The inaugural winner, in 2014, was Wellington Plunket nurse
One Plunket nurse
described her interaction with a very young teenage mother with multiple complex issues, clearly illustrating the imperatives of trust and time for issues of child and maternal safety.
I am often asked if they can have a Maori Plunket nurse
. Unfortunately there are none in my area so I let them know I work in partnership with a Kaiawhina and if they want we can co-visit.
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).
As a Plunket nurse
, I realised how satisfying it is to combine home visits with clinic consultations.
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.
"A Plunket nurse
can assess a new mother for anxiety or depression, and how this may be affecting attachment with her baby.
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
Canterbury Plunket nurse
Louise Burrowes used to try and avoid tikanga when she visited Maori families.
Caption: Plunket's negotiating team, back row, from left: Kathy Greenstreet, clinical leader delegate, Auckland; Jenny Sunnex-Dib, Plunket nurse
delegate, Tauranga; Angela Collie, B4 school nurse and national delegate, Auckland; Marion Hiemstra, national educator delegate, Auckland; Laurie Stuart, community Karitane delegate, Auckland; Sandy Shanly, clinical leader delegate, Tauranga; and Selina Robinson, NZNO co-advocate, Tauranga.
Ten delegates will be on the bargaining team: Marion Hiemstra, nurse educator; Kathy Greenstreet, clinical leader; national delegate commitee representative Angela Collie, Plunket nurse
; Melissa Hadley, kaiawhina; all from Greater Auckland; Sandra Shanly, clinical leader; Jenny Sunnex-Dib, Plunket nurse
, both from Tauranga; Tania-Robert Thomson, Plunket nurse
; Hannah Cook, Plunketline, both from Greater Wellington; and Wendy Dawson, Plunket nurse