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In the face of death: hospices opening the door to wider communities

Hospices often have a reputation for being somewhere a person goes to die and that has caused many in society to be slightly wary of them. However, a hospice is not just a building but...

Overseas nurses being sought to help with nursing shortage

A call for New Zealand to recruit nurses from the United Kingdom is being supported by a chronically understaffed industry which is putting patients and nurses at risk. Geneva Healthcare permanent staffing manager Shane King...

NZNO releases DHB MECA independent review report

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) has released the full but partially redacted version of an independent review into its bargaining processes for the 2017/18 District Health Board (DHB) Multi-Employer Collective Agreement (MECA). An independent review...

Are pharma companies courting Kiwi nurses?

Nurses are increasingly targeted by pharmaceutical companies around the world and a Wellington academic says that understanding the complexities of marketing should be part of nursing education and healthcare policy in this country. A recent...

Challenges facing rural nursing

New Zealand’s rural communities are diverse with small populations spread over large geographic areas – think the Marlborough Sounds for example. Meeting the healthcare needs of people living in and visiting these areas is...

Relationships between DHBs and Schools of Nursing

Around the country there is plenty of evidence that relationships between District Health Boards (DHBs) and local schools of nursing are thriving, resulting in benefits for students, graduates, healthcare providers and - ultimately -...

Māori nursing students face challenges in training and workplace

Failing to take into account of cultural perspectives in nurse training and instances of institutional racism were some of the issues to emerge from the Te Rūnanga Tauira Professional Development Day held at Waipapa...

Awards recognise Māori nurses

The Tapuhi Kaitiaki Awards were presented during the Awards Dinner at the Indigenous Nurses Aotearoa Conference at the Pullman Hotel, Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland). The awards are now in their second year and are one way...

Tauira essential to raising army of Māori nurses

More Māori nursing students will be essential to raising an army of Māori nurses who are sufficiently culturally responsive to meet the increasing health needs of Māori, says Tracy Black (Ngai Tūhoe, Ngāti Kahungunu,...

Mind the gap: why aged care nurses are leaving for DHB jobs

The New Zealand Aged Care Association recently surveyed aged care providers about registered nurse (RN) wage costs and turnover, as part of the Association’s investigations into the cost pressures affecting providers. The survey found that...
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