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Issue 29 - Library e-newsletter 18 August 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 – The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing

1. Rotating shift work and colorectal cancer among nurses and midwives: A cross-sectional study
By Wickremaratne, Kalana; Strand, Haakan; Zhao, Isabella
The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol. 34 Issue 4 (Jun/Aug 2017)
: The main aim of this study was to explore any association between colorectal cancer (CRC) and rotating shift work in nurses and midwives. The secondary aim of this study was to identify risk factors for CRC in nurses and midwives who are rotating shift workers.

2. Elements to promote a successful relationship between stakeholders interested in mental health promotion in schools
Handley, Christine; McAllister, Margaret
The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol. 34 Issue 4 (Jun/Aug 2017)
: An evaluation of a mental health promotion program called iCARE which depended on collaboration between multiple partners. iCARE stands for Creating Awareness, Resilience and Enhanced Mental Health and is a structured six-week program in which trained facilitators engage Year 8 students in learning about mental health and developing resilience.

3.  Accessibility and outcomes from a rural diabetes nurse-educator led self-management program
By Roberts, Diane Patricia; Ward, Bernadette Maree; Russell, Deborah Jane; O'Sullivan, Belinda Gabrielle
The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol. 34 Issue 4 (Jun/Aug 2017)
: To investigate factors associated with access to, and health outcomes of, a diabetes nurse-educator led self-management program for rural Australians with diabetes. This study demonstrates that diabetes nurse-educator led self-management programs which adapt to their rural contexts - including geographically dispersed catchment populations and resource constraints - provide highly accessible services meeting the needs of most.

4. A paediatric nurses' journal club: Developing the critical appraisal skills to turn research into practice
By Purnell, Margaret; Majid, Gina; Skinner, Virginia
The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol. 34 Issue 4 (Jun/Aug 2017)
: The aim of this study was to determine if implementation of a regular journal club improves critical appraisal confidence and facilitates integrating research literature into nursing practice. The results from this study support the benefits of utilising nursing journal clubs to promote clinical practice that is informed by research evidence.

5. Managing medical service delivery gaps in a socially disadvantaged rural community: A Nurse Practitioner led clinic
By Kelly, Jo; Garvey, Deb; Biro, Mary Anne; Lee, Susan
The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol. 34 Issue 4 (Jun/Aug 2017)
: The aim of this pilot project was to investigate how Nurse Practitioners (NP) manage medical service delivery gaps in a socio-disadvantaged rural Victorian region. The study provides evidence that NPs can provide medical management in areas where medical service delivery gaps exist. However, there was a significant discrepancy between funding reimbursements for services provided at the NPCC and those provided by GPs.

6. Literature review: Why do we continue to lose our nurses?
By Goodare, Pete
The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol. 34 Issue 4 (Jun/Aug 2017)
: To decrypt what determining factors contribute to nurses leaving the clinical facet of the profession. In light of the predicted global demand for nurses over the next decade, the departure and retirement of the existing nursing workforce will potentially result in the loss of significant and treasured experience and organisational knowledge, weakening the capacity and capability of the nursing profession.

Articles – Dietary supplements/Vitamins

7. Are you getting enough vitamin E from your diet?
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter, Aug 2017; 35(6): 3-7. 2p
The article looks at some studies that relate to the link of average vitamin E intakes with health problems. Topics mentioned include the role of vitamin E in protection against bacterial pneumonia, a reason for different aspects of dietary intake of vitamin E versus supplements according to Tufts' Friedman School Dean Dariush Mozaffarian, M.D., and a bacterium that causes one of the most common types of pneumonia in the elderly

8. Serum vitamin D and risk of breast cancer within five years
O'Brien, Katie M.; Sandler, Dale P.; Taylor, Jack A.; Weinberg, Clarice R.
Environmental Health Perspectives, 7/6/2017; 125 1-9. 9p
: Vitamin D is an environmental and dietary agent with known anticarcinogenic effects, but protection against breast cancer has not been established. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the association between baseline serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels, supplemental vitamin D use, and breast cancer incidence over the subsequent 5 y of follow-up.

