March 2012 issue

Theme-child health

Feature Articles


Child advocate Hone Kaa on what nurses can do to protect/promote children’s health and wellbeing


Attachment theory and how it relates to pregnancy,birth and early parenting by Mary Hammonds


Rachel Geddes, chair of the children’s and young persons’ section and CNS Christchurch.

The development of a bowel management service in Hawkes Bay for children and young persons(Lisa Smith)

Respite care for children and families with long-term disability in Auckland (Starship Children’s Programme – Jacqui Finnigan)

News Focus

Rheumatic fever prevention programme – a child health alliance forming in Counties Manukau

NZNO response to Green Paper on vulnerable children and submission from Children’s and Young Persons’ section of NZNO on this paper


Breastfeeding in the community by Kate Anderson

CPD4 Nurses

Medication and breastfeeding by Georgina Casey