I have been a paediatric nurse for 8 years at Kidz First Medical, Middlemore Hospital. I have also worked in paediatric surgrical and the neonatal unit. I am a New Zealand born Niue woman and take pride in being able to say I am from “The Rock”.
Emily Fuika Soapi is a Tuvaluan clinical nurse specialist, currently in a secondment role working with Pacific Health, at the Auckland District Health Board on a project called Pacific Planned Care Navigation.
Being a Tongan male, I am aware of the barriers Pacific men face when seeking help and I want to play my part in removing some. I hope to use the knowledge I have gained through my training and life to better the health outcomes of patients, their family and wider community.
1. What is your role as a Pacific Nurse / Midwife
I am a Mana Kidz nurse who works in the community. Mana kidz is a nurse led school based programme providing comprehensive healthcare including rheumatic fever prevention services, skin infection treatment and management and health assessments.
Otara Community Based Assessment Centre My recent experience as the Operations Lead at the Otara Community Based Assessment Centre (CBAC) located at South Seas Healthcare was one of the highlights of my nursing career and one that will definitely be part of history. The introduction of Covid 19 was a new concept that has made,
Media Release 30 June 2020 – 12pm First Pacific owned research group to be fully funded by HRC explores mental health of Pacific mothers and fathers The Health Research Council has awarded Dr Seini Taufa of Moana Research – an independent research organisation owned by six Pacific researchers – a ($600K) Pacific Project Grant to
1) What is your role as a Pacific Nurse? My current role is the Nursing Director at Alliance Health Plus Trust (AH+). AH+ is one of the seven Primary Healthcare Organisations in the metro Auckland region. My role combines areas of operational, strategic and governance at a local, district, regional and national level. In the
A group of academics caused some controversy when they proposed a Covid 19 Plan B to the current lockdown approach. I have much respect for these academics who have extensive knowledge and expertise in their field of work, notably not in the field of infectious diseases. In their rather mild defence, the science they reference has some merit, but was devoid of important context.
Akaue’anga (Duty of Care) – Every Turanga, Pirianga has Akaue’anga. This is the acknowledgement and fulfilment of individual and collective duties. This is a “Duty of Care” that is tied to each role we have. As a son, my brothers turanga means he often checks up on my parents, making sure they’re watching what they eat or exercising in the bubble and in return they ask him how his day has been especially after a shift as an essential worker.
It’s day seven of lock down in New Zealand and after the rush of last week’s announcements and the pace in which everything has happened, I’m still trying to make sense of what it means to be in lockdown and why, even with everything that I know – I still feel a bit anxious.