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Library e-newsletter Issue 31 - 28 Sept 2016

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September 2016 issue - OUT NOW


  • International Journal of Nursing Practice
    August 2016

1. The effect of hospital nurse staffing models on patient and staff-related outcomes
Professor Lisa Whitehead and Helen Myers
International Journal of Nursing Practice, Vol. 22, Issue 4, Aug 2016: 330-332
: Many countries are experiencing a shortage of nurses and this demand is set to increase and present staffing crises in the coming decade (WHO, 2013). With 40% of nurses predicted to retire in the next ten years in developed countries (WHO, 2013), the global long-term picture remains unclear.

2. The ‘switch on–switch off model’: Strategies used by nurses to mentally prepare and disengage from work
Georgios Manomenidis, Efharis Panagopoulou and Anthony Montgomery
International Journal of Nursing Practice, Vol. 22, Issue 4, Aug 2016: 356-363
: There is considerable research on the experience of nurses during both their work and non-work time. However, we know relatively little about the strategies nurses use immediately before and immediately after their shift. The aim of this qualitative study was to explore strategies nurses employ to mentally prepare for their shift (switch on), and mentally disengage after the end of it (switch off).

3. Implementation of evidence-based practice by nurses working in community settings and their strategies to mentor student nurses to develop evidence-based practice: A qualitative study
Joanne Mary Brooke and Jaimee Mallion
International Journal of Nursing Practice, Vol. 22, Issue 4, Aug 2016: 339–347
: The aim of the study was to explore how community nurses apply the best available evidence to their practice, and how they mentor student nurses to conceptualize and implement evidence-based practice in community settings

4. Information needs of patients with heart failure: Health professionals' perspectives Mingming Yu, Sek Ying Chair, Carmen WH Chan and Kai Chow Choi
International Journal of Nursing Practice, Vol. 22, Issue 4, Aug 2016: 348–355
: This study aimed to understand information needs of patients with heart failure from the perspectives of health professionals. Information identified by health professionals as essential for patients' learning included risk factors and symptom management, prognosis, medication and lifestyle adjustment

Articles – Midwifery

5. Collaborative practice among obstetricians, family physicians and midwives
Morgan, Lisa, RM MA; Carson, George, MD; Gagnon, Andrée, MD; Blake, Jennifer, MD MSc.
Canadian Medical Association Journal (Nov 18, 2014): 1279-80.
Whereas an integrated system of delivering care would help to increase choice, provide highquality care and ensure good outcomes, there are several challenges to the development and delivery of collaborative maternity care in Canada

6. Parents' experience of the care they received following a stillbirth: a literature review 
Coffey, Hayley, BSc, RM.
Evidence Based Midwifery (Mar 2016): 16-21.
: This paper focuses mainly on primary, qualitative research that demonstrates the lived experience of parents who have endured a stillbirth. The intention was to gain an understanding of what parents perceived as good practice, in order to inform future recommendations for clinical practice.

7. Generativity: transforming and transmitting midwifery practice 
Larkin, Valerie, Phd, BA, RM, RN.
Evidence Based Midwifery (Dec 2015): 112-119.
: This paper aims to explore midwives' perceptions of developing their practice knowledge and skills, concerning maternal postnatal genital tract assessment; and to highlight how midwives pass on their practice knowledge and skills to student midwives.

8. Exploring the influence that midwives have on women's position in childbirth: a review of the literature 
Green, Tamsyn J N, BSc, BA.
Evidence Based Midwifery (Dec 2015): 132-137.
: This review aimed to summarise current evidence regarding how midwives' knowledge, values and attitudes underpin their practice in relation to women's birth position. The objectives were to identify how midwives promote or limit women's use of upright birth positions; analyse the nature of the midwife-client relationship to better understand the role this plays in women's choice of birth position; consider how this information can inform midwifery policy and educators.

Articles – Community Practitioner, August 2016

9. Protecting little passengers 
Horder, Anne.
Community Practitioner 89.8 (Aug 2016): 26-27,29.
: Returning to practice the context of the government's Implementation Plan coincided with a drive to raise the skills of health visitors in building community capacity. While on placement the author identified a public health issue related to the incorrect use of child safety seats

10. Clinical update: Fever and rash in children 
Black, Victoria Joy; Paul, Ruby; Paul, Siba Prosad.
Community Practitioner (Aug 2016): 30-31,33-35.
: Children presenting with fever and rash is a common reason for parents requesting consultation with a health professional. Assessment of a febrile child presenting with rash can be challenging because of the wide range of the differential diagnoses associated with this presentation. It may be caused by a minor condition (e.g. viral illnesses) to rarely life-threatening conditions (e.g. invasive meningococcal disease) (McKinnon and Howard, 2000; Shivaraman et al, 1993).

