Journal of Professional Nursing

Nursing: Towards a Positive Future

Pamela Sampson, RGON, BA, Nurse Manager, Kensington Court, Nelson

Reference:  Sampson, P. (1993). Nursing: Towards a Positive Future. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 8(2), 23-26.


Since the announcement of the New Zealand Health reforms which are to be in place by July 1993 responses to the reforms written by New Zealand nurses tend to demonstrate a “victim mentality” as compared with a “focus of opportunity”.  In discussing these two opposing responses, Koerner (1992:2) indicates that much energy can be expended in maintaining the status quo in lieu of creatively redesigning the work of nursing o focus on the social problems requiring health care reform.

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