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Library Subject Guides

Health Sciences: Nursing

Recommended Databases



New Zealand information

Canterbury Wellbeing Index Information about well being in Christchurch and the Selwyn and Waimakariri districts

Code of conduct booklet from the Nursing Council of New Zealand

Code of ethics From New Zealand Nurses' Organisation

College of Nurses Aotearoa NZ Professional organisation of NZ nurses from all regions and specialities. The College provides professional development as well as speaking out on issues affecting nurses and the health of the community

Health and Disability Commissioner

Health Improvement & Innovation Resource Centre (HIIRC) source of what's going on in New Zealand health care - includes links to literature, directories of organisations, links to health improvement projects, as well as news and events

Health Statistics - see the Statistical Resources: Health subject guide

Māori health Ministry of Health webpage with links to a range of Māori health resources including, scholarships, policy, strategy, health providers, health models, traditional healing and more. He Korowai Oranga: Māori Health Strategy Ministry of Health policy document

Māori Health Review an excellent A-Z list of the latest information and research on a range of topics affecting Māori health, includes specific disease topics like Asmtha and Diabetes as well as issues like 'Access to care', 'Socioeconomic inequalities', 'School-based health services' and "Social determinants of health'.

Medsafe New Zealand medicines and medical devices safety authority

New Zealand Formulary Information about medicines for health professionals

New Zealand Ministry of Health - Nursing

New Zealand National Formulary provides health care professionals with clinically validated information on medicines and guidance on best practice

New Zealand Nurses Organisation Union representing nurses in NZ

New Zealand Wound Care Society voluntary organisation comprised of health care professionals with an interest in wound management

Nursing Council of New Zealand

Pharmac New Zealand Crown entity which decides the medicines and pharmaceuticals that will be subsidised for use in New Zealand


European Wound Management Association

International Council of Nurses

NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) is part of the Department of Health (UK) created to provide clinical guidance. Here you'll find information on new technologies as well as clinical practice guidelines

National Guideline Clearing House a database of clinical practice guidelines from around the world. Maintained by the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) US government department responsible for regulating food safety, dietary supplements, prescription medications, medical devices and other

Clinical Practice Guidelines are documents that aim to assist with clinical decision making in areas of medicine including diagnosis, management and treatment. Guidelines are based on the best available evidence. Sources of guidelines include:

SIGN Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network. 

GIN Guidelines International Network - the largest collection of online clinical practice guidelines.

Clinical Trials are clinical research based on observation or experiment. They are designed to answer specific questions about health interventions, frequently looking at the effectiveness or safety of drugs, devices and procedures. is a registry of clinical trials run by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in the US. There are currently nearly 300,000 trials from 208 countries in the registry.

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Margaret Paterson

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