    Diabetes nursing: checked out but not checked off

    From July 1, free Get Checked diabetes annual reviews are no longer. Funding for the maligned scheme gave a kickstart to many nurse-led diabetes clinics in primary care. What happens next?

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    Q&A with Geoff Annals

    NZNO chief executive Geoff Annals first career choice was farming. Find out how he got from a high country farm to the head of the country's largest nursing organisation and union.

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    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.

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    News briefs including: Nurse researchers seek more dementia carers/ Online cultural competency training/ Dementia Co-operative in action/ Nurse heads new Health Promotion Agency/Correction / Auckland DHB nurse shortages

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    New nurses' guide to not losing face through Facebook

    The first social media guide to help Kiwi nurses avoid stepping over the professional line in their online life has been released.

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    NP champions to replace NPAC

    Nurse practitioner champions and the National Nursing Organisations group are proposed to take over the work of the Nurse Practitioners Advisory Committee (NPAC-NZ) that has been wound up after a decade’s work.

May 2012

March 2012

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    Nurses and smoking: where does duty of care end?

    About one in seven nurses smoke. Should they know better? Quitting is easier said than done. FIONA CASSIE talks to smokefree nurse advocates and nurse smokers about the battle to quit. And shares some top tips and research for nurses wanting to quit.

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    Shiftwork nursing: Sugar, snacking and erratic eating

    A pilot study into erratic eating in shiftworking nurses and doctors raises questions about the health risks of shiftwork. FIONA CASSIE talks to researcher Anne Jaquiery.

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    Stress-proofing yourself

    Annette Milligan, a nurse entrepreneur who has run stress management courses and seminars for 24 years, shares some of her top stress-proofing tips.

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    Work-life balance 'in balance': the fit between work and other life commitments

    RRR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ARTICLE:  Work-life balance? We attach great cultural significance to the close of one year and start of another, whether dated by the Gregorian or Chinese calendar, Matariki or a more personal anniversary. Times of transition prompt review and reflection, prediction, and planning. Many of us will have taken stock of last year, wondered how we did it all, and resolved to better balance ‘work’ and ‘life’. In this learning activity, we’ll take a look at what work-life balance means – theoretically, critically and personally – by reviewing some of the themes most relevant to the experiences of nurses in New Zealand.   BY SHELLEY JONES

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    Overcoming 'Imposter syndrome': your voice does count

    So you want to make friends and influence people? Nurse leader JO ANN WALTON shares her top tips for making your voice count.

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    A modern nursing apprenticeship: back to the future?

    Taranaki’s radical new nursing degree sees first year students into hands-on practice from just week two of training. Nursing Review finds out more.

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    Patients as best teachers

    Listening to patients and their whānau is a learning experience nurses can’t afford to ignore. Nursing Review talks to Taima Campbell about her keynote address to last year’s Australian Nurse Educators Conference.

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    Personality testing: finding a nurses’ ‘instinctive style’

    What is your ‘instinctive style’? A trial of a personality test by one of the country’s largest general practice group indicates nurses gravitate to roles that reflect their ‘innate strengths’.

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    Q&A with Jane O'Malley

    Find out more about Ministry of Health chief Jane O'Malley's nursing career spanning New York to Greymouth and her favourite movies of all time.

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    Nursing research: e-cohort nurses' survey funds run out

    A lack of funding has seen the longitudinal e-cohort survey of New Zealand and Australian nurses come to a halt after only five years.

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    Workforce planning looks to the future

    BRENDA WRAIGHT of Health Workforce New Zealand and chief nurse JANE O’MALLEY share their overview of nursing workforce strategies past and into the future.

December 2011

August 2011

March 2010

  • Nursing leadership more important than ever, says former chief nurse

    Tough times in the health sector are not the times to disinvest in quality nurse leadership, says recently resigned chief nurse Mark Jones. Jones told Nursing Review that embedding nursing leadership more deeply in the sector was one of the unfinished pieces of work from his time as chief nurse.

September 2009

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    NZ nursing history: 100 years of NZNO

    In 1909 New Zealand nurses formed the first national voice for nursing. For much of its first 100 years this voice recoiled at becoming a union but eventually evolved into the dual professional and industrial roles of today’s New Zealand Nurses Organisation. Fiona Cassie in 2009 looked back at NZNO's history.

January 2010