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Models of Care Policy Framework

NZNO is committed to the representation of members and the promotion of nursing and midwifery. NZNO provides professional leadership and advice in a range of areas including models of care.

In 2011, NZNO published 2020 and Beyond: A Vision for Nursing establishing the parameters for future work in each of the areas of the vision. As a result, in 2012 and 2013, NZNO consulted on and published its education policy framework. In the latter half of 2013, work was undertaken on the NZNO models of care policy framework. Using the vision as a starting point, a research project was undertaken exploring nurse perceptions of models of care. The research identified a clear set of principles that have been used to underpin the draft policy framework on models of care that we are now consulting on. The research report can be found on the NZNO website: under Research.

Our intention is to consult widely – we have already consulted with NZNO member groups and are now sending this document out more widely to other nursing and health professional groups and the wider public. We attach here for you the second draft of the policy framework on models of care that presents NZNO’s statements and goals on models of care and what needs to be done to achieve these goals.

We are seeking your feedback on the draft policy framework. In particular, we are interested in your feedback on the following points:


  • Are there any gaps or is there too much content?
  • Do you agree or disagree with the statements or the order in which they are presented?

Action points:

  • Do you support these?
  • Do you have any recommendations for further or amended action points?

Case studies/examples

  • Are these useful inclusions?
  • Do you have any other suggestions?

Any other comments or feedback.

Please feel free to write directly on the framework document itself using track changes (or in pen then scan and email or post if this is easier), or on this document. Please forward to your members as appropriate. All comments and feedback are warmly welcomed no matter how small or large.

Please forward your feedback on the policy by 18 April 2014 to or post to PO Box 1195, Nelson 7040.

Enquiries to:  Jill Clendon - Nursing Policy Adviser/Researcher

Ph 03 5463941