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Author (up) Andrews, C.M.
Title Developing a nursing speciality: Plunket Nursing 1905 – 1920 Type
Year 2001 Publication Abbreviated Journal ResearchArchive@Victoria
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Keywords Plunket; History of nursing; Nursing specialties; Paediatric nursing
Abstract This paper focuses on the history of Plunket nursing and Truby King's ideology and other dominant ideologies, during the years 1905 – 1920. To provide a context, the paper explores the development of a new nursing speciality – Plunket nursing, that became part of the backbone of a fledgling health system and the New Zealand nursing profession. Correspondingly, Truby King presented the country with a vision for improving infant welfare underpinned by his eugenics view of the world and his experimentation with infant feeding. The author argues that nurses were drawn to the work of the newly created Plunket Society and that the Society had lasting influence on the development of nursing in New Zealand.
Call Number NRSNZNO @ research @ 1167 Serial 1152
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Author (up) Andrews, E.
Title The living power of words Type
Year 1996 Publication Abbreviated Journal E. I. T. Library, Gloucester Street, Taradale, Haw
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Abstract The experience of loneliness within a people-centered profession has supported nursings silencing and invisibility. A literature expedition through communication texts and journals led to an awareness of the paucity of literature which explores and acknowledges how we dialogue together, rather than the more fashionable focus on how we should communicate with others.
Call Number NRSNZNO @ research @ 158 Serial 158
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Author (up) Andrews, Leigh; Crawford, Ruth; Arcus, Kerri
Title Kia ora houora: guiding Maori secondary school students toward health careers Type Journal Article
Year 2019 Publication Whitireia Journal of Nursing, Health and Social Services Abbreviated Journal
Volume Issue 26 Pages 58-62
Keywords Kia Ora Hauora; Maori students; Secondary school students; Health careers; Vocational guidance
Abstract Collates and analyses evaluations of Central Region Kia Ora Hauora programmes from 2010-2017 to discovers what interventions in the programme were most effective for increasing the recruitment of Maori into health careers. Identifies Work-choice Day and Work Experience Day as the most effective interventions, and that meeting health professionals and taking part in simulated practice experiences were influential.
Call Number NZNO @ research @ Serial 1635
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Author (up) Apelu, J.
Title Pacific community mental health nurses' experiences of working for a district health board in New Zealand Type
Year 2008 Publication Abbreviated Journal ResearchArchive@Victoria http://hdl.handle.net/10063/684
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Keywords Psychiatric Nursing; Pacific peoples; Community health nursing; District Health Boards; Culture
Abstract This study explored the perspectives of Pacific nurses on what it is like for them to work in a Pacific community mental health (PCMH) service within a district health board. Five Pacific Island nurses who worked in the three Pacific community mental health services based in the Auckland region participated in the project. The study employed narrative inquiry to gather data through focused storytelling method. The results of the study have indicated that PCMH nursing is a unique nursing field as well as highlighting significant practice issues for nurses. Complex service infrastructure and language have been found to be the major contributing practice constraints. The findings suggest the need for district health board authorities, Pacific mental health service management, professional nursing education and development programs to consider addressing these practice issues to prevent further increase in the problem of PCMH nurses shortage and enhance recruitment and retention of these nurses.
Call Number NRSNZNO @ research @ Serial 1153
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Author (up) Archer, L.K.
Title We talk what we do: An exploration of the value, role and function of storytelling in nursing from one nurse's practice perspective Type
Year 2001 Publication Abbreviated Journal Victoria University of Wellington Library
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Keywords Nursing; Palliative care; Professional development
Abstract The role of storytelling in any society fulfils multiple functions such as maintaining culture, holding history, teaching genealogical lessons, imparting wisdom, entertaining, passing on knowledge. The author suggests that nursing, historically described as a craft with an oral tradition, could be seen to be quietly moving away from the practice of storytelling. Or has it? She asked this question and began to realise that her practice and relationships with colleagues had always been based on stories and storying. To explore this phenomenon, she began to describe her day to day practice in story form, and began to position stories she had previously written. In her work of oncology palliative care nursing within a community setting in New Zealand, the stories proved crucial to her role as an educator, and companion of patients and their families. In this paper she examines how she uses story for her benefit, the patients' benefit, but mainly for the benefit of nursing. She examines from her own perspective, some underlying themes that reinforce the need to continue this ancient tradition and explore the role, value and function of storytelling within nursing.
