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Issue 2: Library e-newsletter 26 Jan 2018

Articles – Mental Health

1. Lean on me: The challenges and opportunities facing mental health nursing
Fedele, Robert
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2, Aug 2017: 14-19
: As reform continues to shape Australia's mental health system, greater access to mental health nurses across all levels of healthcare is crucial. When allowed to work to their full scope, mental health nurses possess the ability to engage and connect with people while helping them drive their own recovery journeys.

2. Self-determination in the context of mental health recovery
Taylor, Ellie;   Moxham, Lorna;   Perlman, Dana;   Patterson, Christopher;   Brighton, Renee;   Sumskis, Susan
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, Vol. 23, No. 10, May 2016: 41
: Approximately one in every five Australians will experience a mental illness each year (ABS, 2007). Mental illnesses are not homogenous. There are no clearly established clinical pathways and, as such, care and treatment is necessarily highly individualised.

3. Resituating aotearoa new Zealand mental health legislation in the context of social and occupational justice
Reed, Kirk D;   Field, Brian
Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, Vol. 29, No. 3, Nov 2017: 55-65
: The aim of this article is to highlight some of the complexities for social work and occupational therapy practitioners in an environment dominated by a medico-legal worldview. Those complexities include creating and maintaining a therapeutic relationship, adhering to legal obligations; and staying focused on professional values and beliefs. We have explored notions of social justice and occupational justice and undertaken a descriptive chronological review of Aotearoa New Zealand mental health legislation.

4. Mental Health Core Competency Framework
Intellectual Disability Australasia, Vol. 38, No. 3, Oct 2017: 17
The Intellectual Disability Mental Health Core Competency Framework: A Manual for Mental Health Professionals describes the specific skills and attributes required by mental health professionals for the provision of quality services to people with an intellectual disability. It outlines the necessary approaches to clinical practice when working with people with an intellectual disability and identifies the core competencies that mental health professionals require to work in this area.

5. Involved, inputting or informing: 'Shared' decision making in adult mental health care.
By Bradley, Eleanor; Green, Debra.
Health Expectations. Feb 2018, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p192-200. 9p
: A diagnosis of serious mental illness can impact on the whole family. Families informally provide significant amounts of care but are disproportionately at risk of carer burden when compared to those supporting people with other long-term conditions. Shared decision making (SDM) is an ethical model of health communication associated with positive health outcomes; however, there has been little research to evaluate how routinely family is invited to participate in SDM, or what this looks like in practice.

6.  Mental health nursing needs timely reboot
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal. Sep 2017, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p14-14. 1p.
: The article discusses the need for mental health nurses to rediscover the importance of compassion and person-centered care, according to mental health professor Nicholas Procter of the University of South Australia. Procter argued during the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation's conference that mental health nursing required a refresh to encourage better therapeutic engagement.


  • Contemporary Nurse
    Special Issue: Advances in Contemporary Community, Child and Family Health: focusing on children, mothers, fathers and parents perspectives

7. Parents’ views on childhood obesity: qualitative analysis of discussion board postings
Jessica Appleton, Cathrine Fowler & Nicola Brown
Contemporary Nurse, Volume 53, 2017 - Issue 4:  Pages: 410-420
: Childhood obesity is an increasing concern for parents and health professionals alike. Parents’ perception of obesity as a current health issue for their children is important for the everyday parenting and health choices parents make.

8. Mothers’ experiences of coping with adolescent substance abuse: a phenomenological inquiry
Candice Groenewald & Arvin Bhana
Contemporary Nurse, Volume 53, 2017 - Issue 4 Pages: 421-435
: Adolescent substance abuse significantly impacts on the lives of mothers. This paper explores the coping responses of mothers whose adolescents have been admitted to treatment for substance abuse.

9. A qualitative study of men’s recollections of growing up with father absence: childhood father figures and family resilience
Leah East, Marie Hutchinson, Tamara Power & Debra Jackson
Contemporary Nurse, Volume 53, 2017 - Issue 4 Pages: 436-444
: The aim of this study was to explore adult men’s recollections of growing up in a father-absent home. For some men, ambivalent, violent or unavailable father figures stepped into the void created by the absent father. Others experienced positive father figures or multigenerational relationships, which provided positive relational supports and attachments.

10. Children’s perspectives in family-centred hospital care
Shayne Rasmussen, Tineke Water & Annette Dickinson
Contemporary Nurse, Volume 53, 2017 - Issue 4 Pages: 445-455
: To ask children to share the narratives of their experience of hospitals and hospitalisation in New Zealand, in order to consider multiple factors influencing their experience in hospital.

