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Issue 1 - 19 January 2017

Awapuni Medical Corps Memorial, Palmerston North
Heritage New Zealand is currently seeking submissions on the Proposal report for this Historic Place. Submissions close at 4pm on Thursday 16 February 2017.
For further information, please contact:
Claire Craig
General Manager Central Region
Heritage New Zealand
PO Box 2629
Wellington 6140

Articles – Contemporary Nurse

1. Mediation analysis in nursing research: a methodological review
Jianghong Liu & Connie Ulrich
Contemporary Nurse, Volume 52, 2016 - Issue 6: 643-656
: Mediation statistical models help clarify the relationship between independent predictor variables and dependent outcomes of interest by assessing the impact of third variables. This type of statistical analysis is applicable for many clinical nursing research questions, yet its use within nursing remains low. Indeed, mediational analyses may help nurse researchers develop more effective and accurate prevention and treatment programs as well as help bridge the gap between scientific knowledge and clinical practice

2. Using internet-based approaches to collect qualitative data from vulnerable groups: reflections from the field
Stephen Neville, Jeffery Adams & Catherine Cook
Contemporary Nurse, Volume 52, 2016 - Issue 6: 657-668
: This article reports on three internet-based data collection methods; email and synchronous online interviews, as well as online qualitative survey. Results: The key characteristics of using email, sychronous online interviews and an online qualitative survey including the strengths and limitations of each are presented

3. Strategies to successfully recruit and engage clinical nurses as participants in qualitative clinical research
Elisabeth Coyne, Eileen Grafton & Alayne Reid
Contemporary Nurse, Volume 52, 2016 - Issue 6: 669-676
: Research conducted in the clinical area promotes the delivery of evidence-based patient care. Involving nurses as participants in research is considered essential to link patient care with evidence-based interventions. This reflective analysis aimed to understand influencing factors and strategies that support successful recruitment nurses in clinical research

4. Engaging rural nurses in the policy development process
Judith Anderson, Brenda Bruce, Meryn Edwards & Maryanne Podham
Contemporary Nurse, Volume 52, 2016 - Issue 6: 677-685
: Reports into neglect by nursing staff have included recommendations to develop policies indicating the fundamental standards of care. This project was designed to engage nursing staff in a rural health service in the development of a minimum nursing standards policy.

5. A study of periodontal disease awareness amongst third-year nursing students
Meghana Pai, Bonnie Ribot, Helen Tane & Janice Murray
Contemporary Nurse, Volume 52, 2016 - Issue 6: 686-695
: Nurses make up a large portion of health care professionals, are part of the first line of health care and in a position to provide health education, advice and referrals for patients at high risk of experiencing systemic diseases such as cancers and life-threatening illnesses that are often firstly evident in the mouth.
Objectives: To assess final-year nursing students about their awareness of periodontal disease and its impact on general health; and to ascertain their knowledge about the periodontal links to systemic disease as well as their perceived knowledge and abilities to provide informed advice and referrals to at-risk patients.

6. Patient advocacy by nurses – past, present and future
Tineke Water, Katrina Ford, Deb Spence & Shayne Rasmussen
Contemporary Nurse, Volume 52, 2016 - Issue 6: 696-709
: Patient advocacy is central to the nursing profession yet a sense of certainty about the concept, its meaning and its implications for nursing practice remains elusive. Aim: This scholarly paper examines the concept of patient advocacy and its relevance to the nursing profession in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Articles – Sleep Deprivation/Management

7. Professional: Sleep management: Keeping alert: Getting a handle on sleep advice
Haggan, Megan
AJP: The Australian Journal of Pharmacy, Vol. 97, No. 1153, Aug 2016: 54-56, 58-[59]
: Around one in three people suffer from insomnia; and the quality of their sleep may be affected by a range of factors including medicines, other drugs, lifestyle factors and underlying health problems such as obstructive sleep apnoea.

8. Early morning repeat-dose caffeine mitigates driving performance impairments during 50 hours of sleep deprivation
Johnson, Kayla;   Aidman, Eugene;   Paech, Gemma M;   Pajcin, Maja;   Grant, Crystal;   LaValle, Christine;   Kamimori, Gary;   Pearce, Glen;   Vedova, Chris Della;   Banks, Siobhan
Road & Transport Research: A Journal of Australian and New Zealand Research and Practice, Vol. 25, No. 3, Sep 2016: 3-15
: Sleep deprivation is a major risk factor in transportation, causing driver fatigue and accidents. Caffeine is commonly chosen to mitigate this risk but its effects depend on dosage and administration regime.

