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Issue 41 - 28 November 2014

Articles – Rosters/Shiftwork

1. The bigger picture
By Morgan, Sara.
Emergency Nurse. Feb 2014, Vol. 21 Issue 9, p15-15. 1/2p.
: The author talks about emergency department roster management as an art in which competing priorities and complex problems involved must be considered in drawing it up such as sufficient staffing on each shift, fairness to all staff, and financial considerations to roster writing.

2.  Roster planning made easy
By Wray, Sarah.
Nursing Standard. 3/20/2013, Vol. 27 Issue 29, p62-63. 2p
Sarah Wray looks at how electronic systems are helping nurses save time and money

3. Rethinking shiftwork: mid-life nurses making it work!
By  West, Sandra; Mapedzahama, Virginia; Ahern, Maureen; Rudge, Trudy.
Nursing Inquiry. Jun 2012, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p177-187. 11p
: Many current analyses of shiftwork neglect nurses' own voices when describing the disadvantages of a shiftworking lifestyle. This paper reports the findings of a critical re-analysis of two studies conducted with female mid-life Australian nurses to explore the contention that the 'problem-centred' focus of current shiftwork research does not effectively address the 'real' issue for mid-life nurses, that is, how to develop and maintain shiftwork tolerance

4. Differences in Time Use and Activity Patterns When Adding a Second Job: Implications for Health and Safety in the United States.
By  Marucci-Wellman, Helen R.; Tin-Chi Lin; Willetts, Joanna L.; Brennan, Melanye J.; Verma, Santosh K.
American Journal of Public Health. Aug 2014, Vol. 104 Issue 8, p1488-1500. 13p
: We compared work and lifestyle activities for workers who work in 1 job with those who work in multiple jobs during a 1-week period. Because of long work hours, long daily commutes, multiple shifts, and less sleep and leisure time, MJHs may be at heightened risk of fatigue and injury.

5. The night shifts
By Foster, Brooke Lea.
Psychology Today. May/Jun 2014, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p72-88. 9p
In this article, the author focuses on challenges faced by nightshift workers in their day-to-day life in the U.S. along with information on several studies that inform about the poor health outcomes originating from night shifts. Topics discussed include difficulties faced by Val Barnes to fulfill her job demands, poor impact on the circadian rhythm of human body because of insufficient sleep and higher risk of heart disease in nightshift workers

Articles – Nursing Ethics Journal, Vol  21, Issue 7 - November 2014

6.  An ethics of care: New perspectives, both theoretically and empirically?
By  Nortvedt, Per; Vosman, Frans.
Nursing Ethics. Nov 2014, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p753-754. 2p
: An introduction to the journal is presented in which the editor discusses various topics featured in the issue including theoretical perspectives on the ethics of care, the importance of attentiveness of nurses in the psychiatric ward, and a theoretical study of the concept of mature care.

7.  Demarcation of the ethics of care as a discipline: Discussion article
By  Klaver, Klaartje; Elst, Eric van; Baart, Andries J.
Nursing Ethics. Nov 2014, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p755-765. 11p
: This article aims to initiate a discussion on the demarcation of the ethics of care. This discussion is necessary because the ethics of care evolves by making use of insights from varying disciplines. As this involves the risk of contamination of the care ethical discipline, the challenge for care ethical scholars is to ensure to retain a distinct care ethical perspective. As a contribution, this article proposes a tentative outline of the care ethical discipline.

8.  Preventing seclusion in psychiatry: A care ethics perspective on the first five minutes at admission By: Voskes, Yolande; Kemper, Martijn; Landeweer, Elleke GM; Widdershoven, Guy AM.
Nursing Ethics. Nov 2014, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p766-773. 8p
: In this article, an intervention aimed at improving quality of care to prevent seclusion in psychiatry by focusing on the first five minutes at admission is analyzed from a care ethics perspective. Two cases are presented from an evaluation study in a psychiatric hospital Analyzing the cases from a care ethics perspective, we conclude that applying the intervention in the right way implies more than following the steps laid down in the protocol.

