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Issue 18 - 18 May 2015

Family Planning – New Consent Toolkit for Teachers
“Teaching ideas and skills for consent begins early in life, for example, encouraging children to recognise “Yes” and “No” feelings and to talk about what they like and what feels good and what doesn’t,” Ms Bird says

Articles - Nursing Ethics

1. Do we treat individuals as patients or as potential donors? A phenomenological study of healthcare professionals’ experiences
By Orøy, Aud; Strømskag, Kjell Erik; Gjengedal, Eva.
Nursing Ethics. Mar 2015, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p163-175. 13p

Abstract: The article discusses a study on healthcare professionals' (HP) experience of ethics with respect to care and interaction with critically ill patients with severe brain injuries and their families. Topics discussed include the use of hermeneutic phenomenological approach to explore the participants' experiences, the ethical challenges related to the care of patients and families in various stages of the organ donor (OD) process and the need to discuss ethical questions in the education of HPs.

2. Ethical challenges when caring for dying children
By Furingsten, Lovisa; Sjögren, Reet; Forsner, Maria.
Nursing Ethics. Mar 2015, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p176-187. 12p
: The article discusses a study which describes caring as represented in healthcare workers' (HCW) experiences of caring for dying children in a general, acute paediatric care setting. Topics discussed include the inclusion criterion where the caregiver had taken care of at least one dying child in the last 5 years and a description of caring for dying children as a musically attuned composition with emphasis on presence and self-knowledge.

3. Ethical issues in hospital clients’ satisfaction: A Brazilian perspective
By Rocha, Elyrose SB; Ventura, Carla AA; Godoy, Simone de; Mendes, Isabel AC; Trevizan, Maria A.
Nursing Ethics. Mar 2015, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p188-193. 6p
: The article discusses a study on the ethical aspects of nursing activities involving patient satisfaction with nursing care and focuses on the importance of nursing activities to assure patient satisfaction in the light of Brazilian Nursing Ethics Code. Topics discussed include a definition of patient satisfaction as an individual's positive assessments of distinct healthcare dimensions and the role of educators in building capacity of future nurses within the academic context.

4. Evaluation of ethical reflections in community healthcare: A mixed-methods study
By Söderhamn, Ulrika; Kjøstvedt, Helga Tofte; Slettebø, Åshild.
Nursing Ethics. Mar 2015, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p194-204. 11p
: The article discusses a study on whether an introduction to and practice in ethical reflections in community healthcare have consequences for the practice of healthcare personnel and how ethical reflections are organized. Topics discussed include how introduction to and practice in ethical reflections brought about ethical awareness among community healthcare personnel and the role of a leader in facilitating ethical reflection meetings.

5. Evaluation of ethical reflections in community healthcare: A mixed-methods study.
By Söderhamn, Ulrika; Kjøstvedt, Helga Tofte; Slettebø, Åshild.
Nursing Ethics. Mar 2015, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p194-204. 11p
: The article discusses a study on whether an introduction to and practice in ethical reflections in community healthcare have consequences for the practice of healthcare personnel and how ethical reflections are organized. Topics discussed include how introduction to and practice in ethical reflections brought about ethical awareness among community healthcare personnel and the role of a leader in facilitating ethical reflection meetings.

6. Nurses’ professional values and attitudes toward collaboration with physicians
By Brown, Sara S; Lindell, Deborah F; Dolansky, Mary A; Garber, Jeannie S.
Nursing Ethics. Mar 2015, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p205-216. 12p
: The article discusses a descriptive correlational study to describe professional values held by nurses and their attitudes toward physician-nurse collaboration and explore the relationships between nurses' characteristics and professional values. Topics discussed include findings that nurses and physicians value collaboration differently and do not often appreciate the role of the other and the need for organizations to adapt processes and culture to reflect nurses' professional values.

7. Preference of Chinese general public and healthcare providers for a good death
By Haishan, Huang; Hongjuan, Liu; Tieying, Zeng; Xuemei, Pu.
Nursing Ethics. Mar 2015, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p217-227. 11p
: The article discusses a study aimed at answering questions regarding essential components of a good death before the general public and healthcare providers, whether the attitude of Chinese people toward good health is different from the Japanese or Westerners and whether the attitude of the general public differ from that of healthcare providers in terms of weight of each component of good death. It notes that cultural difference is an important consideration to achieve good death in China.

