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1 December 2017

By Te Pou

Co-editorial

We lead and conclude this issue of Handover with two articles about the “Surfing the waves” conference hosted by Te Ao Māramatanga New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses.

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1 December 2017

By Caro Swanson

Reflections on 2017

What a year 2017 has been! There has been a strong media focus on service delivery and suicide – indicating that mental health and addiction services are under more pressure than ever before.

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1 December 2017

By Suzette Poole

Suzette reflects

Wow what a year 2017 has been! Inspiring, exhausting and re-energising sums it up for me.

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1 December 2017

By Keri Opai

Te Reo Hāpai and the word ‘nurse’

We recently received some feedback about the absence of nursing and other occupational terms in Te Reo Hāpai, a new glossary of Māori language used in the mental health, addiction and disability sectors.

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1 December 2017

By Klare Braye

Addiction Nurses

Congratulations to the organisers, attendees and contributors to the 5th International Conference of Te Ao Māramatanga New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses.

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1 December 2017

"Surfing the waves"

Hamilton hosted the 5th international mental health nursing conference, with the theme “Surfing the waves” – specifically the “fourth wave”, described by Sir Mason Durie as a time in which there is less of a focus on disorders, and more of a focus on “dysfunctional relationships, behaviours, exaggerated responses to life crises, …poor physical health…, failure to adapt to changing times and circumstances”.

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