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Issue 106 - 18 August 2009

Come and hear Suzanne Gordon at the NZNO Centennial Conference..... She was impressive at the National Nurses Day (see ref below).
To request a copy of this article, please quote "Ref LaBelle".

LaBelle, Gordon wow crowd during National Nurses Day event. Massachusetts Nurse, May2008, Vol. 79 Issue 5, p4
Abstract:
The article reports on the speech delivered by singer Patti LaBelle and health care journalist Suzanne Gordon that were applauded by nurses and nursing students during the National Nurses Day event on May 6, 2008. LaBelle, whose advocacy has raised awareness about AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, and cancer, has expressed her appreciation to the nurses who exceed effort to make others' lives better. Gordon likewise addresses on mandated safe staffing limits.

 

Articles

JOURNAL: Lamp
1. Nurses hit the big screen
by Holmes, Brett. Lamp, 01/06/2009, Vol 66 Issue 5:p5
Abstract:
The author reflects on a short film festival which was sponsored by the New South Wales Nurses' Association and a television advertising campaign that was created by the association. He suggests that Nurses have thousands of important stories to tell and that the festival was created to make sure some of those stories were seen and heard by a wider audience. He argues that the advertising campaign will promote the highly skilled and professional nature of nursing.

2. 'Pat on the back' for Stockton Centre nurses
by Grant, Michael. Lamp, 01/06/2009, Vol 66 Issue 5:p6
Abstract:
A letter to the editor is presented which is concerned with nurses who work for Australia's department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care.

3. Thanks NSWNA for saving Coonamble Nurse Manager
by Whyte, Carlie. Lamp, 01/06/2009, Vol 66 Issue 5:p6
Abstract:
A letter to the editor is presented which is concerned with the New South Wales Nurses' Association.

4.  Kempsey Hospital staff heroes during flood
by Clarke, Jennifer. Lamp, 01/06/2009, Vol 66 Issue 5:p7
Abstract:
A letter to the editor is presented which is concerned with the impact a flood had on workers at Kempsey District Hospital in Australia.

5.  Get involved in aged care campaign
by Hardman, Linda. Lamp, 01/06/2009, Vol 66 Issue 5:p7
Abstract:
A letter to the editor is presented which is concerned with a campaign which was developed by the New South Wales Nurses' Association.

6. Lamp article on EN training confusing
by Mills, Russell. Lamp, 01/06/2009, Vol 66 Issue 5:p7
Abstract:
A letter to the editor is presented in response to an article in the March 2009 issue which was concerned with the training of nurses.

7. Lamp article on EN training confusing
Lamp, 01/06/2009, Vol 66 Issue 5, p7
Abstract: A letter from the editor is presented which is concerned with the training of nurses.

8. Unionised health workers paid 30% more
Lamp, 01/06/2009, Vol 66 Issue 5:p8
Abstract:
The article reports on statistics about employment in Australia that were released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2009. The statistics showed that the average weekly earnings of female workers in health care and social assistance who are union members is $902, compared to $695 per week for the same category of female workers who are not union members.

9. Asbestos compensation case recognises the modern family
Lamp, 01/06/2009, Vol 66 Issue 5:p8
Abstract:
The article reports on a 2009 legal decision in Australia in which the New South Wales Court of Appeals recognized that parent-child and spouse relationships are not the only dependent relationships in a family. The case focused on the case of Margaret Dawson, who moved in with her daughter to help raise her two grandchildren, was diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of 20 years of washing her husband's asbestos covered work clothes and sued her husband's former employer, James Hardie.

10. Nurses more likely diagnosed with asthma
Lamp, 01/06/2009, Vol 66 Issue 5:p8
Abstract:
The article reports on the results of a research study which was conducted by a cross-panel of academics from the US and Spain and which looked at the health of 3,650 healthcare workers, including 941 nurses the research found that nurses who use cleaning products and disinfectants have a 67% greater chance of developing asthma than employees from occupations without such chemical exposures.

11. Indigenous Nurses on the Rise
Lamp, 01/06/2009, Vol 66 Issue 5:p8
Abstract:
The article focuses on a report on nursing in Australia that was released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in 2009. the reports found that the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander indigenous registered nurses increased by more than 70% between 1996 and 2006. Reaction to the report which was offered by the Chief Executive of the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses, Sally Goold, is discussed.

12. OHS pocket guide for external locations
Lamp, 01/06/2009, Vol 66 Issue 5:p8
Abstract:
The article reports on a pocket guide of occupational health and safety issues that affect people working in the health care industry in Australia that was released in 2009 by WorkCover NSW. A discussion of the topics that are covered in the guide, which focuses on of the specific occupational safety and health risks that many nurses in Australia, especially community nurses, face when working outside of major institutions, is presented.

