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...
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 chief executive RAY LIND outlines why cultural competency is significant when assessing the equivalency of international nursing qualifications.
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.
BEATRICE HALE and LINDA ROBERTSON discuss the need for skilled and well-trained interpreters in New Zealand's health services.
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.
Careerforce chief executive RAY LIND reflects on what the pay equity settlement means for care and support workers and their employers.
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).
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...
Many rest homes rely heavily on migrant workers but Government’s new immigration policies are trying to encourage providers to employ more New Zealanders as caregivers. The problem is, Kiwis are not lining up for the jobs. JUDE BARBACK reports.