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.
Professor Jenny Carryer told last week’s Nurse Practitioners New Zealand conference that revolution not evolution was needed to fix the broken primary health system.
Dr Michal Boyd – a tireless advocate for nurse practitioners, the elderly and a leading aged care researcher – was honoured with a special award at the recent Nurse Practitioners New Zealand conference.
Health Minister Dr David Clark sees Nurse Practitioners as playing an important role in helping Government meet its health targets.
New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation’s Kerri Nuku was a panel member of Health Central’s ChalkTalks panel discussion on the End of Life Choice Bill and said nurses must be included in any legislation and conversation that involves end of life care.