11. Participatory art-based research with children to gain their perspectives on designing healthcare environments
Tineke Water, Jill Wrapson, Ema Tokolahi, Shahin Payam & Stephen Reay
Contemporary Nurse, Volume 53, 2017 - Issue 4 Pages: 456-473
: A study was designed to understand the experiences and needs of children within the public spaces of the Outpatients Department of New Zealand's national children's hospital, Starship Childrens' Directorate.
Aim: To find out from children what they thought about the outpatient environment.

12. Factors influencing nurse-to-parent communication in culturally sensitive pediatric care: a qualitative study
Leila Valizadeh, Vahid Zamanzadeh, Akram Ghahramanian, Parvaneh Aghajari & Cynthia Foronda
Contemporary Nurse, Volume 53, 2017 - Issue 4 Pages: 474-488
: The aim of this study was to explore factors that influence nurse-to-parent communication in the provision of culturally sensitive pediatric care.

13. Family centred care in the paediatric high dependency unit: Parents’ and Staff's perceptions
Mandie Foster & Lisa Whitehead
Contemporary Nurse, Volume 53, 2017 - Issue 4 Pages: 489-502
: This study explored parent and staff perceptions of family centred care (FCC) within a paediatric high dependency in one New Zealand hospital. FCC is a partnership approach to healthcare delivery where the child’s treatment is aligned to the family’s needs. Despite widespread endorsement of FCC, variations between parents and staff in healthcare settings continues to be evident

Journal - Table of Contents

Canadian Nurse, November/December 2017, Vol. 113 No. 6

14A. From the CEO:  Directional shifts
14B. President’s message: Reflection and intention
14C. Perspectives: NAFTA renegotiations
14D. News: How long can humans live?; Pumping up seniors’ strength and muscle mass; Accelerating drug development  with yeast; Your social class is written all over your face; Protein shows promise in treating heart failure
14E. November is Radon Action Month
14F. Nurses’ perceptions of two tools for assessing patients with alcohol withdrawal
14G. Preparing a publishable research manuscript: Practical guidelines
14H. Vaccines an aid in tackling AMR
14I. Plein sevrage: A community-based project on drug withdrawal management
14J. Determined to make a difference in the lives of young mothers [Susan Jack’s career]
14K. The last word: A call to follow through on relationship building

Conferences & Workshops

15. Goodfellow Symposium 2018
: 24th & 25th March 2018, 8.30-5.30pm
Venue: Vodafone events centre
770 Great South Rd, Wiri, Manukau
Programme Overview:
Keynote speaker: The human brain is not designed for thinking

16. ANZICS New Zealand Regional Annual Scientific Meeting
The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Starship Children’s Hospital are proud to host this event for the first time. The theme of the meeting is 'Size Does Matter!' reflecting the innovative and challenging differences between critically ill neonates, children and adults
Date: 4-6 April 2018
Venue: The Hilton Hotel | Auckland | New Zealand

News National

17. Govt to announce employment law changes
Radio New Zealand - 24 minutes ago
The government is set to keep 90-day trials as they are for businesses that employ fewer than 20 employees, but there will be changes for larger businesses. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will unveil the government's new employment legislation this afternoon at Parliament. Labour campaigned on introducing legislation that improves fairness in the workplace, and it is part of its 100-day plan

18. CT scan could have prevented man's death
Radio New Zealand 9:45 am on 24 January 2018
A coroner has castigated Otago health bosses for failing to bring in round-the-clock scanning that could have saved a Wanaka man's life

19. S. Island alert after vitamin D study
ODT Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Many South Islanders may be vitamin D deficient, new research from University of Otago researchers suggests. Vitamin D - produced by the body after exposure to sunlight - is vital for good bone health. The newly published study followed 126 women who gave birth at Dunedin's Queen Mary Maternity Centre between 2011 and 2013.

20. New laws for pay equity by middle of the year
NZ Herald - 23 Jan, 2018
The Government wants to introduce new legislation by mid-year to improve pay equity.
Workplace Relations Minister Iain Lees-Galloway and Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter announced today that the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity Principles will be reconvened.
It will recommend new legislation to improve pay equity for women

News International

21. Extreme sunburn lands Victorians in hospital at increasing rates
The Age – 25 January 2018
A growing number of Victorians are getting so sunburnt they have been forced to seek emergency hospital treatment for their scorched skin – and it is suspected over reliance on sunscreen could be part of the problem.

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