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Issue 43 - 12 December 2014

  • The NZNO Library has re-opened for 2015

  • The next newsletter will be published on 27 January 2015


Articles – What to eat over the holiday break (without gaining weight)

1. 9 Smart Seasonal Substitutions
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter. Nov 2009, Vol. 27 Issue 9, p4-5. 2p.
The article offers information on the seasonal food substitutes for holidays. It mentions that serving turkey during Christmas as a substitute instead of beef roasts and ham can cut calorie intake. It mentions of a finding in which overeating after weight loss as a basis for weight gain, especially during on holidays. To plan for a menu made from half of low-calorie fruit and vegetable dishes Moreover, 9 examples of a healthy diet are offered.

2. 19 ways to celebrate (without gaining weight)
By Korn, M. Good Housekeeping. Dec 2014, Vol. 258 Issue 12, p91-94. 3p
The article offers advice on how eat healthier over the holidays to avoid gaining weight while celebrating. Topics include several mental strategies to think differently about food; a discussion of calorie-dense foods to avoid, and healthier alternatives; and strategies to prevent inattentive snacking and overeating.

Articles - Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing, November 2014

3. Editorial: Giving children a voice: a New Zealand perspective
By Dickinson, A.
Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing. Vol.17 No.3, November 2014
: Health professionals working with children have been at the fore in advocating for programs and services which ensure that all children in New Zealand get the best start in life. For those who have been working in child health services for some time in New Zealand it has seemed a long and arduous battle to get successive governments to see the need for health care tailored to the needs of children and delivered by health professionals with specialist training.

Original article
4. The role and experience of child and family health nurses in developed countries: a review of the literature
By Fraser, S., Grant, J. & Mannix, T.
Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing. Vol.17 No.3, November 2014
Abstract: Aim
: To describe the role and experience of child and family health nurses (CaFHNs) in developed countries, particularly Australia, through a scoping review of the literature

5. Mapping pain assessment and management in a surgical neonatal intensive care unit: a process for best practice
By Barker, A., Spence, K. & Wilson, V.
Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing. Vol.17 No.3, November 2014
Abstract: Aim
: To describe a process for mapping current practice within the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to inform practice change. There are evidence-based recommendations for practices concerning neonatal pain. Despite these guidelines, there continues to be poor utilisation of evidence to guide pain assessment and management in the NICU.
Methods: This study mapped current practices for postoperative pain assessment and management in one surgical NICU. Patient records of postoperative neonates were examined using a retrospective chart review to determine if knowledge was transferred into practice through compliance with clinical practice guidelines.

6. The first 18 months: Parental choices regarding their infant’s health care needs
By Kearney, L. & Fulbrook, P.
Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing. Vol.17 No.3, November 2014
In Australia, community child health services provide comprehensive primary health care to infants, children and their families with the goal of optimising infant and family health in the first five years of life. Child health surveillance clinics are one important aspect of this service which provide infant growth and development monitoring, and parent support. This prospective cohort study investigated families (n=72) attending an open-access clinic with a new-born infant over an 18-month period.

7. Amplitude-integrated electroencephalography monitoring in neonatal enterovirus: a case study
By Griffiths, N., Spence, K & Halliday, R. J.
Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing. Vol.17 No.3, November 2014
Neonatal non-polio enterovirus infection can present from a mild self-limiting illness to a severe, potentially fatal, multisystem disease. We present the case of a preterm neonate diagnosed with enterovirus strain Echovirus 11. The presentation and clinical management is outlined including findings from amplitude-integrated electroencephalography (aEEG). This case illustrates the rapidly evolving nature of specific enterovirus strains, management challenges and the role of aEEG monitoring

Cochrane Nursing Care Network
8. High-flow nasal cannula therapy for infants with bronchiolitis
By Bradford, N & Mannix, T
Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing. Vol.17 No.3, November 2014
: Bronchiolitis is a major cause of hospitalisation in children under 24 months of age and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The illness is usually caused by a virus, commonly respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and is characterised by acute wheezing, rhinorrhoea, sneezing, coughing, fever and tachypnoea. Conventional supportive care for bronchiolitis is to provide supplemental oxygen, respiratory support and fluid therapy. An emerging alternative to conventional care is to deliver heated, humidified highflow nasal cannula (HFNC) oxygen.

