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Issue 10 - 24 March 2015

Online Archive of Nursing Oral Histories in NZ
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Articles - Informatics

1. Nurses take bigger role in health IT
By Herman, Bob. Modern Healthcare, 2014 Nov 3; 44 (45): 32-6

Abstract: In the early 1990s, registered nurse Charlotte Seckman moved to Maryland, where she was hired to help a large hospital transition from a paper patient-record system to a digital one. Her position as a nurse informaticist was not a common one at the time. Nurses still worked almost entirely at the patient bedside, and an aliencompassing electronic health record was unusual in hospitals.

2. Momentum is building toward interoperability
By Stempniak, Marty
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks, 2014 Nov; 88 (11): 19-20
: ONC hopes that in 10 years information will flow freely among disparate health care systems

3. The Nurse's Role in Analytics
By Yost, Dave. Ohio Nurses Review, 2014 Nov-Dec; 89 (6): 16-7
: As is evident from the variety of content to be found in this issue, the specialty of nursing informatics is flourishing today. Drivers for this include everything from the ubiquitous nature of always-connected computers including smartphones and tablets, to incentive programs designed to spur the development of health information technology (HIT) by means of government legislation and rulemaking

4. Electronic Health Records
By Ardito, Stephanie C. Online Searcher, 2014 Nov-Dec; 38 (6): 38-44
: How the conversion of print medical records could transform the Healthcare Industry

5. Decisions Through Data: Analytics in Healthcare
By Wills, Mary J.
Journal of Healthcare Management, 2014 Jul-Aug; 59 (4): 254-62
The amount of data in healthcare is increasing at an astonishing rate. However, in general, the industry has not deployed the level of data management and analysis necessary to make use of those data. As a result, healthcare executives face the risk of being overwhelmed by a flood of unusable data. In this essay I argue that, in order to extract actionable information, leaders must take advantage of the promise of data analytics.

6. The integration aspiration
By Moore, Keith D; Eyestone, Katherine M; Coddington, Dean C
hfm (Healthcare Financial Management), 2014 Jun; 68 (6): 56-8
: Integration is a common goal when health systems acquire medical practices, but may take various forms and continue to evolve beyond the classic model. Characteristics of the classic model of integration include strong and committed physician leadership, an emphasis on care coordination, easy access to primary care, integrated IT and business intelligence, and a willingness to accept financial risk. Leaders of integrated delivery systems continue to strive for greater levels of coordination and leveraging of collected talents and resources

Articles – International Journal of Nursing Practice, December 2014

7. Editorial: Greatness and quiet determination: Tribute to Professor Alan Pearson
By Dr Kylie Porritt. International Journal of Nursing Practice, December 2014

8. Professor Alan Pearson, Founder of the Joanna Briggs Institute
By Daphne Stannard & Adam Cooper. International Journal of Nursing Practice, December 2014

9. Role of depressive symptoms and self-efficacy of medication adherence in Korean patients after successful percutaneous coronary intervention
By Youn-Jung Son, Sun-Hee Kim and Jin-Hee Park
International Journal of Nursing Practice, December 2014
This cross-sectional study sought to identify the prevalence of medication adherence and to explore the role of depression and self-efficacy on medication adherence among patients with coronary artery diseases. Participants were recruited among outpatients who successfully underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stent at academic medical centres in Cheonan, South Korea.

10. Nurses' knowledge and attitudes on comfort nursing care for hospitalized patients
By Yan-Fang Hou, Ai-Ping Zhao, Ya-Xin Feng, Xiao-Ning Cui, Ling-Ling Wang and Le-Xin Wang
International Journal of Nursing Practice, December 2014
: To investigate the knowledge and attitudes of practicing nurses on comfort care for hospitalized patients, a survey was conducted in 311 registered nurses from a major teaching hospital. A total of 212 (68.1%) of the participants showed an adequate knowledge of comfort care.