9. Sleep apnoea: Snooze blues!
PS Post Script, Sep 2016: 36-37
Treatment for sleep apnoea depends on the severity of the problem. However, owing to the long-term complications of sleep apnoea, it is important for patients to treat the problem as they would any chronic disease. Remember that simply trying to treat snoring will not assist with sleep apnoea management.

10. The role of sleep in patient recovery
Delaney, LJ
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, Vol. 23, No. 7, Feb 2016: 26-29
: Sleep is a fundamental physiological phenomenon essential to human survival and supports optimal functionality both physiologically and psychologically. Despite the general acknowledgement of its importance, patients’ ability to sleep within the hospital setting is widely reported as grossly impaired.

Articles – Sunburn

11. Best practices for treating severe sun damage 
Hilton, Lisette
Dermatology Times, Oct 2016; 37(10): 62-63. 2p
: Treating severely sun-damaged patients' individual lesions with cryotherapy alone is unlikely to lead to optimal outcomes. T h a t’s because of a concept called field cancerization, which suggests that cancer does not arise as an isolated cellular phenomenon, but rather as an anaplastic tendency involving many cells simultaneously.

12. Sun-related behaviours among young Australiana with Asian ethnic background: differences according to sociocultural norms and skin tone perceptions 
Day, A.K.; Wilson, C.J.; Hutchinson, A.D.; Roberts, R.M.
European Journal of Cancer Care, Jul 2015; 24(4): 514-521. 8p
: Deliberate tanning, poor sun protection and sun exposure increase an individual's risk for skin cancer. Recent evidence suggests that individuals of Asian heritage have lower incidence of skin cancer than Caucasians but that their post-diagnosis outcomes are often worse. In Western cultures tanning behaviours are often motivated by a desire for 'attractive' tanned skin. Conversely, a light complexion is desired in a number of Asian cultures and may consequently serve to protect this group from excessive and risky sun exposure behaviours

13. Have a summer without sunburn 
Coerecius, Tamsyn
Nursing Update, Dec2014/Jan2015; 39(12): 58-59. 2p
: Red, burnt and flaky skin is a summer trademark that is a clear indication of sunburnt skin, which could lead to skin cancer. Although sunscreen may be the most important element to prevent sunburnt skin, there are also a few fashionable statement pieces you can opt for to protect yourself from sun damage, while still looking great.

14. A qualitative exploration of sun safety beliefs among Australian Adults 
Leske, Stuart; Young, Ross McD; White, Katherine Marie; Hawkes, Anna L
Australian Psychologist, Aug 2014; 49(4): 253-270. 18p
: Informed broadly by the theory of planned behaviour, this study used qualitative methodology to understand Australian adults' sun-protective decisions. Forty-two adults participated in focus groups where they discussed behavioural (advantages and disadvantages), normative (important referents), and control (barriers and facilitators) beliefs, as well as potential social influences and images of tanned and non-tanned people. Responses were analysed using the consensual qualitative research approach to determine the dominant themes.


15. 2017 Goodfellow Symposium
Acceptance and committment therapy, The medical marijuana debate and more....
Dates: March 2017
24th - Pre Symposium (Fri)
25th - Day 1 (Sat)
26th - Day 2 (Sun)
Venue: Vodafone Event Centre
More information:

16. Optimising patient experience through digital innovation conference
Providers are faced with problems such as:
- How can technology enable a positive return on investment and improvement in consumer perception of an organisation?
- How can all of this new technology impact upon the patient experience?

Date: 27 - 28 Feb 2017
Venue: Stamford Plaza, Auckland
More information:

News – National

17. 123456 is still the world's most popular password: Here are the top 25 phrases to avoid
NZ Herald - Tuesday Jan 17, 2017
From Netflix to KFC, a huge number of firms were hacked in 2016, leaving users' accounts vulnerable. But despite being regularly reminded not to use common passwords, which hackers can easily guess, it seems many aren't taking the warnings seriously. A new list has revealed the most common passwords in 2016, and shows that a shocking 17 per cent of people have been safeguarding their accounts with '123456.

News – International

18. More than 7,000 nurses could face axe under secret NHS plans
The Telegraph, 16 January 2017
ore than 7,000 nurse posts could be axed from NHS hospitals across the country despite a mounting Accident & Emergency crisis, new plans reveal. Every area has been ordered to draw up meaures to save £22bn and reorganise health services in order to meet rising demand from an ageing population.

19. Drug-resistant superbug may be more widespread than previously known
CNN, January 16, 2017
One family of superbugs, known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE, may be spreading more widely than previously thought, according to a study published Monday (PDF) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


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