Articles - Clinical Supervision

9. Why clinical supervision matters.
By Baylis, Diane. Practice Nurse. 6/13/2014, Vol. 44 Issue 6, p29-30. 2p.
The article discusses the importance of clinical supervision in support of nurses to undertake their role safely. Topics discussed include clinical supervision as a strategy for professional development and a way to facilitate reflective practice and clinical decision making and the different models of clinical supervision such as the one to one between mentor and mentee, group supervision and peer supervision with group supervision as a typical model used in general practice.

10. Developing a Manual for Strengthening Mental Health Nurses' Clinical Supervision
By Buus, Niels; Cassedy, Paul; Gonge, Henrik. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. May 2013, Vol. 34 Issue 5, p344-349. 6p
In this article, we report findings from a study aimed at developing the content and implementation of a manual for a research-based intervention on clinical supervision of mental health nursing staff. The intervention was designed to strengthen already existing supervision practices through educational preparation for supervision and systematic reflection on supervision.

11. Abusive Supervision and Nursing Performance
By Estes, Brad C. Nursing Forum. Jan-Mar 2013, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p3-16. 14p
Purpose This is a report on a 2008 investigation of the influence of abusive supervision on nursing performance among registered nurses in an urban South Florida county. The findings suggest implications for patient satisfaction. Background Research suggests that a myriad of negative personal and workplace consequences result when a supervisor is abusive. Researchers have reported frustration, anxiety, stress, psychological distress, problem drinking, family problems, less organizational commitment, fewer organizational citizenship behaviors, and greater intention to resign

12. Interprofessional supervision in an intercultural context: A qualitative study
By Chipchase, Lucy; Allen, Shelley; Eley, Diann; Mcallister, Lindy; Strong, Jenny.
Journal of Interprofessional Care. Nov 2012, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p465-471. 7p
: Our understanding of the qualities and value of clinical supervision is based on uniprofessional clinical education models. There is little research regarding the role and qualities needed in the supervisor role for supporting interprofessional placements. This paper reports the views and perceptions of medical and allied heath students and supervisors on the characteristics of clinical supervision in an interprofessional, international context.

13. Clinical supervision: a review of the evidence base
By Wright, Jane. Nursing Standard. 9/19/2012, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p44-49. 6p.
: This article examines the concept of clinical supervision in nursing and considers how it is defined. It reviews the evidence supporting clinical supervision and discusses whether the introduction of clinical supervision may have been an example of a nursing 'fashion' or 'fad'. It also discusses whether reflection, as part of clinical supervision, has drawbacks as well as benefits

Selected articles – Nursing Inquiry, December 2013

14. Games, civil war and mutiny: metaphors of conflict for the nurse-doctor relationship in medical television programmes
By Weaver, Roslyn. Nursing Inquiry. Dec 2013, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p280-292. 11p
Metaphors of medicine are common, such as war, which is evident in much of our language about health-care where patients and healthcare professionals fight disease, or the game, which is one way to frame the nurse-doctor professional relationship. This study analyses six pilot episodes of American ( Grey's Anatomy, Hawthorne, Mercy, Nurse Jackie) and Australian ( All Saints, RAN) medical television programmes premiering between 1998 and 2009 to assess one way that our contemporary culture understands and constructs professional relationships between nurses and doctors. Analysis shows that these popular television programmes frequently depict conflict, with games, civil war and mutiny between nurses and doctors over patient safety rather than professionals working collaboratively in teams to deliver health-care

15. Choosing nursing as a career: a narrative analysis of millennial nurses' career choice of virtue
By Price, Sheri Lynn; McGillis Hall, Linda; Angus, Jan E; Peter, Elizabeth.
Nursing Inquiry. Dec 2013, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p305-316. 12p
The growth and sustainability of the nursing profession depends on the ability to recruit and retain the upcoming generation of professionals. Understanding the career choice experiences and professional expectations of Millennial nurses (born 1980 or after) is a critical component of recruitment and retention strategies. This study utilized Polkinghorne's interpretive, narrative approach to understand how Millennial nurses explain, account for and make sense of their choice of nursing as a career. The narratives reveal how participants' perceptions and expectations remain influenced by a stereotypical understanding of nursing, an image that remains prevalent in society and which holds implications for the future recruitment, socialization and retention strategies for upcoming and future generations of nurses.