8. Preferences for autonomy in end-of-life decision making in modern Korean society
By Kim, Su Hyun.
Nursing Ethics. Mar2015, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p228-236. 9p
: The article discusses a study which aimed at identifying the extent to which Korean adults wanted to exercise autonomy in the process of decision making with respect to end-of-life (EOL) treatment and determine the association of economic issues and family functioning with preferences for involvement in decision making about EOL treatment in Korean people. Topics discussed include findings that most Korean people wanted autonomy in the decision-making process about treatment at end-of-life.

9. Targeting and tailoring an intervention for adolescents who are overweight: Some ethical concerns
By Riiser, Kirsti; Løndal, Knut; Ommundsen, Yngvar; Misvær, Nina; Helseth, Sølvi.
Nursing Ethics. Mar 2015, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p237-247. 11p.
: There are important ethical issues to be examined before launching any public health intervention, particularly when targeting vulnerable groups. The aim of this article is to identify and discuss ethical concerns that may arise when intervening for health behavior change among adolescents identified as overweight. These concerns originate from an intervention designed to capacitate adolescents to increase self-determined physical activity.

10. The Italian validation of the Salford-Scott Nursing Values Questionnaire.
By Mecugni, Daniela; Albinelli, Patrizia; Pellegrin, Joellemarie; Finotto, Stefano. Nursing Ethics. Mar 2015, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p248-260. 13p
: The article discusses a study whose purpose is the Italian validation of the Salford-Scott Nursing Values Questionnaires which is already used in other countries. Topics discussed include the questionnaire's aim of measuring the value direction of nursing contexts, the administration of the questionnaire where students were asked to evaluate indications and elements of the questionnaire and the modification of personal and professional values of nursing students.

11. No ethics without meta-ethics – For more Benner and less Beauchamp
By Santos, Carlos A Dos.
Nursing Ethics. Mar 2015, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p261-263. 3p
: The article discusses the uniqueness of the nursing profession in terms of ethics and how the distinctiveness relates to deficits in care reported by media and public enquiries. Topics discussed include the proposal that caring must take primacy in the nursing role as a core ethos, the relation of meta-ethics to the ethos of individuals and T. Beauchamp and J. Childress's proposal that ethical decisions should lie on the 4 principles including autonomy, nonmaleficence and justice

Articles – Sore throats

12. Sore throat and left ear pain
By Moss, David A.; Crawford, Paul.
Journal of Family Practice. Feb 2015, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p117-119. 3p
: The article presents a case study of a 79 year-old man who presented with pain in his left ear and a severe sore throat for the past 2 days. He also complained of pain when swallowing, a decreased appetite, and dizziness. Based on the patient's clinical presentation, he was diagnosed with herpes zoster oticus, also known as Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

13. Sore Throat: Avoid Overcomplicating the Uncomplicated
By Linder, Jeffrey A.
Annals of Internal Medicine. 2/17/2015, Vol. 162 Issue 4, p311-312. 2p
: The author comments on the study "The clinical presentation of Fusobacterium?positive pharyngitis and streptococcal?positive pharyngitis in a university health clinic. A cross-sectional study" by R.M. Centor and colleagues and published in a 2014 issue of the periodical.

14. The Clinical Presentation of Fusobacterium-Positive and Streptococcal-Positive Pharyngitis in a University Health Clinic: A Cross-sectional Study
By Centor, Robert M.; Atkinson, T. Prescott; Ratliff, Amy E.; Li Xiao; Crabb, Donna M.; Estrada, Carlos A.; Faircloth, Michael B.; Oestreich, Lisa; Hatchett, Jeremy; Khalife, Walid; Waites, Ken B.
Annals of Internal Medicine. 2/17/2015, Vol. 162 Issue 4, Following p241-247. 10p
: Pharyngitis guidelines focus solely on group A β-hemolytic streptococcal infection. European data suggest that in patients aged 15 to 30 years, Fusobacterium necrophorum causes at least 10% of cases of pharyngitis; however, few U.S. data exist. Objective: To estimate the prevalence of F. necrophorum; Mycoplasma pneumoniae; and group A and C/G β-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis and to determine whether F. necrophorum pharyngitis clinically resembles group A β-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis

Articles – Sinusitis/Rhinitis

15. Management of sinus surgery complications
By Cho, Yong-Seok
Annals of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, Vol. 19, June 2008: 141-143

Abstract: The sinus bone graft procedure has become a common and popular procedure in implant dentistry. There are two main approaches to sinus bone grafting techniques; the trans-alveolar and lateral window approaches. During sinus bone graft surgery various complications can happen.

