Opinion: Jenny Carryer – calling on NPs to resuscitate an over-burdened health system

Professor Jenny Carryer says Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are a cost-effective form of service delivery and must be granted the time, space and autonomy to deliver the exact type of care and approach for which they are educated.

Awards aim to support Māori nurses improve clinical practice

Applications are now open for the 2019 Tapuhi Kaitiaki Awards, which are aimed to support Māori nurses to continue in their studies and improve their clinical practice.

Work experience crystalised career ambitions for aspiring nurse

Work experience at an aged care facility has helped confirm Nanise Bulicakau’s plans to pursue a career in nursing.

New nursing service strengthens support for Pacific families

A new nursing service is strengthening the support available for Porirua’s Pacific families and ensuring they can access health services in their home.

Nursing central to Mental Health package

Nurses will play an important role in the $1.9 billion Mental Health package announced in yesterday’s budget.

“I was bullied for two years solid”: bullying in aged care and why it...

An aged care nurse shares her experience of being bullied at work and what she thinks is needed to stamp out bullying in the workplace.

Wellbeing Budget a chance to address ethnic pay inequities

Nurses are hoping to see longstanding ethnic pay inequities addressed in Thursday's Wellbeing Budget.

Patients at risk due to inadequate nurse numbers

New Zealanders are being put at risk by low staffing levels for nurses at DHBs around the country. By Ruby Harfield

Family consultation important in do not resuscitate orders

Family consultation is an important part of do not resuscitate orders despite not being a legal requirement. By Ruby Harfield.

A strong voice for Pasifika people in nursing

Despite a growing Pasifika population, Pasifika are underrepresented in New Zealand’s health system. Recipients of Ministry of Health Pasifika Scholarships hope to build the capability of Pasifika people to become health professionals.


More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.


Extra Health Support For Busy People

People spinning multiple plates often need additional support over and above good nutrition and exercise. Here’s how addressing things at the sub-cellular level can help.