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Issue 6 - 23 February 2015

NZNO Library - New  books available for loan

The loan period is 4 weeks.  All books are couriered out to you, so please provide your street address when requesting items. We also ask that you bear the cost of couriering the books back to us.

1. A Breath of Hope: 50 Years of Breathing Better: the Asthma Foundation 1964 to 2014.
Ormsby, M. L. (2014) The Asthma Foundation. 128pp.

Celebrating fifty years since the first meeting of The Asthma Foundation this book records the history since the foundation was commissioned. From a local beginning in 1964 the asthma movement grew to include the Asthma Foundation, a national body, and New Zealand wide network of asthma societies. Asthma remains a chronic disease, a major cause of hospital admissions and an extremely serious health problem  for Maori and Pacific People.

2. Child-Centred Nursing: Promoting Critical Thinking.
Carter, B. Et al. (2014) Sage Publications. 179pp.

The authors present a unique approach by bringing children to the fore of the discussion about their health and health care. It encourages you to think critically about children, their families and contemporary practice issues. It promotes reflection on how you can develop innovative practice so as to improve children’s health outcomes and their experiences of health care. Clinical case studies and critical thinking exercises are included in each chapter, creating and sustaining a clear link between professional practice, research and theory.

3. Mentoring Today’s Nurses: A Global Perspective for Success.
Baxley, S.M. et al. (2014) Sigma Theta Tau International. 163pp.

Mentoring and coaching are critical components of professional success for nursing students. This book focuses on mentoring within educational and health care settings, where nursing students and professional nurses must learn how to assess and navigate  multiple systems.

4. Nursing Delegation and Management of Patient Care.
Motacki, K. & Burke, K. (2011) Mosby Elesevier. 293pp.

This resource is your guide to information on the roles and responsibilities of the manager of patient care, core competencies required of nurses caring for patients, and a wide range of management concepts that nurses need to know before entering practice. With an emphasis on patient safety and evidence-based practice, it provides complete coverage of patient care management, leadership, information management, organizational planning, and human resources.

5. Person and Family Centered Care.
Barnsteiner, J. et al. (2014) Sigma Theta Tau International. 470pp.

Person and Family Centered Care offers a new approach that begins with the person, embraces the family, and encompasses all care delivery locations. At the forefront of this movement are authors Jane Barnsteiner, Joanne Disch, and Mary K. Walton, who present a surprisingly practical clinical reference covering a vast array of patient-care scenarios, together with effective strategies for achieving optimal outcomes.

6. Transforming Interprofessional Partnerships: A New Framework for Nursing and Partnership-Based Health Care.
Eisler, R. & Potter, T.M. (2014)

This text presents a structure to shift health care relationships from hierarchies of domination and isolated professions to high-functioning, collaborative teams ready to be full partners with patients, families, communities, and one another. This comprehensive text will benefit nurses by defining and illustrating full partnership in practice, education and research to improve communication and interprofessional collaboration. 354pp.

7. With You: The Mary Potter Hospice Story.
Dawson,B. (2014) Wairau Press. 304pp.

Commissioned by, and gifted to, the Mary Potter Hospice by the Little Company of Mary, this book  tells the stories of the inspirational people who have been associated with Mary Potter Hospice over the years. It tells of the decision makers, the clinical teams, the patients and their carers, staff and volunteers: their determination, their struggles and the fundraising that made the dream a reality

Articles - Nursing Times, February 2015

8. Trusts lose their overseas recruits
Nursing Times, 11-17 February 2015, 2-3

Hospital trusts are failing to keep hold of nurses recruited from abroad, with some losing the majority within just a year of hiring them, an investigation by Nursing Times has revealed.

9. Leadership philosophy of care home managers
Nursing Times, 11-17 February 2015, 12-15

Transformational leadership in care homes can improve staff job satisfaction and retention, and enhance the delivery of effective care for residents.

10. Managing and treating chronic kidney disease
Nursing Times, 11-17 February 2015, 15-19

Chronic kidney disease is irreversible, but management and treatment options are available to help patients self-manage the condition and maintain their quality of life

11. Strategy for maintaining student wellbeing
Nursing Times, 11-17 February 2015, 20-22

Wellbeing interventions often focus on resolving problems, but a preventative strategy has been developed to help students and others cope more effectively.

12. Adherence to CPAP in obstructive sleep apnoea
 Nursing Times, 11-17 February 2015, 23

A Cochrane review explored the effectiveness of strategies to improve adherence to continuous positive airway pressure treatment in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea


Selected articles – Psychology Aotearoa 2014

13. DSM-5 and the practice of psychology – Part 2: the major changes and their implications
Psychology Aotearoa, Vol 6, No. 2, November 2014, 61-65

This articles explores the DSM system of classification, its impact on the work of psychologists and on the society we live in.

14. Where to psychology in Aoteraoa? Choosing between histories
Psychology Aotearoa, Vol 6, No. 2, November 2014, 66-67

Psychology has a complex history; there is much written about its sycophancy to those in power, whether in industry, the state, the military or medicine.

