Palliative care nursing in New Zealand, 10 years on: diversity, complexity and resilience

Nichols, Jan
March 2005
International Journal of Palliative Nursing;Mar2005, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p110
Academic Journal
The article reports that St Joseph's Mercy Hospice in New Zealand, like many palliative care organizations nationally and internationally, has undergone exponential growth over the last 10 years. Many new people arrived within a short space of time. Over the past decade there has been a noticeable aging of the hospice/palliative care workforce, in line with trends in the overall health sector. The majority of current staff are aged 40 years and over. An older workforce experiences unique generational problems.


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