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Issue 19 - 27 May 2015

New Books

NZNO members can borrow these books for a period of 4 weeks.  They will be couriered out to you so please provide your street address when you request any of these items.

1. Out of time: The pleasures and perils of ageing
By Lynne Segal
Lynne Segal examines her life and surveys the work and experience of other writers and artists to explore the pleasures and perils of growing old. This book explores the trials and vicissitudes of ageing.

2. Communication for nurses: How to prevent harmful events and promote patient safety
By Pamela McHugh Schuster
Develop the professional communication skills you need to prevent errors and avoid patient injuries. Effective communication is integral to patient safety - it's no longer a "nice to have" skill, it's a need to have skill.

3. The invisible work of nurses: Hospitals, organisation and healthcare
By Davina Allen
Nursing is typically understood, and understands itself, as a care-giving occupation. It is through its relationships with patients – whether these are absent, present, good, bad or indifferent – that modern day nursing is defined. Yet nursing work extends far beyond direct patient care activities. Across the spectrum of locales in which they are employed, nurses, in numerous ways, support and sustain the delivery and organisation of health services. In recent history, however, this wider work has generally been regarded as at best an adjunct to the core nursing function, and at worse responsible for taking nurses away from their ‘real work’ with patients.

4. Health promotion in nursing practice
By Nola Pender
New to the sixth edition:
- An evidence-based approach to health promotion and disease prevention, which emphasises research-based interventions
- A focus on different populations that pays special attention to life span, culture and vulnerability and their roles in health and disease
- A global socio-ecological approach that emphasises the role of physical and social environments in health promotion

Articles – Teamwork

5. Nursing Control Over Practice and Teamwork
By Castner, Jessica, PhD, RN, CEN; Ceravolo, Diane J, MS, RN; Foltz-Ramos,
Kelly, MS, RN; Wu, Yow-Wu Bill, PhD.
Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (May 2013): 3.
: Nurses' control over practice is essential to nursing care quality and fosters teamwork at the point of care delivery. This article describes a study to measure the impact of nurses' control over their practice from the perspective of teamwork. The purpose of this study was to measure the relationship of control over practice to the five following dimensions of teamwork: team structure, leadership, situation monitoring, mutual support, and communication.

6. A systematic review of teamwork in the intensive care unit: What do we know about teamwork, team tasks, and improvement strategies?
By Dietz, Aaron S; Pronovost, Peter J; Mendez-Tellez, Pedro Alejandro; Wyskiel, Rhonda; Marsteller, Jill A; et al.
Journal of Critical Care (Dec 2014): 908-14.

Abstract: Teamwork is essential for ensuring the quality and safety of health care delivery in the intensive care unit (ICU). This article addresses what we know about teamwork, team tasks, and team improvement strategies in the ICU to identify the strengths and limitations of the existing knowledge base to guide future research.

7. Personality, Relationship Conflict, and Teamwork-Related Mental Models: e110223
By Vîrga, Delia; CurSeu, Petru Lucian; Maricutoiu, Laurentiu; Sava, Florin A; Macsinga, Irina; et al.
PLoS One (Nov 2014): e110223.
: This study seeks to explore whether neuroticism, agreeableness, and conscientiousness moderate the influence of relationship conflict experienced in groups on changes in group members' evaluative cognitions related to teamwork quality (teamwork-related mental models).

8. Interprofessional Collaboration between Residents and Nurses in General Internal Medicine: A Qualitative Study on Behaviours Enhancing Teamwork Quality: e96160
By Muller-Juge, Virginie; Cullati, Stéphane; Blondon, Katherine S; Hudelson, Patricia; Maître, Fabienne; et al.
PLoS One (Apr 2014).
: Effective teamwork is necessary for optimal patient care. There is insufficient understanding of interactions between physicians and nurses on internal medicine wards. Objective: To describe resident physicians' and nurses' actual behaviours contributing to teamwork quality in the setting of a simulated internal medicine ward

9. TeamSTEPPS: Optimizing Teamwork in the Perioperative Setting
By Clancy, Carolyn M.
Association of Operating Room Nurses. AORN Journal (Jul 2007): 18-22.
: Although teams play an important role in the delivery of health care in virtually every setting, those of us who have worked in or near the OR understand that teamwork is essential.A truly effective health care team will maximize the use of information and the skills and resources of team members to achieve optimal outcomes, resulting in increased patient safety and improved health care quality—a key part of our mission at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

10. A Framework for Describing Health Care Delivery Organizations and Systems
By Piña, Ileana L; Cohen, Perry D; Larson, David B; Marion, Lucy N; Sills, Marion R; et al.
American Journal of Public Health (Apr 2015): 670-679
: Describing, evaluating, and conducting research on the questions raised by comparative effectiveness research and characterizing care delivery organizations of all kinds, from independent individual provider units to large integrated health systems, has become imperative.

Articles  - Journal of Nursing Measurement

11. Development and Initial Validation of a Parkinson's Disease Caregiver Strain Risk Screen 
By Abendroth, Maryann, PhD, RN.
Journal of Nursing Measurement (2015): 4-21.
: Family caregivers face potential strain in caring for persons with Parkinson's disease because of the unpredictability of symptom presentation. The Caregiver Strain Risk Screen (CSRS) was developed and tested for initial validation. Instrument item development was guided by focus-group and interview data and a theoretical conceptualization of caregiver strain risk in caregivers of persons with Parkinson's disease

12.  An Evaluation of Chronic Pain Questionnaires in the Adult Population 
By Deshaies, Kathryn, MScN, RN; Akhtar-Danesh, Noori, PhD; Kaasalainen, Sharon, PhD, RN.
Journal of Nursing Measurement (2015): 22-39.
: Considering pain's subjectivity, measurement and its processes are indispensable to clinicians and researchers. Development and testing methods of recently published chronic pain questionnaires were analyzed to determine the state of measurement in chronic pain.

13. Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Diabetes Self-Efficacy Scale 
By Grinslade, Susan, PhD, RN, PHNCS, BC; Paper, Bruce, BA; Jing, Hongjuan, MS, RN, CNS; Quinn, Laurie, PhD, FAAN, RN.
Journal of Nursing Measurement (2015): 40-56.
: There was no scales measure self-efficacy in women with Type 2 diabetes. A scale was developed and tested. Items generated, content validity index (CVI) assessed by experts, the 2-part Diabetes Self-Efficacy Scale (DSLF-I and DSLF-II) was piloted with 62 women, administered to 208 women, and then readministered to 30 women to determine initial reliability

14. Properties of the Patient's Perception of Life on Hemodialysis Scale 
By Twomey, J Creina, PhD, RN; Barrett, Brendan J, MB, MSc, FRCPC; Way, Christine Y, PhD, RN; Churchill, David N, MD; Parfrey, Patrick S, MD.
Journal of Nursing Measurement (2015): 72-81.
: Hemodialysis (HD) is the main form of renal replacement therapy for many patients with end-stage renal disease. The purpose of this research is to assess reliability and validity of the Patient's Perception of Hemodialysis Scale (PPHS). Using a cross-sectional design and a convenient sample (n = 236), psychometric properties of the PPHS were examined. Validity was assessed using factor analysis and Pearson's correlation

15. Measuring Relational Care in Nursing Homes: Psychometric Evaluation of the Relational Care Scale 
By Andersen, Elizabeth, PhD, RN; Havaei, Farinaz, RN.
Journal of Nursing Measurement (2015): 82-95.
: Care aides' abilities to be reliable and empathetic with nursing home residents are very important determinants of quality of care, but few instruments are designed specifically for residents or focus exclusively on these determinants. Initially developed and tested in metropolitan teaching-affiliated nursing homes in Ontario, the authors expanded testing by reevaluating the psychometric properties of the Relational Care Scale (RCS) in 5 rural nursing homes in British Columbia

16. Psychometric Properties of the Swedish Version of the Self-Transcendence Scale Among Very Old People 
By Lundman, Berit, PhD, RN; Årestedt, Kristofer, PhD, RN; Norberg, Astrid, PhD, RN; Norberg, Catharina, MSc, RNT; Fischer, Regina Santamäki, PhD, RN; et al.
Journal of Nursing Measurement (2015): 96-111.
: This study tested the psychometric properties of a Swedish version of the Self-Transcendence Scale (STS). Cohen's weighted kappa, agreement, absolute reliability, relative reliability, and internal consistency were calculated, and the underlying structure of the STS was established by exploratory factor analysis

Journal – Table of Contents

17. From Journal of Infection Prevention, May 2015; 16 (3)
17A. Editorial: Collaboration in the prevention of surgical site infection: the OneTogether project
17B. Epidemiology and outcomes of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and Burkholderia cepacia infections among trauma patients of India: a five year experience
17C. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) site infections: a clinical and microbiological study from university teaching hospital, India
17D. The OneTogether collaborative approach to reduce the risk of surgical site infection: identifying the challenges to assuring best practice
17E. Report of an outbreak of Clostridium difficile infection caused by ribotype 053 in a neurosurgery unit


18. National Melanoma Summit – November 2015  
: 6-7 November 2015
More information:

19. Medical Law 2015
: 28 - 29 Jul, 2015
Venue: Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, Wellington
More information:

News – National

20. Health sector workers reject offer
ODT - Tue, 26 May 2015
More than 1900 nurses, healthcare assistants and midwives at Southern District Health Board have joined their colleagues around the country in voting down a DHB-proposed collective agreement.  New Zealand Nurses Organisation industrial adviser Lesley Harry said the workers were upset the proposed wage increase was only half that being offered to other state sector workers

21. 'Serious' hospital downgrade feared
ODT - Tue, 26 May 2015
Waitaki residents face ''a serious downgrading of Oamaru Hospital'' and rural health services under a proposed 5% cut in funding by the Southern District Health Board, Waitaki District Health Services (WDHS) chairman George Berry predicts.

22. Bad reactions to synthetic cannabis
ODT  - Mon, 25 May 2015
More than 30 people have been treated at Auckland hospitals for bad reactions to what is thought to be a potent synthetic cannabis, in a cluster of cases that have surprised doctors in the past three weeks.

News – International

23. Hundreds of Victoria mental health patients die prematurely each year
The Age - May 24, 2015
Hundreds of mental health patients are dying in unexpected, unnatural or violent circumstances every year, with the Andrews government conceding it is "extremely concerned" about the rate of deaths. An analysis of the latest available data from the chief psychiatrist found that an average 355 people who are receiving mental health care either in the community or within state-run psychiatric wards are dying annually.

24. Measles outbreak sparks Queensland Health staff mandatory immunisation bid
The Age - May 20, 2015
Health Minister Cameron Dick is investigating making immunisation mandatory for Queensland Health staff, after up to 4500 people were left potentially exposed to measles, after coming into contact with a paramedic infected with the disease.And now two key lobby groups - the AMA and the paramedics union are welcoming talks on the issue.

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