9. Vitamin D: Way more important in critical care than we may have recognized
Alspach, JoAnn Grif
Critical Care Nurse; Jun 2017; v.37. n.3, 11-15. 5p
: The author reflects on the importance of vitamin D in critical care. Topics include the adverse effects of vitamin D deficiency (VDD) with respect to cardiovascular disease (CVD), immunity, infection, cognition, and mortality, the food sources of Vitamin D including eggs and fortified milk, and the adverse effects of VDD like increased complications for kidney transplant patients, poor muscle development, and higher risk of falls and fractures

10. Study of the association between serum vitamin D levels and prostate cancer 
Stanaland, Marcus; Jiroutek, Michael R.; Holland, Melissa A.
Military Medicine, May 2017; 182(5): e1769-e1774. 6p
: Vitamin D has been suggested as a marker for prostate cancer risk, but prior study results are conflicting. This study evaluated the association of prostate cancer diagnosis with vitamin D levels as well as with each of the following variables of interest: age, race group, military service, smoking status, and alcohol use.
Methods: A total of 11,547 adult males aged 18 or older who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for years 2001–2010 were included in this retrospective, cross-sectional, observational study

Journal Table of Contents

American Journal of Nursing (AJN), Vol. 117, Number 7 – July 2017

11A. Editorial: Mind the Facts [Nurses must become active in protecting science and evidence-based decision making]
11B. Viewpoint: Forever hold your peace – When preprocedure safety concerns are missed
11C. New immunization initiatives show promise [Nurses can play an important role in improving public understanding of the benefits of vaccination]
11D. Norepinephrine shortage led to increased deaths from septic shock [Though drug shortages are common, their impact is rarely studied]
11E. Nursing protocol for stroke increases survival, reduces disability [Fever, hyperglycemia, and swallowing problems were treated in the first 72 hours following stroke]
11F. An innovative syringe exchange program [Nevada’s pilot vending machine program encourages users to enter treatment programs]
11G. The growing trend of medical tourism [What nurses need to know about the risks and benefits for patients]
11H. Does chewing gum promote bowel function after cesarean section?
11I. Health and the human microbiome: A primer for nurses [What findings about the GI and vaginal microbiota mean for patient care]
11J. Early intervention in patients with poststroke depression [An evidence-based review of risk factors, screening, and management]
11K. Art of Nursing poetry: Glossolalia by Patrick Kindig
11L. The growing need for diverse blood donors [Nurses are in a powerful position to help ensure a consistent blood supply]
11M. Best of the Blog: The significant and the superficial
11N. Ethical nursing care when the terminally ill patient seeks death [Personal values and state laws differ, but clear ethical guidance exists]
11O. There from the start: A hospice nurse looks back [Dianne Puzycki has worked for the first U.S. hospice since its inception]
11P. Could emotional intelligence make patients safer? [Specific skills might help nurses to improve communication, conflict resolution, and individual and team performance]
11Q. Journal watch: Exercise and psychological interventions are best for cancer-related fatigue; Internet-delivered intervention is beneficial for chronic knee pain; Lack of paid sick leave reduces use of preventative health care services; Health effects following the suicide of a spouse
11R. Omission of high-alert medications: A hidden danger [The effects of not receiving a medication range from insignificance to severe]
11S. An inconsolable loss [A nurse’s injury cost her far more than mobility]


12. Making an impact: putting knowledge to work in rehabilitation
NZ Rehabilitation Association
Date: 8-10 September 2017
Location: Rydges Latimer, Christchurch
More information:

News – National

13. Statistics New Zealand - National Population Estimates: At 30 June 2017  
New Zealand’s population grew by 100,400 in the year ended June 2017, the largest ever increase for a June year, Stats NZ said today. New Zealand’s estimated resident population was 4.79 million at 30 June 2017. Net migration (arrivals minus departures) contributed 72,300 people to the growth, along with 28,100 from natural increase (births minus deaths).

14. Half of population growth in 15–39 age group
Over the last five years New Zealand’s population grew by nearly 390,000, more than the population of Christchurch city, to reach 4.79 million in June 2017, Stats NZ said today. Last year’s growth of 100,400 came from 28,100 natural increase (births minus deaths) and 72,300 net migration (arrivals minus departures). “Half of last year’s growth was in the 15–39 age group,” population statistics senior manager Peter Dolan said. “This reflects the contribution of migration to our population growth, with net migration of 50,000 among those aged 15–39 years.” As a result of recent migration flows, the share of New Zealand’s population aged 15–39 years rose from 33 percent in 2013 to 34 percent in 2017. This is a reversal of the trend that saw the share drop from 41 percent in the mid-1980s

15. The nutritional value of popular sauces
Stuff - August 14 2017
From a nutritional perspective, sauces aren't great for your health. They're often sugar- and salt-laden, and should be used sparingly. How do they all compare? Here are 11 of the popular sauces New Zealanders might have in their pantry: we've ranked from lowest to highest in kilojoules (based on manufacturer-recommended serving size).

News – International

16. Brain discovery could lead to therapy for depression and PTSD
August 16 2017 - Sydney Morning Herald
Australian scientists have made an "exciting" discovery about the human brain that they say could lead to new treatments for numerous mental health conditions such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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