11. Nursing professionalism: A national survey of professionalism among Japanese nurses
By Michiko Tanaka, Yoshikazu Yonemitsu and Rieko Kawamoto
International Journal of Nursing Practice, December 2014
The aim of this study was to quantify the professionalism of nurses in Japan. The Japanese version of the Behavioural Inventory for Professionalism in Nursing was conducted as a national survey. Computer-generated random selection of nurses in Japan obtained responses from 1501 nurses. Comparisons of the total level of professionalism in educational preparation, current position, years of experience, and current practice setting were analysed by one-way analysis of variance and post hoc Tukey–Kramer multiple comparison test.

12. Relationship between self-compassion and emotional intelligence in nursing students
By Emine Şenyuva, Hülya Kaya, Burçin Işik and Gönül Bodur
International Journal of Nursing Practice, December 2014
: Nursing focuses on meeting physical, social and emotional health-care needs of individuals, families and society. In health care, nurses directly communicate with patients and try to empathize with them. Nurses give care under emotionally intense conditions where the individual undergoes pain and distress. Research is aimed at analysing the correlation of self-compassion and emotional intelligence of nursing students

13. Knowledge expectations of surgical orthopaedic patients: A European survey
By Kirsi Valkeapää, Seija Klemetti, Esther Cabrera, Sara Cano, Andreas Charalambous et al.
International Journal of Nursing Practice, December 2014
: Ageing population entails a growing international problem of osteoarthritis. Best practices for education of these patients are lacking. This study focused on empowering education in Northern (Finland, Iceland, Lithuania and Sweden) and Southern Europe (Cyprus, Greece and Spain). The aim was to analyse associations between expected knowledge and background factors

14. Media use for seeking health/cancer-related information: Findings from knowledge, attitudes and practices towards cancer prevention and care survey in Jordan
By Laila M Akhu-Zaheya, Madi T Jagbir, Areej Othman & and Mamoun Ahram
International Journal of Nursing Practice, December 2014
: Understanding of public health/cancer information-seeking behaviour could play key role in promoting health behaviour and reducing cancer burden. In the current study, data from ‘Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices toward Cancer Prevention and Care Survey in Jordan’ were used. A total of 3196 participants (18 years and older) were included in the study

15. Person-centred care in the Indonesian health-care system
By Wan Nishfa Dewi, David Evans, Helen Bradley and Sandra Ullrich
International Journal of Nursing Practice, December 2014
: Person-centred care (PCC) is defined as the health-care providers selecting and delivering interventions or treatments that are respectful of and responsive to the characteristics, needs, preferences and values of the individual person. This model of care puts the person at the centre of care delivery. The World Health Organization suggests that PCC is one of the essential dimensions of health care and as such is an important indicator of health-care quality

16. Incorporating a service improvement project into an undergraduate nursing programme: A pilot study
By Julie Smith, Lynne Pearson and John Adams
International Journal of Nursing Practice, December 2014
: Although service improvement projects have been incorporated into some postregistration nurse education modules in the UK, they have not been generally available to pre-registration students. This paper reports on the implementation and evaluation of a pilot project in pre-registration nurse education at one university in eastern England

17. The evolving role of nurses in primary care medical settings
By Nelly D Oelke, Jeanne Besner and Rebecca Carter
International Journal of Nursing Practice, December 2014
: The role of nurses in primary care is understudied. The purpose of this study was to describe the current registered nurse (RN) role in three Primary Care Networks (PCNs) in western Canada and to identify opportunities for optimal utilization of RNs in these settings. Although the RN role evolved during the study, most RNs focused on chronic disease management. Role ambiguity was evident between nurses and with interprofessional team members. Relationships of RNs to other providers, particularly physicians, impacted the enactment of the nursing role

