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Issue 32 - 1 September 2015

Articles - Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing

1. Why Nurses Must Write About Their Practice
By Delaney, Kathleen R. Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing.
Aug 2014, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p97-98. 2p
: The author explains why child and adolescent (C/A) psychiatric nurses should write about their profession and share the approaches they use in their work. Topics discussed include the use of evidence-based practices (EBP), the effectiveness of EBP over usual or standard care, the use of a relationship-based process in treatment planning, and the experiences of nurses in inpatient settings.

2. Interventions for Family Members of Adolescents With Disruptive Behavior Disorders
By Oruche, Ukamaka M.; Draucker, Claire; Alkhattab, Halima; Knopf, Amy; Mazurcyk, Jill. Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing. Aug 2014,
Vol. 27 Issue 3, p99-108. 10p
: The family members of adolescents diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders ( DBDs) experience profound stress and burden. Despite the need for empirically supported interventions that address the challenges faced by these family members, few such interventions are available.

3. Pain, Coping, and Sleep in Children and Adolescents With Sickle Cell Disease
By Graves, Joyce Kelly & Jacob, Eufemia.
Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing. Aug 2014, Vol. 27 Issue 3,
p109-120. 12p
: The study examined the relationships among pain, pain coping, and sleep, and assessed factors (age, gender, frequency, and intensity of pain) that affect pain, coping, and sleep in children with sickle cell disease (SCD)

4. Pilot Study of the Korean Parent Training Program Using a Partial Group-Randomized Experimental Study
By Kim, Eunjung; Cain, Kevin; Boutain, Doris; Chun, Jin-Joo; Kim, Sangho; Im, Hyesang. Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing. Aug 2014, Vol. 27
Issue 3, p121-131. 11p
: Korean American ( KA) parents need a culturally tailored parent training that helps them bridge the Korean and American cultures and divergent parenting practices.

5. Latina Adolescent Sleep and Mood: An Ecological Momentary Assessment Pilot Study
By Garcia, Carolyn; Zhang, Lei; Holt, Katie; Hardeman, Rachel & Peterson, Barbara. Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing. Aug 2014, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p132-141. 10p
: Sleep and mood represent two important malleable opportunities for adolescent health. This study investigated the sleep-mood relationship in adolescent girls. Methods Short-term, longitudinal design. Latina adolescents ( N = 19, mean age 15) completed ecological momentary assessments on sleep (perceived quality, self-report quantity) and mood (negative affect, positive affect, and positivity ratio).

6. Cyberbullying: Implications for the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.
By Carpenter, Lindsey M.; Hubbard, Grace B.
Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing. Aug 2014, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p142-148. 7p
: The purpose of this article is to inform and educate psychiatric nurse practitioners about the pervasiveness of the rapidly increasing problem of cyberbullying. Review of Literature As more children and adolescents obtain access to the Internet, mobile devices, and social networking sites, the exposure to bullying in the virtual format increases. Cyberbullying is a growing public health concern and can affect mental health and school performance. Cyberbullying often results in a range of psychiatric symptoms and has been linked to suicide attempts and completions.

7. Sustaining a Culture of Practice Development in an Acute Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health Unit
By Vella, Natalie; Page, Laura; Edwards, Clair; Wand, Timothy.
Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing. Aug 2014, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p149-155. 7p
: It is recognized that facilitating change in workplace culture is a significant challenge in healthcare service delivery. Practice development strategies and principles provide a framework for initiating and sustaining programs focused on enhancing patient-centered care by concentrating on the therapeutic attributes of nursing. This paper details the processes, people, resources, and relationships that enabled the successful implementation, and led to the sustainability, of a practice development program employed in an acute adolescent mental health unit in Sydney, Australia.

Articles – Equal Pay

8. Equal pay for equal work?
By Dunning, Emma.
New Zealand Doctor. 27/05/2015, p20-20. 2/3p.
: The article offers information on the right of equal pay for female general practitioners (GPs). It mentions that contractors and employees working 36-40 hours a week, males had significantly higher incomes than females. It also mentions that the same is true in Australia, on average, female GPs earn 54 per cent less than males.

9. Employment outcomes worse for women.
Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand.  21.6 (July 2015) p6
: New research from the Human Rights Commission (HRC) on employment equality reveals women do considerably worse than men in pay, employment, leadership and discrimination. Tracking Equality at Work 2015, released last month, shows the situation for Maori, Pacific and disabled women is even worse.  Arising from the research, the HRC has recommended the Government implements equal pay for work of equal value by 2020.

10. Equal pay for women would boost the economy
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal. Apr 2014, Vol. 21 Issue 9, p10-11. 2p.
: The article discusses the proposed plans that the Australian government has to discontinue rules on gender equality in the workplace which require employers with over 100 staff to report on 30 or more items related to gender pay and employment. A discussion of reaction to the plans which were voiced by the Women's Electoral Lobby and its chair, Melanie Fernandez, and of the views that the lobby has about the economic benefits of paying equal wages to women, is presented.