11. Born to move: The importance of early physical activity and interaction 
Haynes, Julia, RN, RHV, FiHV; Haynes, Laura, MBBA BSc.
Community Practitioner (Aug 2016): 37-41.
: The 'Born to Move' project was initiated in response to health visitor concerns that babies with increasingly sedentary lives were achieving their developmental milestones later. Anecdotal evidence suggested that increasing numbers of children were starting school before achieving the expected developmental levels locally.

12. Innovation from the inside: Collaborating for school readiness 
Turner, Jo, PRDN, BSc SCPHN.
Community Practitioner 89.8 (Aug 2016): 42-45,47-48.
: This paper will critically reflect on a service evaluation project that was undertaken within Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust in 2014/15. The project sought to provide a new way of working that supported health visitors (HVs) and school nurses (SNs) in developing effective collaborative and partnership working practices in order to meet the health needs and improve the health outcomes of children aged four to five years in preparation and readiness for school

Journal Table of Contents

From Safeguard, Issue 158,  July/August 2016

13A. Editorial—Australians, thinking
13B. Briefs: From the courts [Cases related to the HSE Act]
13C. News in brief Includes Joint action plan ACC & WorkSafeNZ; Good practice guidelines H&S Regulations 2016]
13D. Hierarchy of control [Health & safety in the design phase of a project]
13E. Safety in design: Beyond construction
13F. Design evolution [Safety in designs – evolution over the last few years]
13G. Surrendering control [Become a servant leader by giving up notions of administrative control]
13H. Stirred but not shaken [Graham Darlow, Executive Leader of the Year – Safeguard Awards]
13I. Better together [WorksafeNZ and ACC – joint harm reduction plan]
13J. Fronting fatigue [Fonterra has placed new focus on fatigue in its risk management programme]
13K. In the spotlight [Andrew Confait, General Manager Membership and Policy, Site safe New Zealand]
13L. Legal Viewpoint [Workplace relations: a new era]
13M. Violence at work: survey [Massey University Healthy Work Group – Survey on violence]
13N. Overseas experience [Personal safety while working in dangerous locations abroad]
13O. Travel risk [Sending staff abroad & Health and Safety]
13P. Threat analysis [Travelling for work and security threats]
13Q. Lebanon days [Risk assessment before sending staff abroad]
13R. Incident investigation : Crush risk not managed
13S. Full credit [NZISM Accreditation Programme]
13T. Beyond words [Slogans for a culture-changing health and safety strategy]
13U. Get the picture? [A frucor worker with some novel safety solutions]
13V. Learning on the job [Be a better Health and Safety Practitioner]
13W. Burning question [Just started in a new H&S role?]
13X. Legionella warning
13Y. Multi-tasking mishap


14. Safeguard LegalSafe 2016
New Zealand’s largest Health & Safety Law conference. The conference aims to provide practical solutions to your health and safety compliance questions
Auckland: 18 October 2016, Crowne Plaza
Wellington: 19 October 2016, InterContinental Hotel
Christchurch: 20 October 2016, Rydges Latimer
More information:

15. HealthyWork Conference 2016
HealthyWork – The heart of good business
Date: 18 November 2016
Venue: SKYCITY Convention Centre, Auckland
More information:

16. NZ Nursing Informatics Conference (NZNIC)
Date: Thursday 3 November 2016
Venue: SKYCITY Auckland
Scholarships available to attend – they provide extra-low-cost entry to NZNIC for one day.
The scholarship is worth $209 and includes:

  • 1-day registration on 3 November to the 2016 NZ Nursing Informatics Conference
  • Delegate bag for conference
  • Handbook and proceedings books for three conferences (HiNZ + NZNIC + SFT) 
  • Access to the online webcast (video & slides) library of conference presentations during conference week.
  • Access to the exhibition hall with over 50 informative booths

The recipient is required to pay a small $48 fee to cover administration fees

News – National

16. Mental health services 'as bad as the 1990s'
Newshub - Friday 23 Sep 2016

New Zealand's mental health system is in the worst shape it's been in since the 1990s, the sector's union has claimed. And mental health workers fear further cutbacks will result in more bed closures. Eight have already been temporarily axed at He Puna Waiora on Auckland's North Shore, due to a severe lack of staffing.

News – International

17. Breathing easy: farm upbringing best defence against allergies
Sydney Morning Herald - September 27 2016

Protection against allergies and asthma in children who grow up on farms extends into their adulthood and may be linked to other health benefits, a new study reveals.

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