Education & Training
Apr/May 2013 edition
VICTORIA BROWN shares her doubts about interRAI.
Feb/Mar 2013 edition
LEIGH KELLY shares the journey she took in establishing Clinical Update (NZ) Ltd and why she is passionate about providing training and education to nurses and caregivers.
Dec 12/Jan 2013 edition
CAROLINE BARTLE discusses the advantages of a blended learning approach for training in the home-based support service sector.
Nov/Dec 2012 edition
INsite asks Cambodian nurse, Rotha Keo, about her reflections on her three-week visit to New Zealand.
Aug/Sep 2012 edition
A recent Close Up report hailed aged care workers for doing ‘God’s work’ for very little financial reward, but can God’s work really be done by people struggling to read clients’ charts or give out medications? JUDE BARBACK reports.
Jun/Jul 2012 edition
10-12 September, Rotorua Energy Events Centre
25-27 June 2012, Wellington
29-30 March 2012, Wellington
Mar/Apr 2012 edition
INsite chats with Davina Rawiri, recreation team leader at Enliven Aotea and Cashmere Homes in Johnsonville, Wellington about her recent experience in Japan attending the Young Core Leaders of Civil Society Groups Development Programme .
Feb/Mar 2012 edition
What is being done to address concerns about career progression in aged care? JUDE BARBACK reports.
The Retirement Villages Association (RVA) recently conducted a major formal review of training for retirement village staff. JUDE BARBACK considers what the findings mean for retirement village managers.
A review of home health training has prompted a drive to up-skill its workforce. JUDE BARBACK finds out more.
The many faces of village retirement
Nov/Dec 2011 edition
FIONA CASSIE interviews two nurses appointed to the country’s first NP intern positions in the residential aged-care sector. The clinical nurse specialists for Bupa and Selwyn are being supported on their pathway to becoming nurse practitioners.
Aug/Sep 2011 edition
A preview of the New Zealand Aged Care Association including a programme.
JUDE BARBACK talks to three leaders within the aged-care sector about what they perceive to be the gaps in education and training for staff.
As nationally recognised training is developing in
CareerForce and Alzheimers New Zealand are working together to provide a more consistent and recognised training programme for dementia care.
Feb/Mar 2011 edition
It is just as important for health workers to eat well as it is for residents, writes registered dietitian Gaye Philpott.
Jan/Feb 2011 edition
Heather Millar and Paul Dagarin look at how the New Zealand sector might gain by lessons from South Australia.
Zinzan Cunningham does the workforce planning rounds.
The University of Otago hosted the fourth New Zealand and Australian Falls Prevention Conference in late November, and INsite’s Beatrice Hale was there.
Oct/Nov 2010 edition
Rangiura’s greenhouse community fundraising project
The attitude of speakers and delegates towards the Grant Thornton-authored Aged Residential Care Review boarded on giddy optimism. The collaborative approach of the GT Review was lauded as a landmark.
Rhonda Sherriff is a registered nurse currently working as the southern regional manager for the Ultimate Care Group.
Jill Woodward from Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital presented ‘Managing the melting pot; a rich cultural tapestry’.
Zinzan Cunningham was at Rotorua in September for the New Zealand Aged Care Association’s 2010 conference.
The Eden Alternative approach is moving out of residential aged-care and into the community,
The home-help sector needs to get organised and lobby to stop being hit by recession-led cost-cutting measures, economist Brian Easton told the NZHHA conference.
Over the next 15 years, home-based caregivers will increasingly work with people with dementia, aged-care nurse practitioner Dr Michal Boyd told the NZHHA conference.