16. Client involvement in home care practice: a relational sociological perspective
By Glasdam, Stinne; Henriksen, Nina; Kjær, Lone; Praestegaard, Jeanette.
Nursing Inquiry. Dec 2013, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p329-340. 12p
'Client involvement' has been a mantra within health policies, education curricula and healthcare institutions over many years, yet very little is known about how 'client involvement' is practised in home-care services. The aim of this article is to analyse 'client involvement' in practise seen from the positions of healthcare professionals, an elderly person and his relative in a home-care setting. A sociologically inspired single case study was conducted, consisting of three weeks of observations and interviews.

Journal - Table of Contents

Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, Vol 30. No. 3, November 2014

17A. Editorial: Promoting indigenous health care experiences
17B. Meeting the needs of Maori with diabetes: Evaluation of a nurse-led service
17C. Optimising cultural safety and comfort during gynaecological examinations: Accounts of indigenous Maori women
17D. Maori perspectives: A deeper understanding of nursing and smoking


18. 40th Annual Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Pain Society
: 25–29 March 2015
Venue: The Langham Hotel, Auckland
More info:

19. He Manawa Whenua - Indigenous Research Conference
29 June – 1 July 2015
Venue: Claudelands, Hamilton
More info:

20. Goodfellow Symposium 2015
Date: 27-29 March 2015
Venue: Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland 
More info:

News – National

21. Social Media Use - 08 December 2014
The International Nurse Regulator Collaborative (INRC), which the Nursing Council of New Zealand is a member of, is pleased to announce the release of its position statement, Social Media Use: Common Expectations of nurses.

22. Aged care facilities like 'factories'
Bay of Plenty Times - 9:30 AM Thursday Dec 11, 2014
Aged-care facilities are being run like factories and chronic staffing shortages could lead to early resident deaths, the Nurses Organisation warns. Nurses working in aged-care across Tauranga will meet today to discuss staffing shortages, staff not being replaced, residents missing out on care and exhausted and worn out aged-care workers

23. Smoking ban, ten years on: Why more Maori light up (+interactive)
By Martin Johnston, Harkanwal Singh
NZ Herald -  Wednesday Dec 10, 2014
Today marks 10 years since smoking was banned in bars. Health reporter Martin Johnston looks at the socio-economic factors influencing tobacco use and plans for a smoke-free future. Maori adults living in Auckland's wealthy north Epsom have about the same likelihood of being a daily smoker as their European neighbours - 8 to 9 per cent.

24. Women less confident about retirement goals – survey
NZ Herald - Thursday Dec 11, 2014
Women are feeling a lot less confident about reaching their retirement savings goals than men in New Zealand, with the latest ANZ retirement savings survey saying women "have every reason to be concerned".ANZ wealth general manager product and marketing Ana Marie Lockyer said the results of the survey were not unexpected. "It is not surprising that some women are less confident about their retirement savings than men - they have every reason to be concerned," Lockyer said. "Women are paid less than men, while 85 per cent of New Zealand women take time out from the workforce to raise families."

News – international

Good practice for handling feedback (PDF 513.4 KB)
Abstract: This guide has been prepared by the RCN to help frontline nurses and health care support workers understand how to deal with feedback, both good and bad, as well as concerns, complaints and compliments

26. 'Far from rare' for affluent middle-aged men to deadly double lives, experts warn
The Telegraph (UK) – 12 Dec 2014
As the inquest into the death of family man Austen Howells reveals he died of a massive drug binge, psychologists say that he is not alone

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