13. First chair of cancer nursing announced
Lamp, 01/06/2009, Vol 66 Issue 5:p9
Abstract:
The article reports on the appointment of professor Kate White, Associate Dean of Research of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at Sydney University, to the position of Professor of Cancer Nursing. The position was created by Cancer Institute NSW in recognition of a growing number of cancer cases which is being seen in New South Wales in 2009 and in recognition of the vital role nurses play in meeting the oncological health needs of Australia's
citizens.

14. More funding for aged care, says Senate Aged Care Report
Lamp, 01/06/2009, Vol. 66 Issue 5:p9
Abstract:
The article focuses on the contents of a report on the status of residential and community geriatric care in Australia and geriatric health care reform which was released in 2009 by Australia's Senate Standing Committee. A discussion of reaction to the report which was offered by the Australian Nursing Federation is presented.

15. Chair of Intellectual Disability Mental Health announced
Lamp, 01/06/2009, Vol 66 Issue 5:p9
Abstract:
The article reports on the 2009 appointment of Australian researcher Dr. Julian Troller to the position of chairman of Intellectual Disability Mental Health at the University of New South Wales. The appointment was part of an Australian state government initiative to improve support for people with an intellectual disability and mental health issues.

16. Survey results from NSW Practice Nurses
Lamp, 01/06/2009, Vol. 66 Issue 5:p9
Abstract:
The article reports on the results of a survey that was sent in 2009 to Australian practice nurses by the New South Wales Nurses' Association. The survey found that 87% of the nurses are registered nurses, 13% are endorsed and enrolled nurses and that 27% of the nurses have a post registration qualification. Additional statistics found in the survey results are discussed.

17. Australian nurse deported from Dubai
Lamp, 01/06/2009, Vol. 66 Issue 5:p10
Abstract:
The article reports on the case of Darren O'Mullane an Australian nurse who worked at Dubai's American Hospital and was jailed for 24 days and then and deported from Dubai after being convicted of making a rude hand gesture to another motorist who turned out to be a United Arab Emirates government official. O'Mullane's motives for making the gesture are discussed.

18. 100 Fijian nurses forced to retire
Lamp, 01/06/2009, Vol. 66 Issue 5:p10
Abstract:
The article reports on the forced retirement of nearly 100 nurses who are members of the Fiji Nurses Association which resulted from the 2009 release of a State Services Decree which stated that the mandatory retirement age for all civil servants on Fiji is 55. A decision of many of the nurses to relocate to hospitals in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Dubai, New Zealand and Australia is presented.

JOURNAL: Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional

19.The Golden Rule
by Hrehocik, Maureen. Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, Jul 2009, Vol. 58 Issue 7:p8
Abstract:
The author reflects on how important it is for unions to manifest care towards people. He mentions that unions are not needed in long-term care facilities since it requires genuine care for people who are vulnerable and usually mistreated in the society. He affirms that he believes in the keep it simple, stupid principle which implies common sense and decency in treating other people.

20. WHO declares H1N1 pandemic; researcher describes key LTC practices
by Kolus, Kevin. Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, Jul 2009, Vol 58 Issue 7:p10-12
Abstract:
The article reports on the move of the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare the AH1N1 swine flu virus as a pandemic worldwide. It mentions that due to the announcement, several long-term care facilities have implemented practices to counter it which include developing protocols to limit people's access to the facility, conducting clinical surveillance and monitoring influenza-like diseases. It relates that the declaration was based on the widespread of the illness and not on its severity.

21. FDA warns not to use Clarcon products
Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, Jul 2009, Vol 58 Issue 7:p12
Abstract:
The article reports on the move of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to warn consumers not to use products from Clarcon Biological Chemistry Laboratory Inc. It mentions that an inspection made by the agency revealed that the firm's skin sanitizers and protectants contain high levels of disease-causing bacteria. It relates that some of the bacterias have been found to cause infections in the skin and its underlying tissues.

22. NNHS Survey 2004 Overview: beds and resident numbers down
by Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, Jul 2009, Vol 58 Issue 7:p12
Abstract:
The article provides information on National Nursing Home (NNHS) Survey: 2004 Overview, which presents major findings related to the quality of care for residents in the U.S. It mentions that highlights of the report include that the nursing home residents decreased from 1.6 million in 1999 to 1.5 million in 2004 and relates that mental disorders are the second leading diagnosis for patients in the survey. It relates that almost 11% of nursing home
residents had at least one hospitalization.

23. Transparency in health reform or a ball-and-chain?
by Gatty, Bob. Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, Jul 2009, Vol 58 Issue 7:p14-17
Abstract:
In this article, the author discusses the possible implication of the passing of the national healthcare reform legislation by U.S. president Barack Obama to skilled nursing facilities in the state. It mentions that provisions of the proposed bill focuses on how to make improvements in the existing system. It relates that among the consideration being taken include required disclosure of ownership and accountability requirements.

