Workforce publications

Publications relating to New Zealand's health and disability workforce.


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    Published 14 March 2013
    This report examines the availability, suitability and potential of courses and qualifications to build skills in case management and care coordination. It is a review for Health Workforce New Zealand.
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    Published 11 September 2012
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    Published 05 June 2012
    Two reports from Midland and Caterbury DHBs outlining the improvements of nurse utilisation of evidence to inform clinical practice project
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    Published 13 March 2012
    The New Zealand Primary Care Handbook 2012 provides summary guidance from a collection of guidelines and is intended as a convenient reference for health professionals. This edition includes new content on the management of type 2 diabetes, weight management, stroke and transient ischaemic attack, heart failure and rheumatic fever.
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    Published 09 August 2011
    This report is an evaluation of a demonstration site coordinated by Health Workforce New Zealand.
  • Published 02 June 2011
    This proposal document outlines the reasons for regulating the profession (with reference to the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act), and provides a brief background on the profession of traditional Chinese medicine. Submissions closed in August 2011.
  • Published 30 May 2011
    This report highlights the range of creative and responsive district nursing service delivery models. The report goes deeper into four case studies demonstrating how district nurses work providing care to help patients transition across hospital and home boundaries. Moving services closer to the patients, collaborating with providers, and co-locating nurses with other community teams are common themes.
  • Published 30 May 2011
    This report identifies 65 separate district nursing services offering a wide range of home, clinic, and community-based health care services usually seven days a week. Preventing hospital admissions and enabling early discharge are the main focus of the services.
  • Published 02 March 2011
    This research report presents information on the status of the Māori dental therapy workforce, and analyses the needs of this workforce over the next eight years. The research takes into account: 0-17 year-old Māori population projections; oral health service requirements; the supply of Māori dental therapists; educational pathways to dental therapy; and the dental therapy working environment.
  • Published 02 November 2010
    There is a link between nurse staffing, in terms of hours and skill mix, and certain patient outcomes. They are identified as outcomes potentially sensitive to nursing care (OPSNs). This literature review sees whether there is evidence that the cost of OPSNs can be quantified.
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