Articles – Brain Injury

9.  Return to work after traumatic brain injury: Cohort comparison and economic evaluation
By Radford, Kate; Phillips, Julie; Drummond, Avril; Sach, Tracey; Walker, Marion; Tyerman, Andy; Haboubi, Naseer; Jones, Trevor.
Brain Injury. May 2013, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p507-520. 14p
: Returning to work (RTW) in the UK is problematic following TBI. Vocational rehabilitation (VR) is limited and efficacy or costs seldom reported. This study aimed to determine whether a TBI specialist VR intervention (TBI VR) was more effective at work return and retention 12 months after injury than usual care (UC). Secondary aims were to explore the feasibility of collecting economic data to inform a definitive trial.

10. Cognitive impact of traumatic axonal injury (TAI) and return to work
By Esbjörnsson, Eva; Skoglund, Thomas; Mitsis, Marios-Konstantinos; Hofgren, Caisa; Larsson, Jerry; Sunnerhagen, Katharina S.
Brain Injury. May 2013, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p521-528. 8p
: Axonal injury (AI) after traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often overlooked as an explanation for cognitive complaints when no damage is detected by computed tomography. The purpose was to assess cognition during the 12 months following a TBI and suspected traumatic axonal injury (TAI).

11. The group rehabilitation helped me adjust to a new life: Experiences shared by persons with an acquired brain injury
By  Lexell, Eva Månsson; Alkhed, Ann-Kristin; Olsson, Kerstin.
Brain Injury. May 2013, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p529-537. 9p
: The aim of this study was to describe how persons with acquired brain injury experience an out-patient group rehabilitation programme and how the programme had contributed to their everyday lives. Design and method: Qualitative interviews with 11 men and women with an acquired brain injury who had participated in an out-patient group rehabilitation programme were performed.

12. Specific attention disorders in drivers with traumatic brain injury
By  Masson, Marjolaine; Michael, George Andrew; Désert, Jean-François; Rhein, François; Foubert, Lucie; Colliot, Pascale.
Brain Injury. May 2013, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p538-547. 10p.
: To highlight the impact of the increasing attentional load on performance of both normal drivers and drivers with traumatic brain injury.
Background: Patients with brain injury have a higher accident risk than people with no brain injury [1], probably as a result of persistent attention disorders

13. Telerehabilitation for addressing executive dysfunction after traumatic brain injury
By  Ng, Edith M. W.; Polatajko, Helene J.; Marziali, Elsa; Hunt, Anne; Dawson, Deirdre Brain Injury. May 2013, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p548-564. 17p.
Primary objective: To investigate the feasibility of implementing the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance approach (CO-OP) in a telerehabilitation format and to examine its impact on community integration and executive dysfunction for adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Journal  -  Nursing Older People, Volume 26, Issue 9, 31 October 2014

14A. Editorial: Positive steps for Parkinson’s
14B. Guideline to standardise acute heart failure practice
14C. Managers’ resource to improve mental wellbeing of residents
14D. Dementia awareness training for critical care staff
14E. Exercise programme aims to cut number of falls across Europe
14F. Support in community needed to transform end of life services
14G. Cancer partnership to roll out recovery package for survivors
14H. Innovative ways of working to tackle waste in hospitals
14I. Charity seeks consistent level of care for people with Parkinson’s
14J. The diagnosis that never was: Pre-diabetes
14J. Practice question:  Negative effects of hospital admission for older people
14K. Parkinson's nurses: A light in the darkness
Art & Science
14L. Evaluation of a dementia care learning programme
14M. Supporting people with Parkinson's in later life



15. Health and Wellbeing Conference
Conferenz is launching its first Health and Wellbeing Conference in 2015. This conference will address the opportunities an organisation has to improve the health and wellbeing of its employees and how this can influence a company’s performance.
Date:  16-17 March 2015
Venue:  Skycity ConventionCcentre



News – National

16. Binge-drinking rats help find new hangover cure
TVNZ - Friday November 28, 2014
Severe headaches, body aches and vomiting caused by a few too many drinks could be a thing of the past.

17. Quake stress causing bad habits
Retiree Barbara Russell surveys her nearly empty home. She is more stressed than she was four years ago. Her house in Burwood has barely anything in it after planned quake repairs went awry.

News – international

18. Blood test could pick up risk of cancer
Blood test could pick up risk of cancer five years in advance, say Harvard scientists
A blood test could determine a person's risk of developing blood cancer five years before any signs of the disease emerge.

19. Top three tips on how to handle raw chicken safely
How Clean Is Your House? presenter Aggie MacKenzie shares her tips on how to handle raw chicken safely following an FSA report stating that two out of three chickens are affected by the potentially deadly campylobacter bacteria.

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