24. Navigating the marketing maze
by Willaman, Mark. Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, Jul 2009, Vol 58 Issue 7:p18-21
Abstract:
The article offers suggestions on how to make the best out of working with senior care suppliers in the U.S. It mentions that a recession can be an ideal time to invest in business since vendors are willing to negotiate contracts that can reduce their cost. It relates that marketers need a strong online presence and a rich marketing web site to achieve their long-term goals of health care providers.

25. e-Procurement: An opportunity for cost savings, greater efficiencies
by Morrison, Malcolm H. Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, Jul 2009, Vol 58 Issue 7:p22-25
Abstract:
An interview with Malcolm H. Morrison, president and chief executive officer at Morrison Informatics Inc. is presented. When asked about electronic procurement, he relates that it is a business-to-business purchase and sale of supplies through the Internet. He affirms that cost control has been a major problem for healthcare providers who have been facing increasing challenges in the sector especially in offering quality care.

Journals – Table of Contents

26. From International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, June 2009, Volume 18, Number 3
Editorial

26A. Finding voice: Promoting the right of free speech for mental health nurses (p 151-152)
Feature Articles
26B.
Powerlessness, marginalized identity, and silencing of health concerns: Voiced realities of women living with a mental health diagnosis (p 153-163)
26C. Art psychotherapy in a consumer diagnosed with borderline personality disorder: A case study (p 164-172)
26D. Humanistic educational theory and the socialization of preregistration mental health nursing students (p 173-178)
26E. Implications of evidence-based practice for mental health nursing (p 179-185)
26F. Are symptoms associated with increased levels of perceived stress in first-episode psychosis? (p 186-194)
26G. Sexuality of people living with a mental illness: A collaborative challenge for mental health nurses (p 195-203)
26H. Introducing peer-group clinical supervision: An action research project (p 204-210)
26I. Improving clinicians' attitudes toward providing feedback on routine outcome assessments (p 211-215)
26J. Binary construct analysis of forensic psychiatric nursing in the UK: High, medium, and low security services (p 216-224)

27. From the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, August 2009, Volume 40, Number 8
Editorial
27A.
What Nurses Do
Administrative Angles
27B.
The “Connection” Between Continuing Education and Quality
Clinical Updates
27C.
Treating Ventricular Tachycardia
Teaching Tips
27D.
Situations in Which Questions Are Valuable
Original Article
27E. Development of a Competency Framework for Nurse Managers in Ireland
27F. Implementation of the 6-Week Educational Component in the Res-Care Intervention: Process and Outcomes
27G. Applied Epidemiology for Public Health and Community-Based Nurses
27H. Voices of Experience: Reflections of Nurse Educators
27I. Effect of an Acute Care Geriatric Educational Program on Fall Rates and Nurse Work Satisfaction
27J. Lessons Learned While Conducting a Clinical Trial to Facilitate Evidence-Based Practice: The Neophyte Researcher Experience

Conferences, training and seminars

28. Setting the Australian Healthcare Agenda: How is Nursing & Midwifery Positioned...?
Date:
10-11 September 2009
Venue: Mercure Hotel Brisbane; 85-87 North Quay, Brisbane, QUEENSLAND
More information: www.matereducation.com.au

29. Mind to Care - The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
Date:
29 Sept - 2 Oct 2009
Venue: Sydney
More information: www.astmanagement.com.au/acmhn9

News – National

30. Ban ham from kids' lunches, parents told
TVNZ - 18 August 2009
Parents are being warned that they should stop putting ham and other processed meats in their children's lunchboxes. The World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRFI) says children who eat smoked, salted or cured meats can develop a greater risk of bowel cancer later in life.
http://tvnz.co.nz/health-news/ban-ham-kids-lunches-parents-told-2926050

31. Common drug may help MS symptoms
TVNZ - 18 August 2009
A widely used blood pressure drug may hold promise as a treatment for multiple sclerosis, US researchers said on Tuesday. Lab tests found the generic drug lisinopril, developed by Merck and sold as Prinivil or Tensopril, prevented paralysis in mice with a form of MS
http://tvnz.co.nz/health-news/common-drug-may-help-ms-symptoms-2925825

News - International

32. Changes to nurse and maternity services
A SENATE committee has urged the government to push ahead with changes to nurse and maternity services, despite recognising the risk home births could be driven underground.
The Australian - 18 August 2009
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25944066-23289,00.html

33. Flying doctor 'at risk' from cuts
Sydney Morning Herald - August 18, 2009 
Australians in remote areas will suffer if the country's iconic air ambulance is clipped by tighter state budgets, the head of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) says.
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/flying-doctor-at-risk-from-cuts-20090818-entw.html


 

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