Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Outstanding nurses recognised at NZNO awards

The highest accolade - the 2019 NZNO Award of Honour - was presented to Porirua-based Pacific Nurse Sipaia Kupa. The Award of Honour is given to an NZNO member who (among many other criteria) has...

Bullying within the nursing sector

Nurses experience some of the highest rates of bullying within the healthcare sector. Now Massey University researchers have identified key skills and attributes that help managers deal with workplace bullying. REBEKAH FRASER spoke to Dr Kate Blackwood, who was involved in the study.

Nurses’ unique perspectives on end-of-life choices must be heard

Nurse and cancer survivor Taumihau Teremoana calls on fellow nurses to make their voices heard in the assisted dying debate and make a submission on the End of Life Choice Bill.

Calling Kiwi nurses to join the World Health Assembly 2019

Young New Zealand nurses can apply to be one of 30 nurses around the world selected to attend the World Health Assembly 2019.

Voting underway today on fifth DHB offer by wary, weary and frustrated nurses

Online voting for the fifth DHB offer is underway following the signing of the safe staffing Accord with nurses’ response varying from sceptical to warily hopeful that it will make a difference to understaffing.

Ouch: crushed fingers and purply-black nails

Fingers may be small but wounds to them can be disproportionately painful and debilitating. FIONA CASSIE seeks first aid advice for nurses from emergency NP Margaret Colligan on crushed fingers and other common finger wounds.

DHBs’ pay offer – ranging from 9-15% over three years – goes out to...

The nurses’ union negotiating team has stopped short of recommending for and against the substantially improved DHBs’ pay offer which nurses start voting on next week.

Opinion: Erin Meads – primary care nursing invisible for too long

Some general practice websites don’t even mention their nursing staff – others share only their first names. Erin Meads argues that 2019 is the year for primary care nursing to become more visible and its value given greater recognition.

Tips on being a nursing student and a parent

A third of Kiwi nursing students are juggling raising or supporting families with their nursing studies. Baz MacDonald talks to two of them about the obstacles and challenges they face.

Māori and Pacific nurses: is burnout inevitable?

We look 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.


Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

Opinion: Hope is the key


How intergenerational shifts are impacting healthcare organisations

Sponsored article As younger and more digitally adept physicians and healthcare professionals continue to enter the workforce, older norms are being challenged and digital-driven processes...