September 2015

The September issue has mental health as its theme. Four articles look at aspects of mental health education, including one on the mental health and addictions curricula at the Western Institute of Technology in Taranaki and another describing the use of human actors in the simulated learning environment in mental health nursing education at Otago Polytechnic. The role of duly authorised officers is described and there is a case study from Hutt Hospital of a man with complex TB who had underlying mental health issues. A further article describes how a mental health telephone triage works.

The issue also looks at immunisation in adults and examines why some nurses are reluctant to have the flu vaccine. There will also be coverage of the indigenous nurses’ conference in Auckland.