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...

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.

In the event of an emergency – are you prepared?

We generally don’t like to think about worst-case scenarios, about how our rest home or hospital would cope in a fire or earthquake. Getting out of a multi-storey building in an emergency situation is a frightening enough prospect for able-bodied people, let alone for the elderly or disabled.

Opinion: Ray Lind on pay equity, qualification equivalencies and Careerforce

Careerforce chief executive RAY LIND reflects on what the pay equity settlement means for care and support workers and their employers.

International nursing degrees equivalent to Level 3

Care and support workers holding nursing degrees from the Philippines, India, South Africa, Australia and the United Kingdom now hold qualifications equivalent to the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3).

Training providers get ready for more Level 3 and 4 completions

The pay equity settlement will see more workers completing Level 3 and Level 4 qualifications. Training providers are getting prepared and finding cost-effective ways in which they can...


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