The Whitireia Journal of Nursing, Health and Social Services provides an opportunity for undergraduate and postgraduate students to publish articles that address issues and promote debate within nursing, paramedicine, social practice and health care in Aotearoa New Zealand.
First published in 1993 as the Whitireia Nursing Journal, the journal is published in collaboration with the Whitireia Publishing programme.
The purpose of the journal is to contribute to and inform debate on practice and health professional education in New Zealand.
Articles cover a range of issues relevant to the provision of quality health and social services in New Zealand, including professional education. The journal also explores how the personal and cultural dimensions of health care can enhance spiritual wellbeing, whānau/ family wellbeing, physical wellbeing and mental health wellbeing.
The journal has published articles relevant to Māori and Pacifica health and wellbeing, as well as other groups and communities that make up the diverse New Zealand society. Articles have addressed women’s and children’s health, health issues affecting gay and lesbian communities, and health consumers in the criminal justice system.
Published annually, the journal has contributed to keeping Whitireia at the top of health professional education in New Zealand. It remains a sought after publication and continues to be a collaborative opportunity for the Health and Publishing programmes at Whitireia.
The 27th edition of the journal, published during 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic, includes articles that address: