April 2017

The April issue will focus on this year’s International Nurses Day theme of “A voice to lead: achieving the sustainable development goals.” From the New Zealand perspective, the editors will examine the pressure points for nurses in the health system, as it comes under stress from nursing job losses, underfunding, restructures and reviews, all impacting on patient care. We will hear nurses’ voices and stories as they cope with these stresses.

An article by a nursing educator examines what makes a good nurse and the proposition that caring can be taught. A viewpoint article looks at the links between individual emotions and personal health.