Call Number NRSNZNO @ research @ Serial 788
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Author (up) Arcus, K.J.
Title Often wearisome, sometimes saddening, but always interesting: A hundred years of district nursing in Wellington, 1903-2003 Type
Year 2004 Publication Abbreviated Journal Victoria University of Wellington Library
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Keywords District nursing; History
Abstract October 2003 marked the centenary of Wellington district nursing. Annie Holgate, a 'trained, professional' nurse, was employed to care for the sick poor in 1903. The Wellington St John Ambulance District Nursing Guild funded district nursing for over fifty years. The first president, Sarah Ann Rhodes, left a legacy of a solid financial and administrative base for the whole of the Guild's existence. From 1945 the Wellington Hospital Board assumed responsibility for district nursing and expanded the service to the greater Wellington region. In 1974 the Community Health Services were formed, with Pauline MacInnes as the nurse leader. Expansion of healthcare in the community ensued, with district nurses pivotal to client-centred, community-based, collaborative healthcare. This service was dismantled in the wake of health sector restructuring in 1989. The philosophy and operation of the Community Health Service of this period bears a striking resemblance to the current concept of Primary Health Care. Primary sources from Wellington St John, Kai Tiaki and data from official publications were used to compile this history. Emergent themes are the autonomy of district nurses' practice, the invisibility of district nursing and the impact of visionary leadership. All have implications for the future of district nursing. District nursing, initially dependent on philanthropy, has been publicly funded in New Zealand since 1944. District nursing is now an essential component of health care.
Call Number NRSNZNO @ research @ 851 Serial 835
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Author (up) Arcus, K.J.; Wilson, D.
Title Choosing Whitireia as a political act: Celebrating 20 years of a nurse education at Whitireia Community Polytechnic 1986-2006 Type Journal Article
Year 2006 Publication Whitireia Nursing Journal Abbreviated Journal
Volume 13 Issue Pages 12-24
Keywords Cultural safety; Curriculum; Nursing; Education
Abstract In 2006, Whitireia Community Polytechnic celebrates 20 years of tertiary education. Nursing was one of the first courses to start at the new Parumoana Community College in February 1986. Oral histories, gathered from the women who have been the leaders of the undergraduate nursing programme throughout these two decades, form the basis of this article.
Call Number NRSNZNO @ research @ Serial 1038
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Author (up) Arcus, Kerri
Title Editorial: 2020 -- the Year of the Nurse and the coronavirus pandemic Type Journal Article
Year 2020 Publication Whitireia Journal of Nursing, Health and Social Services Abbreviated Journal
Volume 27 Issue Pages 7-8
Keywords COVID-19; Pandemic; Year of the Nurse; Clinical Judgment Model
Abstract Reflects on how the global nursing response to the pandemic has highlighted the essential clinical skills of nursing as articulated in Tanner's Clinical Judgement Model.
Call Number NZNO @ research @ Serial 1709
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Author (up) Ardagh, M.; Wells, E.; Cooper, K.; Lyons, R.; Patterson, R.; O'Donovan, P.
Title Effect of a rapid assessment clinic on the waiting time to be seen by a doctor and the time spent in the department, for patients presenting to an urban emergency department: A controlled prospective trial Type Journal Article
Year 2002 Publication New Zealand Medical Journal Abbreviated Journal Access is free to articles older than 6 months, and abstracts.
