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Moved to tears: celebrating the first health and wellbeing apprenticeships

Editor JUDE BARBACK attends the inaugural Careerforce Workforce Development Conference Graduation and Awards Ceremony in Wellington.

Opinion: Ray Lind – the diversity of our care and support workforce

New Zealand is fortunate to have such rich cultural diversity and wealth of knowledge within our care and support workforce. In our new role assessing...

The Eden Alternative® is changing the culture of care

As populations age across the globe, the urgency to provide a framework for improved wellbeing is gaining momentum. Institutional care practices of the 20th...

New immigration settings ignore realities of aged care sector

In response to last week's immigration policy changes, the residential aged care sector says the Government appears to be contradicting itself in terms of the value...

Caregivers need to show more self-compassion

How can we care for ourselves better? This is one of the questions Professor Bruce Stevens will be asking delegates of The Selwyn Foundation’s Ageing...

Candid Caregiver: how pay equity is shaping up for workers

INsite has a frank discussion with a community support worker about what the pay equity settlement agreement means to her and how its implementation...

Apprentices celebrated at Careerforce Workforce Development Conference

The very first cohort of New Zealand’s Health and Wellbeing Apprentices will be celebrated in style at a graduation evening next month, as part...

Careerforce highlights need for cultural competency for pay equity purposes

Careerforce chief executive RAY LIND outlines why cultural competency is significant when assessing the equivalency of international nursing qualifications.

Decision on international RN quals proving contentious

The decision to make international Registered Nurse qualifications equivalent to the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 3 is proving controversial with the residential aged care sector.

Open to interpretation: the need for skilled interpreters in our health system

BEATRICE HALE and LINDA ROBERTSON discuss the need for skilled and well-trained interpreters in New Zealand's health services.
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