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Issue 11 Library e-newsletter 30 Mar 2017

Are you a budding writer?

Submit an article to the co-editors of Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand ( 
The best nurse writers published in Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand (KTNNZ) this year will be up for prize money totalling $750. The writer of the winning article will receive $500, and the runner-up $250.

Articles – Clinical Supervision

1. Managing anxiety in clinical supervision
Hung-Jen Kuo; Landon, Trenton J.; Connor, Annemarie; Chen, Roy K.
Journal of Rehabilitation. Jul-Sep 2016, Vol. 82 Issue 3, p18-27. 10p
: This article examines the nature and sources of anxiety, instruments used to measure and track anxiety, and interventions for managing anxiety in clinical supervisory relationships. Skilled management of anxiety within the supervisory dyad fosters optimal learning and performance

2. Oceans apart, yet connected: Findings from a qualitative study on professional supervision in rural and remote allied health services
By Ducat, Wendy; Martin, Priya; Kumar, Saravana; Burge, Vanessa; Abernathy, LuJuana.
Australian Journal of Rural Health. Feb 2016, Vol. 24 Issue 1,
p29-35. 7p
: This study investigates the usefulness and effectiveness of and barriers to supervision in rural and remote Queensland. Design As part of the evaluation of the Allied Health Rural and Remote Training and Support program, a qualitative descriptive study was conducted involving semi-structured interviews with 42 rural or remote allied health professionals, nine operational managers and four supervisors.

3. Clinical supervision and nursing students' professional competence: support-seeking behaviour and the attachment styles of students and mentors
By Moked, Zahava; Drach-Zahavy, Anat.
Journal of Advanced Nursing. Feb 2016, Vol. 72 Issue 2, p316-327. 12p
To examine whether the interdependent attachment style of students is positively related to their support-seeking behaviour during supervision and whether their over-dependent and counter-dependent attachment styles are negatively related to it. Second, to determine whether the mentors' attachment styles moderate the relationship between the students' support-seeking behaviours and their professional competence, such that this relationship is stronger when supervisors are characterized by higher independent attachment style

4. Is it possible to strengthen psychiatric nursing staff's clinical supervision? RCT of a meta-supervision intervention
By Gonge, Henrik; Buus, Niels.
Journal of Advanced Nursing. Apr 2015, Vol. 71 Issue 4, p909-921. 13p
To test the effects of a meta-supervision intervention in terms of participation, effectiveness and benefits of clinical supervision of psychiatric nursing staff. Background Clinical supervision is regarded as a central component in developing mental health nursing practices, but the evidence supporting positive outcomes of clinical supervision in psychiatric nursing is not convincing

5. Clinical group supervision for integrating ethical reasoning
By Blomberg, Karin; Bisholt, Birgitta.
Nursing Ethics. Nov 2016, Vol. 23 Issue 7, p761-769. 9p
Clinical group supervision has existed for over 20 years in nursing. However, there is a lack of studies about the role of supervision in nursing students’ education and especially the focus on ethical reasoning

Articles - Nursing Forum. Jan-Mar 2016

6. Quality pain management in adult hospitalized patients: A concept evaluation
By Zoëga, Sigridur; Gunnarsdottir, Sigridur; Wilson, Margaret E.; Gordon, Debra B.
Nursing Forum. Jan-Mar 2016, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p3-12. 10p
: The article explores the concept of quality pain management (QPM) in adult hospitalized patients. Topics discussed are the characteristics of QPM according to the Donabedian model of quality of life, preconditions, outcomes and boundaries of QPM relating to quality of health care, pain management and patient satisfaction, and the maturity of the concept of QPM as used in research and depicted in the clinical setting.

7. Autoethnography: Exploring Gender Diversity.
By Merryfeather, Lyn; Bruce, Anne.
Nursing Forum. Jan-Mar 2016, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p13-20. 8p.
: The article explores the use of autoethnography as an approach to conducting research on gender diversity in the nursing profession. It presents a creative non-fiction with a doctoral nursing seminar setting that uses prose and poetry and demonstrates the suitability of autoethnography as an approach to nursing inquiry as well as in researching the experiences of transgender and transsexual people

8. Concept Analysis: Alzheimer's Caregiver Stress.
By: Llanque, Sarah; Savage, Lynette; Rosenburg, Neal; Caserta, Michael.
Nursing Forum. Jan-Mar 2016, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p21-31. 11p
: The article presents a study on the concept of caregiver stress in the context of caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias using Wilson's concept analysis procedure. Topics include the attributes of caregiver stress, its antecedents such as constriction of the caregiver's social life and problematic behaviors and chronic illness of the care receiver, and its consequences such as depression, anxiety and cognitive disturbance

9. A concept analysis of personalized health care in nursing
By Han, Claire Jungyoun.
Nursing Forum. Jan-Mar 2016, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p32-39. 8p
: The article analyzes the concept of personalized health care in nursing and addresses future direction in personal-centered nursing care. Topics discussed are the explicit attributes of personalized health care in nursing, which are interprofessional collaboration and individualized care approach, and its implicit attributes, which are managing personal vulnerabilities, molecular-based health information and self-health-seeking behaviors, as well as its antecedents and consequences.