Volume 115 Issue 1157 Pages
Keywords Emergency nursing; Time factors; Clinical assessment; Clinical decision making
Abstract The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that triaging certain emergency department patients through a rapid assessment clinic (RAC) improves the waiting times, and times in the department, for all patients presenting to the emergency department. For ten weeks an additional nurse and doctor were rostered. On the odd weeks, these two staff ran a RAC and on even weeks, they did not, but simply joined the other medical and nursing staff, managing patients in the traditional way. During the five weeks of the RAC clinic a total of 2263 patients attended the emergency department, and 361 of these were referred to the RAC clinic. During the five control weeks a total of 2204 patients attended the emergency department. There was no significant difference in the distribution across triage categories between the RAC and non-RAC periods. The researchers found that the rapid management of patients with problems which do not require prolonged assessment or decision making, is beneficial not only to those patients, but also to other patients sharing the same, limited resources.
Call Number NRSNZNO @ research @ Serial 617
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Author (up) Armstrong, S.E.
Title Exploring the nursing reality of the sole on-call primary health care rural nurse interface with secondary care doctors Type Book Chapter
Year 2008 Publication Jean Ross (Ed.), Rural nursing: Aspects of practice (pp. 225-46) Abbreviated Journal Ministry of Health publications page
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Keywords Interprofessional relations; Rural nursing; Primary health care
Abstract A qualitative framework was used to explore the nature and the quality of interactions between sole on-call primary health care rural nurses and secondary care doctors. This study is framed as investigating a specific component of rural nursing practice and as being representative of the primary-secondary care interface. The primary-secondary care interface is crucial for the delivery of patient-centered care, and there is an increased focus on preventive primary health care. The New Zealand government sees the repositioning of professional roles and increasing emphasis on collaboration as an opportunity to re-define and address the current constraints to nursing practice. This has resulted in tensions between the medical and nursing professions. These tensions are not new, with the relationship sometimes marred by conflict which has been attributed to historical medical dominance and nursing deference. This study explores some specific areas which affect collaboration and makes recommendations at the national, regional and individual level to address them.
Call Number NRSNZNO @ research @ 780 Serial 764
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Author (up) Armstrong, S.E.
Title Exploring the nursing reality of the sole on-call primary health care rural nurse (PHCRN) interface with secondary care doctors Type
Year 2006 Publication Abbreviated Journal University of Otago Library
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Keywords Rural nursing; Rural health services; Relationships
Abstract A qualitative framework was used to explore the nature and the quality of interactions between sole on-call primary health care rural nurses and secondary care doctors as a component of rural nursing practice and representative of the primary-secondary care interface. Crucial to patient centred care, the premise was that the quality of this interface would be variable due to multiple influences such as: the historical nurse/doctor relationship that has perpetuated medical dominance and nursing subordination; current policy direction encouraging greater inter-professional collaboration; and changing role boundaries threatening traditional professional positioning. A total of 11 nurses representing 10 separate rural areas participated in semi-structured interviews. Rural nurses typically interact with secondary care doctors for acute clinical presentations with two tiers of interaction identified. The first tier was presented as a default to secondary care doctors for assistance with managing primary care level clinical presentations in the absence of access to a general practitioner or an appropriate Standing Order enabling appropriate management. The second tier presented itself as situations where, in the professional judgement of the nurse, the client status indicated a need for secondary level expertise and/or referral to secondary care. The needs of the rural nurse in these interactions were identified as access to expertise in diagnosis, therapy and management, authorisation to act when intervention would exceed the nurse's scope of practice; the need to refer clients to secondary care; and the need for reassurance, encompassing emotional and professional issues. The quality of the interactions was found to be variable but predominantly positive. Professional outcomes of positive interactions included professional acknowledgement, support and continuing professional development. For the patient, the outcomes included appropriate, timely, safe intervention and patient centred care. The infrequent but less than ideal interactions between the participants and secondary care doctors led to professional outcomes of intraprofessional discord, a sense of invisibility for the nurse, increased professional risk and professional dissatisfaction; and for the client an increased potential for deleterious outcome and suffering. Instead of the proposition of variability arising from interprofessional discord and the current policy direction, the data suggested that variability arose from three interlinking factors; appropriate or inappropriate utilisation of secondary care doctors; familiarity among individuals with professional roles and issues of rurality; and acceptance by the primary care doctor of the sole on-call primary health care rural nurse role and the responsibility to assist with the provision of primary health care. Recommendations for improving interactions at the interface include national, regional and individual professional actions.
