Nursing publications

Ministry of Health publications on nursing.


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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.
  • 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 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 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.
  • Published 02 August 2010
    This study uses the results of a literature review and data from nine New Zealand primary care practices, including general practitioner (GP) and nurse diaries recording details of more than 2000 consultations, to develop a model estimating the financial impact of task substitution between nurses and GPs. Data were collected between July and November 2009.
  • Published 02 July 2010
    Submissions are invited on proposed changes to enable suitably qualified nurses working in diabetes services to prescribe a limited range of medicines for people with diabetes. Regulatory changes will be required to enable this prescribing to take place.
  • Published 02 December 2009
    The Nurse Practitioner (NP) was a new scope of practice launched by the Ministry of Health and the Nursing Council of New Zealand in May 2001.
  • Published 01 July 2009
    The National Professional Development Framework for Cancer Nursing In New Zealand was developed by the Palliative Care and Cancer Nurses Education Group (PCNEG) as part of the implementation of the New Zealand Cancer Control Strategy and Action Plan 2005-2010.  
  • Published 02 May 2009
    This report summarises the findings of the report on development of primary health care nursing in New Zealand, Nursing Developments in Primary Health Care 2001–2007.
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