10. Decision Making in Nursing Practice: A Concept Analysis.
By Johansen, Mary L.; O'Brien, Janice L.
Nursing Forum. Jan-Mar 2016, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p40-48. 9p
: The article studies the concept of decision making in nursing practice. Topics discussed are the attributes of decision making which are intuition and analysis, heuristics, experience, knowledge, clinical reasoning and critical thinking, as well as the antecedents, consequences and contextual factors influencing decision making such as volume of patients, personal capacity and work environment

Articles -
International Journal of Nursing Practice, Feb 2017

11.  Editorial: Peer review—An appreciation
Lin Perry. International Journal of Nursing Practice, Volume 23, Issue 1, February 2017
: Our academic system is historically and still largely built on trust. We trust that people believe what they say; have done what they said they did; and will do what they propose. We expect the investigators of a grant to deliver on their funding and that authors did what their publications report; only very occasionally is this trust misplaced

12. Epidemiology characteristics, reporting characteristics, and methodological quality of systematic reviews and meta-analyses on traditional Chinese medicine nursing interventions published in Chinese journals
Min Yang, Li Jiang, Aihong Wang and Guihua Xu
International Journal of Nursing Practice, Volume 23, Issue 1, February 2017
: To evaluate the epidemiological characteristics, reporting characteristics, and methodological quality of systematic reviews in the traditional Chinese medicine nursing field published in Chinese journals. The number of systematic reviews in the traditional Chinese medicine nursing field has increased, but their epidemiology, quality, and reporting characteristics have not been assessed completely.

13. Managerial competence of first-line nurse managers: A concept analysis
Joko Gunawan and Yupin Aungsuroch
International Journal of Nursing Practice, Volume 23, Issue 1, February 2017
The aim of this concept analysis is to clarify what is meant by managerial competence of first-line nurse managers internationally, what attributes signify it, and what its antecedents and consequences are. The Walker and Avant concept analysis approach was applied. The attributes of managerial competence include developing self, planning, organizing, leading, managing legal and ethical issues, and delivering health care.

14.  How many research nurses for how many clinical trials in an oncology setting? Definition of the Nursing Time Required by Clinical Trial—Assessment Tool (NTRCT-AT)
Alessandra Milani, Ketti Mazzocco, Sara Stucchi, Giorgio Magon, Gabriella Pravettoni, Claudia Passoni, Chiara Ciccarelli, Alessandra Tonali, Teresa Profeta and Luisa Saiani
International Journal of Nursing Practice, Volume 23, Issue 1, February 2017
: The aim of the study is to describe a tool to measure clinical trials nurses' workload expressed in time spent to complete core activities. Clinical trials nurses drew up a list of nursing core activities, integrating results from literature searches with personal experience. The final 30 core activities were timed for each research nurse by an outside observer during daily practice in May and June 2014

15. Predictive validity of the Braden Scale, Norton Scale, and Waterlow Scale in the Czech Republic
Lenka Šateková, Katarína Žiaková and Renáta Zeleníková
International Journal of Nursing Practice, Volume 23, Issue 1, February 2017
: The aim of this study was to determine the predictive validity of the Braden, Norton, and Waterlow scales in 2 long-term care departments in the Czech Republic. Assessing the risk for developing pressure ulcers is the first step in their prevention. At present, many scales are used in clinical practice, but most of them have not been properly validated yet (for example, the Modified Norton Scale in the Czech Republic).

16. The symptom experiences of Puerto Rican children undergoing cancer treatments and alleviation practices as reported by their mothers
Velda J. Gonzalez-Mercado, Phoebe D. Williams, Arthur R. Williams, Elsa Pedro and Gloria Colon
International Journal of Nursing Practice, Volume 23, Issue 1, February 2017
: Although symptoms during cancer treatments are prevalent and are important clinical outcomes of childhood cancer, the symptom experiences of Puerto Rican children along with the symptom alleviation/care practices that parents provide during cancer treatments have received limited attention. To examine the occurrence/severity of symptoms on the Therapy-Related Symptom Checklist-Children (TRSC-C), reported by mothers of Puerto Rican children undergoing cancer treatments and identifying mothers' symptom alleviation/management strategies

