31 Mar 2015

Are Rural Nurses second class citizens

From Nine To Noon, 9:39 am on 31 March 2015

There are calls for rural nurses to be given more recognition and support with a nursing lecturer saying they are second class citizens. Barbara Docherty has worked as a nurse on the Chatham Islands and general practice nurse. She has a Masters in Nursing and lectures at Auckland University where she trains primary health care professionals in rural and urban nursing. She says rural nursing is not taken seriously by the sector and that needs to change.