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Nurses in the playground

FIONA CASSIE finds out more about the debate and new initiatives for nurses in primary schools from Kaitaia to Aranui.

“Amazing speakers” help make RVA conference a success

Over 200 delegates, exhibitors, and partners took over the Marriott Gold Coast Resort from 24–27 June for the Retirement Villages Association’s 2013 conference.

Something’s got to give

With confirmation of poor care delivery in one corner of the sector and allegations of discriminatory pay levels in another, the public cries for more transparency and fairer pay in aged care are getting louder. Change feels imminent, but what shape will it take? By JUDE BARBACK.

Don’t read what you don’t need

Patient privacy breaches have been hitting the headlines. The infamous ‘eel’ x-ray in Auckland led to staff dismissals, and spying on cricket star Jesse Ryder’s clinical notes resulted in four clinicians facing disciplinary action. Nurse-turned-lawyer ROBIN KAY looks at the legal and ethical issues for nurses around accessing patient records – particularly now that unauthorised reading of a file leaves an ‘electronic fingerprint’.

Telehealth in aged care

GARY DENMAN discusses the emerging role of mobile technology in New Zealand’s aged care sector.

iPad revolution in dementia care

LIAM BUTLER learns how iPads are transforming dementia care at Bupa’s Naomi Courts Specialised Dementia Care Home in Nelson.

The Care Plus equation: does it add up to much?

Care Plus entered nursing’s vocabulary a decade ago. Has it helped nursing tackle the burden of chronic conditions and better support for people to manage their health? Or has it added up to not much? FIONA CASSIE does the sums…

From home to hospice and everything in between

Providing seamless care from the home, to residential aged care, to an acute hospital setting appears to be a universal goal. Families want it, the Government wants it, aged care facilities and home support services providers want it ... so why aren’t we quite there yet? By JUDE BARBACK.

Passion and vision – leadership in dementia care

CAROLINE BARTLE discusses a knowledge management strategy that helps leaders in dementia care become enablers, rather than directors.

Seeking meaning behind behaviour that challenges

As the number of people with dementia increases year on year, we need to get better at understanding and managing challenging behaviours that can occur. By BETH McDOUGALL.

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