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News bulletin 28 Julyon 28 July
Welcome to the College of Nurses Aotearoa News Update.
No. 553, Wednesday 28 July 2021
Weekly news round-up of nursing and health information in New Zealand and internationally
Clinical nurse specialist and concussion expert Doug King has been recognised in the top 0.5 percent of experts worldwide on brain concussion and football codes by Expertscape-placing him third internationally for his research. Read more
Our nursing workforce have born the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic, keeping NZ safe and they are tired. Nurses from across both primary, secondary ...
As a result of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout increasing in New Zealand, Whitireia has embedded immunisation training as a focus in their nursing ...
New Zealand Doctor Online
Nurse leader Fakaanga Mapa, outside the Turuki Health centre clinic in Panmure, Auckland, where he is keen to help patients choose healthier ...
Wearing a mask is “more about protecting the two-thirds of the community that are not vaccinated,” Walensky told the news outlet. Experts previously told ...
Psychiatric nurses in the Regina command centre have access to health records that are off-limits to police.
When Tiffany Riley graduated as a nurse from Murdoch University in 2018, her experience of applying for graduate programs in Western Australia was "disappointing".
Three people are accused of selling fake nursing transcripts and diplomas, which were then used by several individuals to obtain medical licenses, according to a July 16 news release from the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland.
Rise is three times higher than initial 1% offer but nurses likely to reject award and may take industrial action in protest
Pay for nurses and other NHS staff in England will have fallen in real terms by more than 7% since 2010, even if they accept the latest offer from the ...
(CNN) Sunny worked as a nurse on a Covid-19 floor of a hospital at the height of the pandemic. The work was hard, but what made it surreal was ...
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 40 percent of nurses and other health care workers had risks associated with an increased likelihood of burnout, reports a survey study in the August issue of the American Journal of Nursing (AJN). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
AGED CARE AND ELDERLY
Radius Care Elloughton Gardens resident Kevin Charteris enjoying live music. New Zealand Nurses Organisation industrial adviser Lesley Harry said ...
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Plunket occupies a special place in the hearts of many mums here in Aotearoa. Some 85 percent of newborns are seen by Plunket nurses — but only 50 percent of Māori babies. That’s a worry given the importance of the first 1000 days of a baby’s life, and it’s one of the challenges for Amanda Malu and her team.
During the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020, Timaru Plunket nurses conducted sessions virtually and this will continue for those who live remotely, if there ...
COVID-19 / CORONAVIRUS
People in group 3 still waiting for their Covid-19 vaccination can now contact a new national telephone service to make an appointment.
New Zealand Nurses' Organisation professional nurse adviser Wendy Blair said the board had since provided psychological support in the ...
Costs for a Northland hospital upgrade have doubled to more than $14 million.
When a new peer support service for addicts was being set up in Taranaki, people who had lived with addictions were invited to advise and help choose the organisation that would run it.
The nurse said she ends up working late nearly every shift. ''I'm supposed to finish at 11pm, but usually don't leave until 12am. So if you were carpooling ...
The updated Ngâ Paerewa Health and Disability Services Standard will help to improve health outcomes for New Zealanders, says the Ministry of Health’s Deputy Director General Health System Improvement and Innovation, Clare Perry.
Disabled women in New Zealand are nearly twice as likely to experience family violence than those without a disability, new research has found.
New health research into cancer, diabetes, and heart disease is getting more than $68.3 million in funding.
Health Minister Andrew Little announced the new funding on Tuesday. It is allocated through the Health Research Council of New Zealand, which covers 31 General Project grants ($36.64m), five Rangahau Hauora Māori grants ($5.91m), five Pacific Project grants ($5.79m), and four Programme grants ($19.99m).
Research carried out at Te Pae Tiaki Wellington ED and the Hutt Hospital ED, with the support of the University of Otago, Wellington, could soon see traumatic brain injuries (TBI) screened for using a blood test without the need for a CT head scan. Read more
Alcohol-fueled crashes cost New Zealanders $636,000 in lifetime ACC costs every day for the last five years on average new figures show.
Whakauae Research Services has received $5 million from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) for a five-year programme to build knowledge on what is needed for better health outcomes for Māori and therefore Aotearoa. Read more
We’re still falling a long way short of a health system that fairly serves tangata whenua. And the anguish continues for the tens of thousands who haven’t yet found a way to recover the reo Māori that their whānau have lost through recent generations.
MIDWIFERY / MATERNITY
Student midwives are working long hours for free in understaffed maternity units – and some in the sector fear it may be putting them off the career before they've even started working.
Pacific kids are twice as likely to have tooth decay at age 5 than non-Māori, non-Pacific kids, a figure a dentist says is “heartbreaking”.
An accidental mix-up almost cost a young Auckland boy with cerebral palsy his life after he was given 10 times the normal dose of his prescribed medicine at Starship Hospital.
In a New Zealand first, and coinciding with World Hepatitis Day, a new free- Test and Treat programme for New Zealanders with hepatitis C infection is being launched in community pharmacies across the Northern Region. Testing and treatment will be easier and more accessible than ever before. This innovative initiative sees selected pharmacies in Northland and Auckland able to provide both a quick finger prick test for hepatitis C virus infection, and also to provide safe and effective treatment for those who test positive. There is no appointment or prescription needed.
PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
A new Iwi-backed general practice in Invercargill will be led by a woman who knows exactly what happens when the city's residents can’t get a GP appointment.
In the last five weeks, the number of reported RSV cases has spiked, dwarfing records from the last six years.
REPORTS AND NEW PUBLICATIONS
Health Quality & Safety Commission. 2021.
Wellington: Health Quality & Safety Commission.
Bula Sautu uses national data to show the complex contributing factors that impact on health for Pacific peoples, from maternity to end of life, using a life-course approach. The report brings together a diverse range of Pacific health and equity experts to share their views of how effectively (or ineffectively) the health system is performing for Pacific peoples. Bula Sautu shows us some of the worst inequities in our health care system (see box on right) but also profiles providers, communities and individuals responding creatively, brilliantly and vibrantly within the constraints imposed upon them. The report shows how our mainstream health system is designed neither for nor with Pacific peoples and is failing to meet Pacific needs. It reveals our systems of data and analysis systematically occlude, miss and misunderstand Pacific peoples and their complexity so we at present cannot fully understand the complete nature of these inequities. Read more
Health Times – July
Perioperative a uniquely fulfilling field. But is it for you?
The unintended consequences of the angel and hero narrative
ACU receives $1.9M for nurse training ward
The extra, silent workload of an Aboriginal nurse
ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Shemana Cassim, Madiha Ali, Jacquie Kidd, Rawiri Keenan, Fariya Begum, Dina Jamil, Nur Abdul Hamid & Ross Lawrenson (2021)
Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, DOI: 10.1080/1177083X.2021.1947330
This study explores the experiences of refugee Muslim women as they accessed and navigated the healthcare system in Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ). A case-oriented approach was used, where semi-structured interviews were carried out with nine Muslim women who arrived in NZ as refugees. Interviews were carried out in 2020, in Hamilton, NZ. Analysis involved a ‘text in context’ approach which employed an iterative and interpretive process, by engaging with participant accounts and field notes to unpack the various meanings behind the experiences of the participants in relation to the literature as well as the broader socio-cultural contexts in which these experiences occurred. The findings of this research identified various structural barriers to accessing healthcare such as cost and issues with interpreters, as well as instances of othering in the healthcare settings experienced by refugee Muslim women. In order to tackle inequity in the health system, structural and institutional barriers need to be addressed first, to prompt other levels of othering and discrimination to reduce over time.
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