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25 July 2018

By Te Pou

Handover Issue 42 - July 2018 out now

Welcome to the final edition of Handover.

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25 July 2018

Handover cover story: Te Ao Māramatanga Māori Caucus - Sixth Biennial Wānanga

Chrissy Kake, Wānanga Committee member reviews the Te Ao Māramatanga-New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses, Māori Caucus 6th Biennial Wānanga held at Maraeroa Marae, from 7 to 9 March 2018. 

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25 July 2018

By Te Pou

Handover: Co-editorial

We lead out by celebrating Māori mental health nursing as Chrissy Kake, newly elected Kaiwhakahaere of Te Ao Māramatanga - New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses, highlights the Māori Caucus 6th Biennial Wānanga held at Maraeroa Marae, 7 to 9 March 2018.

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25 July 2018

By Robyn Shearer

Message from the Chief Executive

My career in mental health started in the late 80s as I was training to be a comprehensive registered nurse. I worked in my holidays at Oakley and Carrington Hospitals. This experience and my student placements at Ward 10a, Auckland Hospital and Mount Eden Prison – really sparked my interest in psychiatry.

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25 July 2018

By Suzette Poole

Reflections from Suzette Poole

Co-editing Handover has been a career highlight, a career that spans over 30 years. Since its inception in 2007, this publication has profiled over 100 nurses, provided numerous stories that relate to nursing practice and our support of people with mental health and addiction needs.

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25 July 2018

Directors of mental health nursing update: Counties Manukau DHB's new acute unit

The national directors of mental health nurses (DoMHNs) held their quarterly meeting at Counties Manukau DHB in February, to take the opportunity to visit the new acute unit which is under construction.

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