16. Chronic rhinosinusitis: 'it's my sinus doc!'
By Brown, C
Australian Family Physician, Vol. 37, No. 5, 2008 May: 306-8, 310
: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a common condition in the community, with significant morbidity and financial implications. OBJECTIVE: This article outlines the diagnosis of adult CRS, the differential diagnoses, and appropriate investigations and management. DISCUSSION: Rhinosinusitis is now the preferred term rather than sinusitis as this reflects the underlying pathophysiology.

17. Hot topics in paediatric immunology: IgEmediated food allergy and allergic rhinitis
Personal Author: Rueter, Kristina;   Prescott, Susan
Australian Family Physician, Vol. 43, No. 10, Oct 2014: 680-685
: The epidemic of allergic disease is a major public health crisis. The greatest burden of allergies is in childhood, when rapidly rising rates of disease are also most evident. General practitioners (GP) have a key role in recognising and addressing allergy-related problems and identifying whether a child requires referral to a paediatric allergist

18. Allergic Rhinitis
By Greig, Lynn
Australian Pharmacist, Vol. 30, No. 6, June 2011: 466-468, 470-471
: A young woman presents to the pharmacy complaining of a runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes and throat. She says she has been using a decongestant nasal spray for the past two days but it hasn’t made any difference.

Journal – Table of Contents

19.  From New Zealand Medical Journal, 15th May 2015, Vol 8 Number 1414
19A.  Editorial: Leprosy in New Zealand
19B. Leprosy in New Zealand: an epidemiological update
19C. Implementation of the 2013 Psychoactive Substances Act and mental health harms from synthetic cannabinoids
19D. GPs, community pharmacists and shifting professional boundaries
19E. Medical Students and informed consent: A consensus statement prepared by the Faculties of Medical and Health Science of the Universities of Auckland and Otago, Chief Medical Officers of District Health Boards, New Zealand Medical Students' Association
19F. An ageing trauma population: The Auckland experience
19G. 7-year retrospective review of quad bike injuries admitted to Starship Children’s Hospital
19H. A new surgical site infection improvement programme for New Zealand: early progress
15I. An unusual cause of persistent dysphagia
19J. Importance of blood cultures to aid the diagnosis of Lemierre’s syndrome
19K. 100 years ago: The Hospital Ship Maheno
19L. Occupational therapy intervention for residents with stroke related disabilities in UK care homes

Conferences & Seminars

20. Nationwide Post-Budget Breakfast series
: Friday 22 May 2015
Each year Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) provides child-focused analysis and commentary of the budget.
Auckland: Western Springs Garden Community Hall – 7.15am start.
Wellington (in partnership with the PHA): St John's in the City – 7.15am Start
Christchurch: Villa Maria College – 7.15am start
Dunedin: Presbyterian Support Otago – 11am start
Whangarei: Northland Hockey Assoc Pavilion – 12pm start
Find out more and register for the Post-Budget Breakfast in your area

21. Australasian Nurse Educators Conference 2015
: Auckland, 11-13 November 2015
Venue: Pullman Hotel, Auckland
More information:

News – National

22. Nelson nurses celebrate their role in healthcare
Nelson Mail - May 14 2015

Nurses from across the region got together to celebrate the work they do caring for patients as part of International Nurses Day. Hospital nurses, specialist nurses and those from the primary health organisation and the district nursing unit caught up over cake and biscuits.

23. Two Hamilton schoolkids diagnosed with measles
Hamilton News - 3:35 PM Tuesday May 12, 2015

The Waikato District Health Board is dealing with a measles outbreak that's affected two members of the same family - who attend two different Hamilton schools. One student attends Hillcrest High School and the other Berkley Normal Middle School.

News – International

24. Open thread: What are the best herbal remedies for colds?
Have your say: Can herbal remedies help beat cold and flu symptoms? Does lemon and honey really work
By Telegraph Health, 05 Aug 2014

25. Why you should skip the pavement and hit the trail
By Mike Plunkett, The Washington Post  05.14.2015
The slogan on the shirts provided by the North Face Endurance Challenge Series said it all: "Dirt, the original proving ground."

26. The art of aging well
By Jill Barker, Special to Montreal Gazette  04.14.2015
With so many Baby Boomers now in their 60s, aging is no longer the sole domain of their parents’ generation. In fact, 15.7 per cent of Canada’s population is 65 years and older, with the tail end of the Boomer generation already 50.


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