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When: 1-28 February 2014
What: Add an extra serving of fresh fruit and vegetables to your day
Why: To feel great and win fabulous prizes
Where: Like Fredge on facebook and register for the Challenge
Articles - Children's Health Care [Journal]
1. Commentary: Introduction to the Special Issue on Pediatric Behavioral Sleep Medicine.
By Ievers-Landis, Carolyn E.; Kuhn, Brett R. Children's Health Care. Jul 2012, Vol. 41 Issue 3,
Abstract: The article discusses various reports published within the issue, including one by Mindell, DuMond, Tanenbaum and Gunn on the role breastfeeding may play in infants’ sleep, one on continuous positive airway pressure in children with sleep-disordered breathing and one on parent-reported habitual snoring and child-reported depressive symptoms
2. Long-Term Relationship Between Breastfeeding and Sleep.
By Mindell, Jodi A.; Du Mond, Courtney; Tanenbaum, Jason B.; Gunn, Euen. Children's Health Care. Jul 2012, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p190-203. 14p
Abstract: The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between breastfeeding and sleep in a longitudinal study of infants. Ninety-two mothers of exclusively breast-fed (n?=?36) and exclusively formula-fed (n?=?56) infants completed the Brief Infant Sleep Questionnaire at baseline (age of enrollment = 3 to 12 months) and at four follow-up visits (3, 6, 9, and 12 to 18 months). Breast-fed infants had more disrupted sleep at baseline including increased night wakings and sleep fragmentation; however, these differences disappeared by the 9-month follow-up. Furthermore, by the 6-month follow-up, parental presence at sleep onset played a more important role in sleep outcomes than breastfeeding. These findings suggest that sleep disruptions associated with breastfeeding resolve over time. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER] .
3. Sleep Quantity and Quality in Relation to Daytime Functioning in Children.
By Vriend, Jennifer L.; Davidson, Fiona D.; Corkum, Penny V.; Rusak, Benjamin; McLaughlin, Elizabeth N.; Chambers, Christine T. Children's Health Care. Jul 2012, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p204-222. 19p
Abstract: This study examined sleep in relation to daytime functioning in 32 typically developing children (8–12 y). Participants wore actigraphs for one week and then completed tasks designed to measure emotional functioning, short-term memory, working memory, and attention. Results revealed that children slept approximately 1 h less per night than recommended. Older children had shorter sleep durations, higher sleep efficiencies, and later sleep onset times. Examination of the relationships between sleep and daytime functioning revealed that small variations in sleep were significantly associated with differences in emotional functioning and attention. Results highlight the need to increase awareness about the importance of sleep in children. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]
4. Objective and Subjective Health Parameters and Relation to CPAP Adherence in Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
By Simon, Stacey L.; Duncan, Christina L. Children's Health Care. Jul 2012, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p223-232. 10p
Abstract: Little is known regarding adherence-related factors for children prescribed continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Parent and child health-related perceptions may contribute to adherence. This study investigated objective and subjective OSA-related health parameters for 51 youth ages 8–17 with OSA. More than half were non-adherent to CPAP, and three-fourths were overweight or obese. While objective disease severity did not differ between groups, youth who were non-adherent had more subjective symptoms (parent-reported daytime sleepiness and sleep duration problems; youth-reported daytime problem behaviors). Further research is needed to develop interventions to promote CPAP adherence for children with OSA. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER] .
5. Parent-Reported Habitual Snoring and Depressive Symptoms Among Children and Adolescents Who Are Obese.
By Kralovic, Shanna; Spilsbury, James C.; Ievers-Landis, Carolyn E.; Cuttler, Leona; Narasimhan, Sumana; Rosen, Carol. Children's Health Care. Jul 2012, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p233-245. 13p.
By: Monaghan, Maureen; Herbert, Linda J.; Cogen, Fran R.; Streisand, Randi. Children's Health Care. Jul2012, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p246-259. 14p
Articles - Packaging and Cigarettes
6. Plainly Constitutional: The Upholding of Plain Tobacco Packaging by the High Court of Australia.
By Liberman, Jonathan. American Journal of Law & Medicine. 2013, Vol. 39 Issue 2/3, p361-381. Absract: In November 2011, Australia became the first country in the world to legislate for "plain packaging" of tobacco products. As of December 1, 2012, the packaging of tobacco products sold in Australia must be a standard, drab dark brown color; and the printing of tobacco company logos, brand imagery, colors, or promotional text on that packaging and on individual tobacco products is prohibited. While the Australian scheme is described as "plain packaging," tobacco packaging is required to be far from "plain" in the ordinary sense of the word. The scheme requires large health warnings composed of graphics, warning statements and explanatory messages, and information messages. Plain packaging of tobacco products—which has also been called "generic packaging" or "standardized packaging"—is not a new idea. It was proposed as far back as June 1986, when the Canadian Medical Association agreed to a motion in favor of its adoption
7. Tobacco Control and Beyond: The Broader Implications of United States -- Clove Cigarettes for Non-Communicable Diseases.