18. Identifying core nursing sensitive outcomes associated with the most frequently used North American Nursing Diagnosis Association—International nursing diagnoses for patients with cerebrovascular disease in Korea
By Eunjoo Lee, Hyejin Park, James Whyte, Youngae Kim and Sang Youn Park
International Journal of Nursing Practice, December 2014
: The purpose of this study was to identify the core nursing sensitive outcomes according to the most frequently used five North American Nursing Diagnosis Association—International for patients with cerebrovascular disease using the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC). A cross-sectional survey design was used

 Journal - Table of Contents

19. From OT Insight: Magazine of Occupational Therapy New Zealand

19A. Vocational rehabilitation-the big picture [p4-5]
19B. 2015 Tsuyoshi Sato lecture Award winner considers himself fortunate -Lyle Duque [p10]
19C. Maori perspective – biculturalism is a journey [p11]
19D. Opinion piece: reflections on occupational therapy in a generic mental health team [p12]
19E. Occupational therapists best suited to service co-ordinator roles [p13-14]
19F. Vocational rehabilitation internships [p15]


20. Good Governance workshop - The NGO Health & Disability Network
The Good Governance workshop will help your volunteer Board members to increase their understanding of 'good governance' for not-for-profit organisations and evaluate the effectiveness of your Board
Date: Wednesday 27 May 2015
Venue: St John's in the City, Wellington

21. Māori Concepts of Health Promotion: traditional and cultural approaches to health and wellbeing
     Friday 24 April, 2015
Time:     9.30am - 3.30pm
Location: Taupo
Venue:   Waiora Community House, 129 Spa Road, Taupo 3351
Register online by clicking here

News – National

22. Popular kids' cereals up to one-third sugar
Stuff - March 19 2015
Four out of 10 of some of the most popular children's cereals contain more than 30 per cent sugar, a new analysis shows. The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) analysed the sugar and salt content of 20 cereal brands and is urging manufacturers to adopt the voluntary Health Star Rating system, a star rating out of five which gives consumers at-a-glance information about a product's nutrition

23. Kids' skin cream spawns superbug
Stuff - March 18 2015
The treatment of childhood skin infections with antibiotic ointment is driving the spread of hospital superbugs, putting lives at risk, infectious disease experts warn. Doctors are calling for urgent action to regulate its use, amid new research which shows children are being over-prescribed antibiotic cream, leading to a "home grown" strain of the deadly bug MRSA.

24. Disease turns partner into stranger
NZ Herald - Mar 18, 2015
Tauranga woman Sharyn Clarke knows how cruel and "hideous" dementia is and that it strikes the middle aged as well those in their 80s and 90s. It's a disease which also has huge ramifications for the families of sufferers who watch their loved one's memory fade away before their eyes

25. Smoking in public proves hot topic
Manawatu Standard - 18/03/2015
Enthusiasm for clearing the air of cigarette smoke outside Palmerston North cafes has prompted a huge response to the city council's proposed Signs and Use of Public Places bylaw review. City council policy analyst Peter Ridge is wading his way through an unprecedented 280 submissions on the draft bylaw, and said the smokefree issue was the main theme

26. Nurse may quit if euthanasia legal
Timaru Herald – 19/03/2015
A Timaru nurse says she would reconsider her career if euthanasia was legalised. Luba Gajduskova said on Wednesday a talk by an anti-euthanasia campaigner had strengthened her opposition to assisted suicide procedures.

News – international

27. How to have a healthier relationship with alcohol
Fancy a kale cocktail? That's one (surprisingly tasty) approach, but there are other ways to drink alcohol without giving your body a battering, explain Tom Sandham and Ben McFarland
Telegraph – 19 Mar, 2015

28. WA Health Minister announces free whooping cough vaccines for expectant mums
The Age – 19 March 2015
Pregnant West Australian women will be offered free whooping cough vaccinations in the wake of the death of four-week-old Riley Hughes. WA Health Minister Kim Hames told State Parliament on Thursday afternoon that the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisations had been preparing to announce new recommendations in June about administering the vaccination to pregnant women, but had brought the release date forward.

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