17. Feasibility and short-term impact of the “case study in-house group training program for family nursing” at medical facilities
Akemi Yamazaki, Akemi Tsumura, Hiroko Mine, Chisato Kimura, Akemi Soeda, Kazumi Odatsu and Wataru Kiwado
International Journal of Nursing Practice, Volume 23, Issue 1, February 2017
: The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and short-term impact of case study training in family nursing care targeting midlevel nursing professionals. The intervention group participated in four 90-minute case study training sessions over 6 months, while the control group participated in two 90-minute lectures

Journal - Table of Contents

Midwifery News: New Zealand College of Midwives, Issue 84, March 2017

18A. From the President: Why is it crucial that we stick together
18B. The power of the collective voice [Karen Guilliland, Chief Executive]
18C. Looking after health records – a reminder
18D. Looking for ways to improve maternity care? It’s time to listen to midwives
18E. Smoking in pregnancy – what’s new?
18F. “Answering the phone can be an adventure” Jacqui Anderson, Midwifery Advisor-Quality Assurance.
18G. Latest release of clinical indicators [NZ Maternity Clinical Indicators]
18H. High hopes for midwifery in Norma Campbell’s new job; Smokerlyzers enocourage pregnant women to consider quitting
18I. The problems confronting core midwives in DHBs-having an effective voice
18J. British midwives struggle with battlefield illness
18K. We have all lost a taonga: Tribute to Mina Timutimu, Kaumatua, New Zealand College of Midwives
18L. Breastfeeding Connection: Thinking about breastfeeding in pregnancy
18M. Removal of Entonox from ambulances
18N. Pasifika midwives Aotearoa update
18O. New Zealand College of Midwives and the Primary Health Alliance signal new era of inter-disciplinary collaboration
18P. New infectious disease legislation with implications for midwives
18Q. national Screening Unit thanks midwives for “critical work” in newborn metabolic programme; Midwifery student grants
18R. In this case…The Listener went too far
18S. Programme: Midwifery Research Forum [19-20 October 2017]
18T. Midwives support march on Washington to support women’s rights
18U. Continuing education workshops “March 2017 – December 2017”


19. Symposium: The Dying Truth – Communication in Advanced Disease
Date: 27 April 2017 8:30am – 4:30pm
Venue: The Brentwood Hotel, Kilbirnie, Wellington
Get more information

20. Webinar – Psoriatic Arthritis
Join Rheumatologist, Assoc Professor Andrew Harrison, Ms Sarah Davey, who lives with PsA, and your host Errol Pike, in this webinar to discuss the symptoms of and treatment of psoriatic arthritis.
Date: 4 April, 12.30pm
Get more information

News – National

21. Children's exposure to lead linked to lower IQs, Dunedin Study finds (Video)
Stuff - Jack Fletcher 04:00, March 29 2017
Exhaust fumes from the era of leaded petrol could be to blame for Kiwis with lower IQs and social standing, according to the latest Dunedin Study findings. Researchers at the long-running University of Otago project said high levels of lead in New Zealand cities in the 1970s and 1980s appeared to be responsible for a loss of intelligence and occupational standing among today's adults. Read the article

22. Rachel Stewart: Midwives - overworked, under-resourced and under-paid
NZ Herald - 5:00 AM Wednesday Mar 29, 2017
Midwives are needed all right, and are in serious survival mode. Being hunted by both the medical establishment and packs of journos, joyful in their takedowns, is affecting their long-term viability. Read the article

23. Rural 'she'll be right' attitude won't solve mental health problems
Steph Bell-Jenkins 11:14, March 28 2017
Farmers in the central Waikato are being urged to look out for each other and seek help if they need it, as multiple stress-points continue to test the rural community. Matamata-Piako Federated Farmers vice chair Ben Moore said the combination of a "terribly wet spring", milk price volatility and higher on-farm compliance costs were causing particular headaches this season. Read the article

News – International

24. E-cigarettes: Good news, bad news
Harvard Health - Posted July 25, 2016, 9:30 am
John Ross, MD, FIDSA, Contributing Editor
Unfortunately, there is no long-term safety data about e-cigarettes. What information we do have suggests that e-cigarettes have a complex mix of potential harms and benefits. Read the article

25. 'Earth-shattering' study reveals the best exercise for anti-ageing
The Age - March 28 2017 - 12:30PM
The secret to keeping your body youthful may be found in the way you move. A new study has found that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) can essentially stop cellular ageing in its tracks and, in some cases, rejuvenate the cells that repair damage in the body. Read the article

26. Private operators have a role to play in providing health care for seniors, says industry.
Private operators have a role to play in expanding health care services for seniors, says the head of the association representing those care providers.Daniel Fontaine, CEO of the B.C. Care Providers Association, said there are more people 65 years and older than there are 15 and under in B.C. right now. And the growth in the number of seniors is going to continue during the next decade. Read the article


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