Tag Archives: nursing

From the desk of Jane Clements…

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/tony-ryall-every-new-nurse-deserves-support The landscape of nursing in New Zealand has changed significantly over the past 25-odd years since I graduated as a Registered Nurse.  We are faced with increasing staffing challenges as we grapple with short, medium and longer term nursing shortages and an aging population with a well documented future …

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From the desk of Jon Amesbury – dealing with sexuality…

Hello and welcome back to my monthly Eldernet blog. This month we are moving away from the dementia’s and will focus on the not so commonly discussed issue of sexuality and intimacy within the over 65 age group. Sexuality and sexual intimacy, particularly when relating to the elderly, is possibly …

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From the desk of Jon Amesbury.

Hello,  and welcome to the first of my monthly Eldernet blogs providing information on Dementia and other Mental Health issues that can affect the elderly. As we get older, our health sometimes deteriorates and our medical needs can become more complex, both physically and mentally. If you are caring for …

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Filipino Caregivers

Yesterday there was considerable interest in the fact that Filipino caregivers, who have been working in care facilities here in Christchurch, have been denied work visas and in some cases sent letters telling them they are ‘overstayers’. This has been profiled in The Press and also in an interview with …

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Pain

Dementia is often seen in broad brush strokes – people forget where they live, forget their family, can’t find their keys…so much of what we read about dementia focuses on what we forget. But on reading this article in INSite I was fascinated to read that dementia can often result …

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Bonding Nurses?

As in most sectors trained staff can be hard to acquire and even then, hard to hold on to. A few years back it was apparent that there were very few nurses entering aged care – based on reports we have been hearing lately it has got a little better, …

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