Plunket nurse

Plunket nurse

n
(Social Welfare) NZ a child-care nurse appointed by the Plunket Society
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One of the nurses providing the extended WC/TO service to teenage mothers described her role as "the same Plunket nurse role as [for] everyone else but it is just more intensive".
I am often asked if they can have a Maori Plunket nurse.
Furthermore, once a mother and child were discharged home, a Plunket nurse would take over the monitoring and instruction of the new mother, reinforcing the notion that women were incapable of caring for their babies without professional assistance (Apple, 1995; Kedgley, 1996).
The support received by their midwife or Plunket nurse not only encompassed practical advice about parenting, but also emotional support, which better equipped them to improve communication with their partner and reduce tensions in their couple relationship.
Before moving to Whanganui, she worked as a Plunket nurse in Helensville and Central Otago, was a surgical ward sister in Palmerston North Hospital and deputy matron at Nelson Hospital.
The Plunket nurse continued to write instructions to the mother on how best to raise her children with half a page per day for the nurse to write instructions--the same space as in the earliest books.
The qualitative component of the study included face-to-face interviews with 15 of the 21 teenage mothers receiving the pilot service and the Plunket nurse providing the service.
from around 1914 when it was decided that only nurses who had a minimum of three years hospital training and were on a government register (registered nurses) would be accepted for Plunket nurse training.
Former winners are Plunket nurse Katrina Coleman (2014), rural nurse Gemma Hutton (2015), and nurse educator Jed Montayre and long-term conditions nurse Rosita Richards (2016).
Unlike her predecessor, Jenny Prince, she has not been a Plunket nurse.
One day when visiting me, my Plunket nurse, Angela Ria, said: 'I think you'd make a really good nurse', and that sparked my interest.
A registered nurse, she started work with Plunket as a volunteer 30 years ago, then became a Plunket nurse.