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Issue 9 - 14 March 2016


Articles - Cyberbullying

1. Cyberbullying: A 21st Century Health Care Phenomenon
By: Carter, Jemica M.; Wilson, Feleta L.
Pediatric Nursing. May/Jun2015, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p115-125. 11p
: This study examined bullying and cyberbullying prevalence among 367 adolescents 10 to 18 years of age who were attending schools and community organizations in suburban and urban neighborhoods in the Midwest United States. The correlational design investigated adolescents' daily use of technology that could be used to cyberbully peers, such as cell phones, computers, email, and the Internet. Results showed that 30% of participants had been bullied during school, and 17% had been cyberbullied, with online social networking sites the most common media employed (68%).

2. Cyberbullying Perpetration and Victimization Among Middle-School Students
By: Rice, Eric; Petering, Robin; Rhoades, Harmony; Winetrobe, Hailey; Goldbach, Jeremy; Plant, Aaron; Montoya, Jorge; Kordic, Timothy.
American Journal of Public Health. Mar 2015, Vol. 105 Issue 3, pe66-e72. 7p
: We examined correlations between gender, race, sexual identity, and technology use, and patterns of cyberbullying experiences and behaviors among middle-school students. Methods. We collected a probability sample of 1285 students alongside the 2012 Youth Risk Behavior Survey in Los Angeles Unified School District middle schools. We used logistic regressions to assess the correlates of being a cyberbully perpetrator, victim, and perpetrator–victim (i.e., bidirectional cyberbullying behavior).

3. Bullying Victimization Prevalence and Its Effects on Psychosomatic Complaints: Can Sense of Coherence Make a Difference?
By: García-Moya, Irene; Suominen, Sakari; Moreno, Carmen.
Journal of School Health. Oct 2014, Vol. 84 Issue 10, p646-653. 8p
: The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of bullying victimization and its impact on physical and psychological complaints in a representative sample of adolescents and to explore the role of sense of coherence (SOC) in victimization prevalence and consequences.

4. Protecting youths from online harassment: Cyberbullying and sexting are among the risks to be aware of
Harvard Mental Health Letter. Sep 2011, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p4-4. 1p.
: The article offers information in the protection of the youth from online harassment. It says that online forums have risks including cyberbullying which takes place online and sexting which refers to the exchange of sexually explicit digital images and messages. Moreover, there are various ways to deal with online harassment including the refusal to pass insulting messages, logging off from a nasty conversation in a chatroom, and blocking a bully electronically using various options

Articles –  
The Canadian Journal of Critical Care Nursing, 27.1 (Spring 2016)

5. Critical care nursing: Embedded complex systems
Trinier, Ruth; Liske, Lori & Nenadovic, Vera
The Canadian Journal of Critical Care Nursing, 27.1 (Spring 2016): 11-16.
: Variability in parameters such as heart rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure defines healthy physiology and the ability of the person to adequately respond to stressors. Critically ill patients have lost this variability and require highly specialized nursing care to support life and monitor changes in condition. Nurses provide the majority of direct patient care in the critical care setting in 2:1, 1:1 or 1:2 nurse-to-patient ratios. The bedside nurse-critically ill patient relationship represents the primary, real-time feedback loop of information exchange, monitoring and treatment.

6. Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) practices in Canadian hospitals: Where are we now? 
Bourbonnais, Frances Fothergill; Slivar, Sharon & Tucker, Sue Malone, 
The Canadian Journal of Critical Care Nursing (Spring 2016): 17-22.
: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication in critically ill patients. Renal replacement therapy is prescribed for as many as 70% of critically ill patients in AKI and may be provided in the form of intermittent or continuous dialysis including intermittent hemodialysis, sustained low-efficiency dialysis, and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). The nursing work involved with CRRT is highly complex and the learning requirements are challenging; therefore, it is important to identify nursing practices.

7. An integrative review of in situ simulation training: Implications for critical care nurses 
Villemure, Catherine; Tanoubi, Issam; Georgescu, L Mihai; Dubé, Jean-Nicolas & Houle, Julie, 
The Canadian Journal of Critical Care Nursing (Spring 2016): 23-31.
: In situ simulation (ISS) is an emerging teaching strategy aimed to improve professionals' competencies and collaborative practice to increase patient safety. The impact of ISS is still to be demonstrated before expanding the use of this method in our critical care settings.