By McGrady, Benn; Jones, Alexandra. American Journal of Law & Medicine. 2013, Vol. 39 Issue 2/3, p265-289. 25p
Abstract: As implementation of the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) accelerates and states seek to address risk factors for non-communicable disease more broadly, tension has increased between the law of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and public health. For example, Indonesia recently brought a successful claim against a U.S. law that prohibits cigarettes with a characterizing flavor other than menthol or tobacco. Indonesia succeeded in arguing that the regulation discriminates against clove-flavored cigarettes of Indonesian origin in favor of menthol-flavored cigarettes of U.S. origin. Also in the WTO context, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Ukraine have challenged an Australian law prohibiting the presence of branding on tobacco packaging other than product and variant names in a standardized location, font size, and style. This regulation, commonly referred to as "plain packaging," is the first of its kind and may represent a turning point in the regulation of tobacco packaging
8. Readers panel. Packing in the easier buy.
By Scullion, Jane; Hopkins, Craig; Byrne, Grant; Gayle, Elsie. Nursing Standard. 11/6/2013, Vol. 28 Issue 10, p28-29. 2p
Abstract: Will banning cigarettes sold in ten-packs really help people quit smoking? [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
9. Waiting for the domino effect
By Fleck, Fiona. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. Dec 2012, Vol. 90 Issue 12, p876-877. 2p
Abstract: The article presents an interview with Mike Daube, a former government employee in Western Australia who has been an ardent anti-tobacco campaigner. When asked why he began campaigning for tobacco control, Daube says that he saw tobacco as a massive public health problem. He comments on his early tobacco control campaigning. Daube believes that with continued pressure countries in which smoking was once the norm may eventually be smoke free.
Selected Articles - Nursing Inquiry [Journal]
10. Blending critical realist and emancipatory practice development methodologies: making critical realism By Parlour, Randal; Mccormack, Brendan. Nursing Inquiry. Dec 2012, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p308-321. 14p
Abstract: This paper examines the efficacy of facilitation as a practice development intervention in changing practice within an Older Person setting and in implementing evidence into practice. It outlines the influences exerted by the critical realist paradigm in guiding emancipatory practice development activities and, in particular, how the former may be employed within an emancipatory practice development study to elucidate and increase understanding pertinent to causation and outcomes. The methodology is based upon an emancipatory practice development approach set within a realistic evaluation framework. This allows for systematic analysis of the social and contextual elements that influence the explication of outcomes associated with facilitation
11. Critical action research applied in clinical placement development in aged care facilities.
By Xiao, Lily D; Kelton, Moira; Paterson, Jan. Nursing Inquiry. Dec 2012, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p322-333. 12p.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to develop quality clinical placements in residential aged care facilities for undergraduate nursing students undertaking their nursing practicum topics. The proportion of people aged over 65 years is expected to increase steadily from 13% in 2006 to 26% of the total population in Australia in 2051. However, when demand is increasing for a nursing workforce competent in the care of older people, studies have shown that nursing students generally lack interest in working with older people. The lack of exposure of nursing students to quality clinical placements is one of the key factors contributing to this situation. Critical action research built on a partnership between an Australian university and five aged care organisations was utilised
12.Trappings of technology: casting palliative care nursing as legal relations.
By Larsen, Ann-Claire. Nursing Inquiry. Dec 2012, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p334-344. 11p
Abstract: Community palliative care nurses in Perth have joined the throng of healthcare workers relying on personal digital assistants (PDAs) to store, access and send client information in 'real time'. This paper is guided by Heidegger's approach to technologies and Habermas' insights into the role of law in administering social welfare programs to reveal how new ethical and legal understandings regarding patient information add to nursing's professional responsibilities.
