As the 29th edition of the Whitireia Journal of Nursing, Health & Social Services is launched, Whitireia also celebrates the past ten years’ of journals becoming available for free online.
Every year, students, tutors and professionals submit research to be published in the journal with works covering a range of topics connected to different facets of health. Past editions covered topics such as:
- Improving sleep quality
- History of cardiac arrest
- Mental health
- Cultural safety
- Literature reviews and poetry.
Making the journal open access provides a wider range of readers with information about the health and social services professions and puts a spotlight on the authors’ scholarship. Now readers can view any of the articles at any time and revisit works.
Whitireia also celebrates the publication of the 29th edition of the Whitireia Journal of Nursing & Social Services. Topics included in this edition:
- A Sample of Vocational Tertiary Educators’ Experiences of Transitioning to Online Teaching During the 2020 National Lockdown – Louisa Choe, Lee Smith, Augustilia Rodrigues and Carmel Haggerty
- The Physician Manager: What are the Practice Challenges of the Fast-Developing Professional Role? – Dr Veenu Das and Dr Stephanie Kelly
- I Can’t Concentrate! Creative Learning Environments That Support Highly Sensitive Learners to Thrive – Dr Kaaryn Cater
- The Feasibility of Intensive Care Paramedics Performing a Resuscitative Hysterotomy in Out-of-Hospital Maternal Cardiac Arrest – Jack Kerslake and Amanda Bird
- How can Paramedics Integrate the Hui Process and Meihana Model into Their Practice to Provide Better Healthcare for Māori? – Grace Matenga and Belinda Westenra.
Belinda McGrath, co-editor of this year’s journal says, “We are excited to showcase the Journal online, readers can now freely access articles from the last 10 years”.
To find all past journals, click here.
Learn about the authors of two of our latest edition's articles
A huge number of kaimahi (staff), ākonga (students) and graduates submitted work to the 29th edition of Whitireia Journal of Nursing, Health & Social Services. Learn more about their backgrounds below.
Augustilia Rodrigues, Carmel Haggerty and Lee Smith
Article: A Sample of Vocational Tertiary Educators’ Experiences of Transitioning to Online Teaching During the 2020 Lockdown
Augustilia Rodrigues is a curriculum lead for the Whitireia Bachelor of Nursing programme, with six years as a published author and even more as a nurse! Her work to date has primarily focused on various factors in education, nursing and otherwise in Aotearoa.
With over 20 years of nursing education experience, Carmel Haggerty is head of the School of Health and Social Services at Whitireia and WelTec and was first published in the journal in 2002.
Dunedin-born Lee Smith is a senior research advisor at Whitireia and WelTec and enjoys playing the repinique drum. “This article arose out of a wider project that many polytechnics were involved in, which was how tutors across ITPs managed the emergency transition to online teaching because of COVID. This was a follow up as we wished to showcase Whitireia and WelTec tutors.” – Lee Smith.
Article: I Can’t Concentrate! Creating Learning Environments That Support Highly Sensitive Learners to Thrive
Dr Kaaryn Cater is a New Zealand-born learning advisor at Whitireia and WelTec. She trained as a primary school teacher and completed a Bachelor of Education at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She then went on to complete a Master of Education and PhD in educational psychology at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Dr Cater’s research focuses on the impact that differing levels of neurosensitivity have on learning.
When not working or writing, Kaaryn loves hiking, biking, running and gardening. She has performed extensively as an actor and a singer but doesn’t have the time now to commit to performing, although she hopes to do so again in the future!
Listen below to the audio clip of Kaaryn talking about why creating learning environments that support highly sensitive learners to thrive is so important.