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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...

Spotlight shines on nursing ethics experts

University of Otago's Jing–Bao Nie joined internationally renowned experts in the field of nursing ethics to speak at the 20th International Nursing Ethics Conference and the 5th International Care Ethics Conference. Nie spoke on the topic of...

Masters research to benefit mental health and addictions clients

Seven MHAIDS staff with nursing and social work backgrounds have achieved Master’s qualifications in their fields, contributing to new approaches and perspectives that can be used when treating and supporting clients. The range of research...

What Mental Health Nurses make of the Mental Health Inquiry findings

By now, we are sure that you are all aware that wellbeing and mental health are high on the agenda of many people in New Zealand following the government’s announcement about their response to...

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Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...

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