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11 December 2014

By Suzette Poole

Let’s go rural – Oamaru mental health service

Handover Issue 29 - Spring, December 2014. Just imagine being professionally responsible for all the mental health and addiction nurses working in a geographical area the size of Scotland. Well that is just what it is like for Heather Casey, director of mental health nursing, Southern District Health Board.

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14 August 2014

By Suzette Poole

Central nurses gather to learn and connect

Handover Issue 28 - Winter, September 2014. On 21 May 2014 75 nurses from around the Central Region gathered to attend the third Mental Health Addiction Intellectual Disability (MHAID) Annual Nurses Forum in Porirua.

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14 August 2014

By Suzette Poole

An ethical decision making framework

Handover Issue 28 - Winter, September 2014. Professional supervision - Recently I attended the Mental Health Addiction Intellectual Disability forum in Porirua. There I heard a presentation from Toni Dal Din, associate director of nursing, Capital & Coast District Health Board, about ethical decision making, which I think is a fitting story for the professional supervision column of Handover.

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4 June 2013

By Suzette Poole

Co-existing problems: any door is the right door

Momentum to ensure that "any door is the right door" for people with co-existing problems (CEP) is continuing to build nationally.

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