New district nurses' committee develops action plan.The new district nurses' (DN) section executive committee met in Wellington in early November, following its election at NZNO's primary health care nurses' conference in Auckland in August.
Members and their positions are as follows: Hellen Bygate, chair, Greymouth; Christine Cumming, secretary, Palmerston North Palmerston North, city (1996 pop. 73,095), S North Island, New Zealand. It is a transportation and farm-marketing center with diverse industries. The city's agricultural college, founded in 1926, became Massey Univ. in 1964. ; Ann ANN, Scotch law. Half a year's stipend over and above what is owing for the incumbency due to a minister's relict, or child, or next of kin, after his decease. Wishaw. Also, an abbreviation of annus, year; also of annates. In the old law French writers, ann or rather an, signifies a year. Fowler, treasurer, Palmerston North; Sue Hipper, responsible for the newsletter, Hamilton Hamilton, city, Bermuda
Hamilton, city (1990 est. pop. 3,100), capital of Bermuda, on Bermuda Island. It is a port at the head of Great Sound, a huge lagoon and deepwater harbor protected by coral reefs. ; Anita Latta, responsible for competencies; Karyn Sangster, responsible for submissions; and Gtenys Best, in charge of the website. The last three are all from Auckland.
We reviewed our strategic plan which continues until June 2006 and developed an action plan to meet the remaining goals. One of the issues DNs face is knowing where we fit within primary health care. Most DNs are employed by district health boards, with only a very few employed by primary health organisations Primary Health Organisations (PHOs), in New Zealand, are a collection of health providers, which are funded on a capitation basis by the New Zealand Government via its District Health Board. . Most of us see ourselves as occupying a space between primary and secondary care.
To improve networking among DNs, we decided to revert re·vert
1. To return to a former condition, practice, subject, or belief.
2. To undergo genetic reversion. to sending nurses an individual copy of the newsletter, as it appeared that on sending it to DN bases only, not all DNs were seeing it. Members of the section can took forward to the next newsletter arriving soon.
We discussed our 2006 conference, which is to be held in Christchurch, hosted by the Nurse Maude Association, in October.
On the second day of our meeting, we worked on the competencies for specialty practice. These will shortly be on the website in draft form. Feedback and comments are welcome. We also worked on a one-page flyer entitled en·ti·tle
tr.v. en·ti·tled, en·ti·tling, en·ti·tles
1. To give a name or title to.
2. To furnish with a right or claim to something: "Focus on district nursing". This advertises what the district nurses' section is and does, and where to get more information. This will also go on the website.