15. Bringing psychological research into public dialogue about preventing sexual reoffending
Psychology Aotearoa, Vol 6, No. 2, November 2014, 68-70

In this article Gwenda Willis shares two different experiences of public engagement and concludes with some thoughts on effective strategies for engaging the public on a highly emotive topic.

16. “There’s no cloud of shame on me”: Maori men’s experiences of prison-based psychological rehabilitation – Part 11
By Damian Terrill & Neville Robertson
Psychology Aotearoa, Vol 6, No. 2, November 2014, 71-77

Bi-cultural practice is of paramount importance for New Zealand-based practitioners. This article presents a study of three maori men who underwent the Special Treatment Unit – Rehabilitation Programme (STU-RP) in a New Zealand prison. The men reflected on how a specific bi-cultural therapy intervention played a prominent art in each of their treatment experiences

17. The perils of practicing psychology: Aggression, violence and other threats to wellbeing
By Michael Daffern.
Psychology Aotearoa, Vol 6, No. 2, November 2014, 79-81

This paper encourages psychologists to consider issues pertaining to aggression, violence and other threatening behaviour. It highlights the need to consider, and it briefly explores causal factors, preventive strategies, as well as some considerations for what to do in, and after, a critical situation.

18. Mind the gap: the growing gap between evidence and claim
By Andrew Munro
Psychology Aotearoa, Vol 6, No. 2, November 2014, 82-84

From its beginnings as a science in the late 19th century psychology has engaged in a battle for scientific respectability as well as with the forces of pseudo-science. Why is the gap
between  claim and evidence widening? What are the dynamics of this gap to explain why claims are being exaggerated, and what are the difficulties in building a coherent evidence base to support claims for efficacy?


19. The Essentials of Oral History Research
An introduction to oral history methodology. How to plan an oral history project, choose the best equipment, achieve clear audio recordings, select informants, follow ethical procedures, develop questioning techniques, process digital oral history, and make the material available for use. Bring a recorder if you have one you intend to use for recording. Exercises to be completed before Day Two will be discussed.
Day One: Introduction to Oral History
: Saturday 28 February 2015; 8.45am-4.30pm

20.Day Two: Recording Seriously
: Saturday 28 March 2015; 8.45am-4.30pm
Recording Seriously builds on Day One: Introduction to Oral History, reviewing work completed and covering in more detail interview techniques, project planning and technical, ethical, and legal issues.
More information:

21. Nursing Management Congress
Date: October 13-17, 2015
Venue: Disney's Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL

22. Nursing Informatics Forum 2015
: 3 August 2015
Venue: Brisbane    
Abstract submissions: Close 16 March 2015 
More information:

News – National

23. Midwife delighted to be back
Taranaki Daily News - 19/02/2015
Hawera's newest midwife is hoping to breathe new life into the town's maternity services. Teressa Lindsey moved to Hawera from Tokoroa and has taken up residence at the Hawera Hospital maternity unit.

24. LA hospital puts out warning after 'superbug' outbreak
NZ Herald - Friday Feb 20, 2015
A Los Angeles hospital said it may have unwittingly infected more than 100 people with a treatment-resistant "superbug" linked to the deaths of two of its patients. The Ronald Reagan UCLA Health System released a statement late Wednesday saying at least seven of its patients have been infected with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae bacteria (CRE), apparently transmitted to them in the hospital via tainted surgical tools

25. Treatment hope for stroke victims
ODT - Fri, 20 Feb 2015
A radical stroke treatment that removes blood clots from the brain dramatically improves the recovery of stroke victims -- and now a study involving Kiwi patients has proved it. One young Aucklander made a full recovery from a stroke which might otherwise have left him with severe mobility issues.

26. iPads keep remote patients in touch
Marlborough Express - 19/02/2015
Getting health information online, through text and by email is the "way of the future", says a Blenheim GP. The Medical Council of New Zealand last week cautioned medical professionals about the use of telemedicine - diagnosing and treating patients through the use of telecommunications. Council chairman Andrew Connolly said telemedicine offered the opportunity to provide faster and more effective health care, particularly in remote areas of the country

27. Cervical checks the highest in the country
Hawkes Bay Today - Friday Feb 6, 2015
Hawke's Bay is winning the battle to get Maori women to have three-yearly cervical screening checks, recent figures show. The region had the best figures among the 20 district health boards in the most recent quarterly report of three-year cervical screening coverage.

News – international

28. Sun damage continues hours after exposure
ABC Science – 20/2/2015
Scientists have found that the skin damage caused by UV rays does not stop once you get out of the sun. Much of the potentially cancer-causing damage wrought by ultraviolet radiation from sunlight or tanning beds occurs up to three to four hours after exposure, according to a new study published in the journal Science today. This delayed damage is thanks to chemical changes involving the pigment melanin - which is responsible for our skin, eye and hair colour

29. This week in health: Vaccination and measles, discussed and discussed again Health takes a look at a few vaccination stories

30. Canberra on alert after ACT Health records first measles case of year
The Age - February 17, 2015
ACT Health has warned Canberrans to be aware of measles symptoms after recording the territory's first case of the contagious illness for this year

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