13. Patients' experiences of health transitions in pulmonary rehabilitation.
By Halding, Anne-Grethe; Heggdal, Kristin. Nursing Inquiry. Dec 2012, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p345-356. 12p
Abstract: People who live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experience major changes in health. Coping with the illness and caring for themselves places extensive demands on them. Thus, pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is recommended as a means to facilitate healthy transitions in everyday life with COPD. This study explores the experience of patients with COPD in terms of their transitions in health during and after PR. The research was inspired by interpretive phenomenology
Journal Table of Contents
14. International Journal of Nursing Practice, December 2013
14A. Quality of life in chronic haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients in Turkey and related factors
14B. Prognostic factors for risk stratification of adult cancer patients with chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia: A systematic review and meta-analysis
14C. Medication adherence feedback intervention predicts improved human immunodeficiency virus clinical markers
14D. Patients' satisfaction with the quality of nursing care provided: The Saudi experience
14E. Factors influencing quality of chest compression depth in nursing students (pages 591–595)
14F. Developing evidence-based practice champions in the Maldives (pages 596–602)
14G. Knowledge and attitudes of emergency nurses towards Crimean–Congo haemorrhagic fever in endemic regions of Turkey
14H. Patient safety culture in acute care: A web-based survey of nurse managers' and registered nurses' views in four Finnish hospitals
14I. Orthopaedic inpatient rehabilitation conducted by nursing staff in acute orthopaedic wards in Taiwan
14J. Barriers and facilitators to diabetes self-management: Perspectives of older community dwellers and health professionals in China
14K. The effect of non-pharmacological staged interventions on fatigue and dyspnoea in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A randomized controlled trial
14L. Validation of the Portuguese version of the Stanford Presenteeism Scale in nurses
14M. Quality of life in chronic haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients in Turkey and related factors
14N. Prognostic factors for risk stratification of adult cancer patients with chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia: A systematic review and meta-analysis
14O. Medication adherence feedback intervention predicts improved human immunodeficiency virus clinical markers
14P. Patients' satisfaction with the quality of nursing care provided: The Saudi experience
14Q. Factors influencing quality of chest compression depth in nursing students
14R. Developing evidence-based practice champions in the Maldives
14S. Knowledge and attitudes of emergency nurses towards Crimean–Congo haemorrhagic fever in endemic regions of Turkey
14T. Patient safety culture in acute care: A web-based survey of nurse managers' and registered nurses' views in four Finnish hospitals
14U. Orthopaedic inpatient rehabilitation conducted by nursing staff in acute orthopaedic wards in Taiwan
14V. Barriers and facilitators to diabetes self-management: Perspectives of older community dwellers and health professionals in China (pages
14W. The effect of non-pharmacological staged interventions on fatigue and dyspnoea in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A randomized controlled trial
14X. Validation of the Portuguese version of the Stanford Presenteeism Scale in nurses
Articles - Issues facing Older Workers
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15. Working Paper 01/13 Assuring retirement income
Author: Tom Berthold
This paper addresses the problem of decumulation of savings in retirement. The decumulation problem is how to secure and draw down our retirement savings so as to maintain our relative standard of living, without running out of money.
16. Maximising the Potential of Older Workers
Davey, J. & Cornwall, J.
Maximising the Potential of Older Workers arises from the stream of work on mid-life which has been going on in NZiRA for two years. The Forty Plus/Tau Neke Atu and the Education in Mid and Later Life projects. which predate the establishment of NZiRA. really began the process.http://igps.victoria.ac.nz/Ageing/Downloads/Publications/Recent%20Publications/Maximising%20the%20potential%20of%20older%20workers.pdf
17. Recruiting and retaining older workers
This practical guide was developed in 2008 for employers wishing to tap into the full labour market, regardless of age. It includes ideas and information on recruitment, development and retention
18. SYMPOSIUM: Sugary Drink Free Pacific by 2030? - Feb, 2014.
Date: 19-20 February, 2014
Venue: University of Auckland, Medical School, Building 503, 85 Park Rd, Grafton, Auckland.
To register: http://www.fizz.org.nz/content/symposium-sugary-drink-free-pacific-2030-feb-2014
News - National
19. Plain packaging of smokes to protect Bay kids
STUFF - Feb 12, 2014
The Smokefree Coalition says new plain packaging legislation for tobacco products will help protect nearly 33,000 Bay of Plenty children from tobacco advertising in the home. Statistics NZ data shows 603,807 New Zealand children under 16 live in households where an adult smokes regularly and that 32,628 of these live in the Bay of Plenty.
20. Complaints against rest homes in Waikato
STUFF - 12 Feb 2014
Elderly residents at one home allegedly received care "not more than that of a concentration camp'', and others had unexplained black eyes or infected wounds, according to complaints made about rest homes in the Waikato over the past year
21. Eliminating sugary drinks by 2025 'aspirational aim'
ODT - 11 Feb 2014
University of Otago researchers are waging war on sugary drinks and junk food The fight involves calling for increased regulation, targeted taxes, a ban on marketing junk food to children and ''eliminating sugary drinks from New Zealand by 2025''
22. Major study confirms cellphone use is safe
STUFF - 12 Feb 2014
Cellphones do not increase the risks of childhood cancer or leukaemia, a comprehensive study has found. Fears have long existed that radiofrequency fields from cellphones and towers can cause brain tumours, headaches and cancer, but the British study confirms the international consensus that cellphone use is safe.