Handover | Issue 39 - July 2017 - Co-editorial

By Suzette Poole and Caro Swanson

Welcome to the July 2017 edition of Handover, with a focus on wellbeing.

Wellbeing means different things to different people, and different things at different life stages. However, wellbeing is universally important to all people.

This edition of Handover includes a wonderful story of what wellbeing means to Claire Moore, who is the service user lead for Emerge Aotearoa.

For people who missed the addiction nurse symposium in Hamilton we have a report from Klare Braye, Matua Raki. We report back from the International Council of Nurses Congress in Barcelona, and share how Waikato community mental health nurses celebrated International Nurses Day by focusing on good health and wellbeing in a unique way.

Jane Bodkin, senior advisor nursing, provides a second article on legislative changes that will enable the nursing workforce. There is a conference update from Te Ao Māramatanga, New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses. Have you registered yet? Registrations open this month.

Leigh Murray, family advisor Auckland DHB, discusses responding to whānau and children in times of crisis and Jo van Leeuwen, programme lead for Te Pou, writes about wellbeing and Let’s get real.

Colette Ryan from Southern DHB tackles the highly relevant and life changing trauma informed care approach, while in Nurse Profiles we hear about Ian Garfitt and Rachel Cade’s collaborative work in justice and health. Zabina Munif and Simrita Singh-Parmar provide a fascinating insight into detox beds in a forensic setting, and the role of wellbeing.

Caro and Lois talk about the role of comfort and wellbeing in inpatient units and in least restrictive practice implications. Rachel Kapeli looks at Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, while Mark Smith ponders transformation and robotic empathy.

Finally, Barry Kennedy and Shivika Singh provide a nursing digest that includes something for everyone!

The next edition of Handover is our 10 year celebration edition! Gosh that has gone so quickly! Handover has captured so many amazing nurse stories, professional developments, events, opinions and happenings. I wonder what we will see in 10 years’ time? What do you hope will happen for nurses?

Ngā mihi Suzette and Caro