Nursing Praxis in New Zealand


Vol. 36, No. 1, March

Myths, Cautions, and Solutions: Nurse Practitioners in Primary Health Care in Aotearoa New Zealand
Aotearoa New Zealand is set to reach 500 registered nurse practitioners (NPs) by the end of 2020. Just over half of these work in settings which can be broadly defined as delivering primary health care (PHC)1 services to a wide range of population groups...
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From Regulation to Practice: Mapping the Organisational Readiness for Registered Nurse Prescribers in a Specialty Outpatient Clinic Setting
o wahoIntroductionChanges to legislation in 2016 enabled the development of registered nurse (RN) prescribing in primary health and specialty teams in Aotearoa New Zealand. The intention was to "improve people's access to health care, including access...
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A Stroke of Grief and Devotion: A Hermeneutic Enquiry of a Family's Livedexperience Two Years Post-Stroke
IntroductionStroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide. In Aotearoa New Zealand there are an estimated 50,000 stroke survivors (1% of the population) (Feigin, Krishnamurthi, Barber, & Arroll, 2014). Stroke can be considered "a traumatic...
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Factors That Influence Registered Nurse Prescribers' Antibiotic Prescribing Practices
IntroductionThe rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the dearth of new antimicrobial development is a global catastrophe that needs to be addressed (World Health Organization, 2015). Antimicrobial resistance is the broader term used to describe...
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Extraordinary Times: COVID-19 Pandemic
We are experiencing extraordinary times and there is a real sense of anxiety and vulnerability across our population, including for ourselves and our colleagues, as we work through this pandemic. However, as nurses we can draw comfort and confidence...
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The Impact of Simulation Education Amongst Nurses to Raise the Option of Tissue Donation in an Intensive Care Unit
IntroductionInternationally, there is a growing need for donated tissue that far exceeds the amount of tissue donated from deceased donors (Council of Europe, 2018; Donate Life America, 2018; NHS Blood and Transplant Services, 2019). The same situation...
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Vol. 35, No. 3, November

Role of Whanau in Self-Management for Adults Receiving Haemodialysis in Aotearoa New Zealand: A Qualitative Study
IntroductionEnd stage renal disease (ESRD) is the most severe form of chronic kidney disease and has become a public health concern on a global scale (Garcia-Garcia & Jha, 2015). Patients with ESRD need renal replacement therapy to stay alive, and...
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Relationships and Implications for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Aotearoa New Zealand: A Discussion Paper
IntroductionThe use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) and therapies have increased in the past 20 years (Frass et al., 2012) as reflected in the literature (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health [NCCIH], 2016a; World...
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Consulting with Maori Experts to Ensure Mainstream Health Research Is Inclusive of Maori
IntroductionIn Aotearoa New Zealand, and globally, there are increasing numbers of people living for many years with complex, multiple, long-term health conditions (World Health Organization, 2014). Long-term conditions (LTCs) and multi-morbidity are...
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The Significant Cultural Value of Our Maori Nursing Workforce Te Uara Ahurea Nui Tonu O To Tatou Tira Kaimahi Tapuhi Maori
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), announced that the WHO was "proud" to nominate 2020 as the year of the nurse and midwife: "...2020 will be dedicated to highlighting the enormous sacrifices and contributions...
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