The November release of the Whitireia Journal of Nursing, Health and Social Services continues to provide high quality research about healthcare in New Zealand with the publication of their latest journal during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has exacerbated existing healthcare issues around the world and highlighted the limits of even the best healthcare systems, emphasising the need for quality research in this area.
The Whitireia Journal aims to publish articles that are relevant to current health service delivery, especially in a New Zealand context. ‘It gives writers an opportunity to publish within the New Zealand academic environment and share specific research based within the cultural context of New Zealand,’ says Belinda McGrath, one of the Journal’s co-editors.
The Journal is an ongoing collaboration between the School of Health and the publishing programme at Whitireia. This year saw students and faculty editing articles while in lockdown and progressing with the publication process as we moved through the alert levels. ‘Technology has played a big role in the production and work for the Journal and shows that we are able to utilise effective ways of communication that could be continued in the future,’ says Belinda.
‘We want to continue to produce high quality, interesting and relevant articles for a wide audience in health and social services. We also hope that the readership will broaden and that international readers will recognise the value of New Zealand research.’
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The topics covered in this year’s journal are as follows:
- Socioeconomic impacts on mental health consumers
- The lived experiences of selectively mute adults in education
- Migrant caregivers’ communication experiences in aged residential care facilities
- Teaching sensitive topics in online environments
- Professional practice in interprofessional education
All articles will be available through ProQuest. One-off copies and subscriptions can be purchased by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org