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Health Sciences profile

Dr David Healee

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentCentre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies (Christchurch)
QualificationsRGN DHSc MA (Appld Nsg) CTT
Research summaryOlder adults and transcultural nursing
  • College of Nurses
  • NZ Orthoapedic Nurses Association
  • Member of the Japanese Society of Nurses
  • Orthopaedics
  • Spinal injuries
  • Clinical leadership


Older adults recovery from physical injury – a Grounded theory methodology used to examine how older adults recovered from hip fracture.

International Project exploring how Japanese nurses work in the NZ context.

Additional details

Panel Member for NZ Nursing Council - Nursing Programme accreditation


Nadeem, A., & Healee, D. (2021). Utility of the Waterlow scale in acute care settings: A literature review. Kai Tiaki Nursing Research, 12(1), 44-48. doi: 10.3316/informit.232142521342232

Healee, D. J., McCallin, A., & Jones, M. (2017). Restoring: How older adults manage their recovery from hip fracture. International Journal of Orthopaedic & Trauma Nursing, 26, 30-35. doi: 10.1016/j.ijotn.2017.03.001

Healee, D., & Inada, K. (2016). Working with difference: Thematic concepts of Japanese nurses working in New Zealand. Nursing & Health Sciences, 18(1), 91-96. doi: 10.1111/nhs.12246

Healee, D. J., McCallin, A., & Jones, M. (2011). Older adult's recovery from hip fracture: A literature review. International Journal of Orthopaedic & Trauma Nursing, 15(1), 18-28. doi: 10.1016/j.ijotn.2010.06.010

Blake, S., Healee, D., & Lamont, S. (1989). Spinal injuries: First aid and acute nursing. Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, 82(2), 26-27.