Selected Articles – Proquest Health Collection Database

8. Perceived racial discrimination among home health aides: Evidence from a national survey
Lee, Doohee; Muslin, Ivan & McInerney, Marjorie.
Journal of Health and Human Services Administration (Spring 2016): 414-437
: Home health aides are one of our essential human resources in the U.S. long-term care industry but understanding whether home health aides experience racial discrimination in the workplace and, if so, which personal/organizational factors are associated at the national level has been unnoticed. Using a nationally representative sample (n=3,377), we attempt to investigate the association between racial discrimination and personal and organizational factors. The study found the 13.5% prevalence rate of racial discrimination

9. Nova Scotia nurse practitioners understanding of inappropriate prescribing and using a prescribing evaluation tool: A pilot study
Creedon, Rena; Byrne, Stepehn; Sketris, Ingrid; Kennedy, Julia & Mccarthy, Suzanne.
Journal of Nursing Education and Practice (2016): 21 – 31

10. Frances Hughes: New CEO of the International Council of Nurses (ICN)
Smoyak, Shirley A.
Journal of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services (Mar 2016): 13-14.
: Frances Hughes, RN, DNurs, ONZM, FACMHN, FNZCMHN, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the International Council of Nurses (ICN), and began her duties February 1, 2016. Frances is first and foremost a psychiatric nurse, honing her considerable clinical skills to produce positive changes for patients, families, health care providers, and communities worldwide.

11. Self-reflection: Relationship Building in Patients With Excess Weight
Giese, Karla K.
The Journal for Nurse Practitioners (Jan 2016): e7-e10.
: Obesity or excess weight is a well-documented health problem. Obesity bias is prevalent in society, and literature suggests obesity bias exists among health care providers. This article addresses the bias and stigmatization associated with weight and outlines ethical principles for nurse practitioners caring for vulnerable populations such as the obese. Self-reflection, a key method to address potential provider obesity bias, is outlined through use of the Johns Model for Structured Reflection.

Journal Table of Contents

The Outlet: New Zealand Stomal Therapy Nurses, March 2016

12A. Executive Committee members Profiles
12B. Chairperson’s Report [Marie Buchanan]
12C. Co-editors Report [Bronney Laurie and Jackie Hutchings]
12D. Policy for Bernadette Hart Award Selection
12E. Application for Bernadette Hart Award
12F. The Liberty NZ Stomal Therapy ‘Publishing Excellence’ Awatd
12G. Best published article entry form
12H. International delegate for the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists
12I. NZNO Stomal Therapy Section Conference [Information and Registration Form]
12J. A long and winding road [Jenny Coulson]
12K. Wendy’s journey on that long and winding road
12L. Bet’s fistula management [Julie Skinner]
12M. Christchurch five years on [Jackie Hutchings


13. NZNO Stomal Therapy Section Conference
: 27-28 October 2016
Venue: Rydges, 30 Latimer Square, Christchurch
More Information – contact the Treasurer:

14. NZSSD ASM & Special Interest Group Study Days - celebrating 40 years of Diabetes Care
Date: May 3 - 6, 2016. New Zealand
Venue: Novotel Hotel Rotorua
More information:

15. 14th NZCOM Biennial Conference
: Birth, Culture and Social Change
Date: 26 – 28 August 2016
Venue: SkyCity Auckland Convention Centre, 88 Federal Street, Auckland

News – National

16. Ten myths about smoking that will not die
Stuff - March 14 2016
Across 40 years I’ve come to recognise many factoid-driven myths about smoking that just won’t die

17. The longest goodbye: Five players from one rugby team all found to have dementia
NZ Herald - Monday Mar 14, 2016
A Herald investigation has found that five men from a single Ranfurly Shield-winning rugby team have been diagnosed with dementia. Their families attribute their conditions to concussions suffered during their playing days

News – International

18. Blueberries may help prevent Alzheimer's, new research suggests
The Telegraph – 13 March 2016
Scientists say the fruit is loaded with healthful antioxidants which could help prevent the effects of the increasingly common form of dementia


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