Reflections on #COVID19nz: Older people and age-friendly nursing
He Huritao mō #COVID19nz: Mō te hunga pakeke, me ngā mahi tapuhi pai mō te kaumātua
Stephen Neville PhD, RN, FCNA(NZ), Professor of Wellbeing and Ageing, Head of Nursing, Auckland University of Technology, Aotearoa New Zealand
Reference: Neville, S. (2020). Reflections on #COVID19nz: Older people and age-friendly nursing. Nursing Praxis in Aotearoa New Zealand, 36(2), 4-6. https://doi.org/10.36951/27034542.2020.006
COVID-19 has gripped the world in a way that many of us have never experienced in our lifetime. Who would have thought that the people of Aotearoa New Zealand would unite and support the government in successfully locking down our country and containing #COVID19nz. In the early days of the pandemic it was younger New Zealanders who contracted the virus. However, this quickly changed and it was soon realised the catastrophic effects this would have on Aotearoa’s older citizens.