Extraordinary times: COVID-19 pandemic
Editorial Board, Nursing Praxis in Aotearoa New Zealand
We are experiencing extraordinary times and there is a real sense of anxiety and vulnerability across our population, including for ourselves and our colleagues, as we work through this pandemic. However, as nurses we can draw comfort and confidence from our broad knowledge base, expert clinical skills, and leadership capabilities. We are used to dealing with the unexpected, problem-solving, and making the systems work for our clients and whānau. We are used to delivering care and services that are empathic and evidence-based. We know how to work in teams and in partnership; we know how to assess, prioritise health needs, and make clinical-decisions; we know how to adhere to infection control practice and teach others; we know how to support people through times of trauma and crisis; and how to support their recovery.