Call Number NRSNZNO @ research @ Serial 493
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Author (up) Armstrong,S
Title How can the medical librarian contribute to evidence-based nursing practice Type
Year 1998 Publication Abbreviated Journal Held by Lakes DHB LIbrary (ROM)
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Abstract Submitted to the School of Communications and Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Library and Information studies.
Call Number NZNO @ research @ Serial 1361
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Author (up) Asbury, Elizabeth A
Title The importance of conference attendance in developing research collaborations Type Journal Article
Year 2017 Publication Whitireia Nursing and Health Journal Abbreviated Journal
Volume Issue 24 Pages 59-62
Keywords Research; Collaboration; Presentation; Publication
Abstract Suggests that conferences may play a vital role in creating and maintaining collaborative research relationships. Administers an anonymous questionnaire to 146 research-active, degree-teaching staff employed at Whitireia NZ, to elicit information relating to previous or current research collaborations. Reports the association between conference attendance and collaborative research.
Call Number NZNO @ research @ Serial 1552
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Author (up) Asbury, Elizabeth; Orsborn, Georgina
Title Teaching sensitive topics in an online environment: an evaluation of cultural safety e-learning Type Journal Article
Year 2020 Publication Whitireia Journal of Nursing, Health and Social Services Abbreviated Journal
Volume 27 Issue Pages 23-31
Keywords Cultural safety; Nursing education; Treaty of Waitangi; E-learning; Surveys
Abstract Tests an e-module for teaching cultural safety to address technical issues, content and suitability. Enrols 19 nursing students in an evaluation of the pilot online learning module.
Call Number NZNO @ research @ Serial 1711
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Author (up) Atherfold, C.
Title Will someone walk with me? A case study exploration of graduate nurses' perceptions of the preceptored experience Type
Year 2008 Publication Abbreviated Journal Unitec New Zealand Library
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Keywords Preceptorship; New graduate nurses
Abstract The transition from student to registered nurse is a challenging and often stressful time in a nurse's career. This thesis is a case study research project that explores the graduate nurses' perceptions of preceptorship as a strategy to support this transition at Lakes District Health Board (DHB). As a provider of graduate nurse programmes since 1995, Lakes DHB has provided preceptorship for the nurse in the initial period of clinical practice. Annual evaluation by questionnaire identified that this has been applied in a range of ways in different clinical settings with varying degrees of effectiveness. Further inquiry into graduate nurses' perceptions of the preceptored experience during the first twelve weeks of practice within Lakes DHB forms the basis of this research project. The intention is to utilise this insight to further inform the development of preceptor education programmes and application of the preceptor role in the practice setting. Using the case study research method, data has been collected from fourteen participants using semi-structured interviews, focus groups and secondary data from the previous year's questionnaire undertaken by preceptors and graduate nurses. Thematic analysis of the data has resulted in two categories, each with three associated themes. The first category relates to functional factors in the way the preceptorship role is applied. This explores the role of the Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE), organisation within the unit and the teaching of clinical skills. The second category relates to psychosocial considerations and includes the graduate's sense of being scared and advocacy of the preceptor, socialisation and team support, and the preceptor's own experience as a registered nurse. Recommendations from the research include the allocation of a dedicated preceptor selected with consideration for relational ability; complementary rostering and workload allocation to ensure that the preceptor and graduate nurse work together; early notification when preceptor arrangements break down; implementation of a clinical coaching plan; and strengthening the CNE's role as a leader facilitating and supporting preceptorship in the units. Opportunities for further research that arise from the study include the perceptions of the preceptors and the nursing leadership in clinical areas. Structuring the application of preceptorship, to ensure that all of these aspects are woven throughout the graduate nurse's transition results in Korowai Aroha, a cloak of covering for a supported transition that facilitates the development of practice.
Call Number NRSNZNO @ research @ Serial 866
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