Articles  - Coaching

11. Coaching interprofessional health care improvement teams: the coachee, the coach and the leader perspectives
By Godfrey, Marjorie M.; Andersson-Gare, Boel; Nelson, Eugene C.; Nilsson, Mats; Ahlstrom, Gerd.
Journal of Nursing Management. May 2014, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p452-464. 13p
: Aim To investigate health care improvement team coaching activities from the perspectives of coachees, coaches and unit leaders in two national improvement collaboratives. Despite numerous methods to improve health care, inconsistencies in success have been attributed to factors that include unengaged staff, absence of supportive improvement resources and organisational iner

12. Health Coaching: A Concept Analysis
By Olsen, Jeanette M.
Nursing Forum. Jan-Mar 2014, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p18-29. 12p
: Variations in the use of health coaching documented in the literature indicate a lack of conceptual clarity. The purpose of this article was to clarify the meaning of health coaching and propose an operational definition. Conclusions Seven attributes were identified and used to propose an operational definition of health coaching as a goal-oriented, client-centered partnership that is health-focused and occurs through a process of client enlightenment and empowerment. Practice Implication

13. Coaching for life
By Whyte, Lawrence.
Nursing Management - UK. Apr 2014, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p15-15. 1p
: The author suggests ways by which nurses can help their patients self-manage their conditions more effectively. He discusses the impact of the growing number of people with chronic illness in Great Britain on the country's health care sector. He also highlights statistics on the costs associated with chronic illness in Great Britain. In addition, the author discusses the benefits of coaching in health care.

Journal – Table of Contents

14.  From ANMJ [Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal), Vol 23, No. 2, August 2015

14A. Editorial [Australian Border Force Act]
14B. ANMF slams new laws silencing nurses and midwives
14C. New Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer named [Debra Thoms]; Breast cancer screening rates drop
14D. Nurses Memorial Centre scholarships up for grabs; Flu cases up amidst poor vaccination uptake
14E. South Australia facing potential hospital bed closures
14F. Fight to keep registered nurses on duty in aged care; Paid parental leave changes on the nose
14G. ANMF remembers inspirational leader [Former Federal President and Tasmanian Branch Secretary Pam Wright]
14H.  Domestic violence training model for hospitals; Boost for nurse to patient ratios in Queensland
14I. A disgraceful assault on nursing ethics [Australian Border Force Act]
14J. Stand by me: Nurses and midwives putting a stop to domestic violence
14K. Diseases don’t need visas [Lower than expected turnout at ICN conference in Seoul due to an outbreak of MERS]
14L. Researchers identify higher risk of stillbirth; Careers in mental health nursing driven by exposure
14M. Best interests of the child: who decides?
14N. Clinical update: Nurses at risk of injury
14O. Lack of sanitation for 2.4 billion people undermining health progress; Nurses and midwives oppose Trans-Pacific Partnership; Nursing shortage tipped to hit Canada
14P. Perceived difference of roles between the registered nurse and enrolled nurse
14Q. Healthcare on the Inside [Victoria’s Dhurringile Prison’s close knit team of nurses is committed to improving the health of inmates without judgement]
14R. Nurse initiated hospital greening
14S. Shifting the perspective on sleep
14T. BP measurement: practice without evidence. Are we teaching it wrong?
14U. Undergraduate Assistant in Nursing (AIN) employment in aged care: Does this prepare new graduates for the clinical work environment?
14V. Flexible learning in midwifery and nursing education; Incorporating emotional intelligence in nursing and midwifery education
14W. Clinical supervision as a means of professional development in nursing
14X.  The Tri-focal Model of care: building staff capacity for partnership-centred, evidence-based residential aged care
14Y. Clinical leadership and nursing


15. 9th Health Services and Policy Research Conference
From data to delivery: Connecting research, policy and practice for better health outcomes

Date: Monday 7 December - Wednesday 9 December 2015
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
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16. 11th National Allied Health Conference
Bringing together both allied health therapy and science professions for the first time. The conference will canvas the current and emerging issues that shape allied health as ‘front and centre’ in best patient- and community-centred care now, and in to the future.
: 9 - 11 November 2015
Pre-conference workshops: Monday, 9 November 2015
Venue: Melbourne, Australia
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News – National

17. Financial support for organ donors on the cards
NZ Herald - Thursday Aug 27, 2015

A bill which would increase financial support for organ donors while they are recuperating passed its first reading tonight with the unanimous support of all parties. Sponsored by National list MP Chris Bishop, the Financial Assistance to Live Organ Donors Bill would increase support from the equivalent of a sickness benefit to the equivalent of 80 per cent of the donor's pre-operation earning for 12 weeks - which is the same formula applied to recipients of ACC - along with childcare payments.

18. Most girls do involve parents in abortion decision, MPs told
TVNZ - Thursday Aug 27, 2015

Making it mandatory for parents to be told if their teenage daughter is seeking an abortion could have negative consequences, MPs have been warned. Parliament's justice and electoral committee is considering a petition from a Taranaki mother, Hillary Kieft, who is calling for a law change so parents have the right to know their daughter, if she is under the age of 16, is pregnant before she's referred for an abortion. The chairwoman of the Abortion Supervisory Committee (ASC), Dame Linda Holloway, says most young women do involve their parents if they're deciding whether or not to terminate their pregnancy and it's only a minority who don't. MPs have been told that most young women do involve their parents if they're considering having an abortion.

19. Crackers may not be the healthy option, survey finds
NZ Herald - Monday Aug 24, 2015

Kiwis who consider crackers to be a healthy snack may be shocked to hear some of their crunchy favourites are higher in salt and fat than certain potato chips. A survey of 90 types of cracker by Consumer New Zealand found that only one achieved five out of five stars when using the Australian Department of Health's rating system. The variety that ranked the highest - and therefore healthiest - in the survey was Ryvita's Wholegrain Rye Crispbread with Pumpkin Seeds. A 100 gram serving of the cracker contained 1.3g of saturated fat and 240mg of sodium

News – International

20. Influenza vaccine also prevents heart attacks, UNSW study finds
Sydney Morning Herald - August 27, 2015

It is like riding a bicycle to avoid the traffic and accidentally getting fit.. People who get the flu vaccine are less likely to have a heart attack. A study by University of NSW researchers has found that people who have been vaccinated against influenza are 29 per cent less likely to have a heart attack - representing a greater protective effect than ceasing smoking and nearly as much as taking statins

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