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25 July 2018

By Lois Boyd

“When you feel valued and supported you can do anything”

Lois Boyd, National SPEC co-ordinator, Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui shares an important korero with Dean Rangihuna, Te Kaihapai – Māori Consumer Advisor – Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB), specialist mental health services.

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25 July 2018

By Te Pou

Trauma-informed care a professional obligation for nurses

Trauma-informed care, or the idea that what has happened to people in the past can affect their health and how they respond to care in adulthood, has taken a firm place in the thinking behind mental health and addiction treatment in recent years.

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25 July 2018

By Suzette Poole

Trauma-informed care project update

An update from Suzette Poole, Clinical lead, Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui on our Trauma-informed care project.

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25 July 2018

By Te Pou

Clinical career pathways for mental health nursing

A discussion of clinical career pathways for mental health nursing in the context of the mental health nursing framework.

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25 July 2018

By Te Pou

Handover: Research

A discussion of research in the context of the Mental Health Nursing Framework.

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25 July 2018

Frances Hughes on the Mental Health Nursing Framework

Frances Hughes chaired the expert working group that wrote the national Mental Health Nursing Framework. 

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