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Issue 10 - Library e-newsletter 26 March 2018

World Asthma Day – 1 May 2018

Books available for borrowing.  Please supply your address so we can courier the books out to you.

1. Teaching cultural competence in nursing and healthcare: Inquiry, action, and innovation 
Jeffreys, Marianne R.
3rd edition, 2016

2. The Raupo book of maori proverbs
A. E. Brougham & A.W. Reed
5th edition, 2012

3. Leadership material: How personal experience shapes executive presence
Jones, Diana
Published in 2017

4. Make her praises heard afar: New Zealand women overseas in World War One
Tolerton, Jane
Published 2017

Articles – Fatigue

5. Effect of meaningful recognition on critical care nurses’ compassion fatigue
Kelly, Lesly A.
American Journal of Critical Care, Nov 2017; 26(6): 438-444. 7p
: As caregivers in high-pressure environments, critical care nurses are at risk for burnout and secondary trauma--components of compassion fatigue. Recent findings have increased understanding of the phenomena, specifically that satisfaction and meaningful recognition may play a role in reducing burnout and raising compassion satisfaction; however, no large multisite studies of compassion fatigue have been conducted.

6. Running on Empty: Compassion Fatigue in Nurses and Non-Professional Caregivers.
ISNA Bulletin, Nov 2017-Jan 2018; 44(1): 10-14. 5p
: This independent study has been developed to help nurses better recognize compassion fatigue in nurses and nonprofessional caregivers and how to manage it.
Outcome: The nurse will be able to apply strategies to deal with compassion fatigue personally and with non-professional caregivers.

7.  Too Tired to Function: Nurse Fatigue
Reprinted with permission from the Ohio Nurse June 2017 issue
Brunt, Barbara
Vermont Nurse Connection, Oct-Dec2017; 20(4): 10-11. 2p

Abstract: Nurse fatigue is defined by the American Nurses Association (ANA) as impaired function resulting from physical labor or mental exertion. There are three types of fatigue: physiological (reduced physical capacity), objective (reduced productivity) and subjective (weary or unmotivated feeling).

8. How to address compassion fatigue in the community nurse.
Mendes, Aysha
British Journal of Community Nursing, Sep 2017; 22(9): 458-459. 2p
: The article discusses compassion fatigue among community nurses and how to mitigate compassion fatigue. It discusses the work of clinical nurse specialist Caryl Eyre, particularly research revealing that caring for people on a regular basis without rest can affect a caregiver's feelings, and the importance of rest to a nurse’s mental health and well-being.

9. Debrief in Emergency Departments to Improve Compassion Fatigue and Promote Resiliency.
Schmidt, Madeline; Haglund, Kristin
Journal of Trauma Nursing; Sep/Oct 2017; v.24. n.5, 317-322. 8p
: The purpose of this case study was to describe compassion fatigue using one nurse's experience as an example and to present the process of Personal Reflective Debrief as an intervention to prevent compassion fatigue in emergency department (ED) nurses. Debriefing after adverse outcomes using a structured model has been used in health care as a nonthreatening and relatively low-cost way to discuss unanticipated outcomes, identify opportunities for improvement, and heal as a group.

Articles – Weight Stigma

10. Everyday Indignities: Using the Microaggressions Framework to Understand Weight Stigma.
By: Munro, Lauren.
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. Winter 2017, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p502-509. 8p
: In this article, the author reviews the ways that the microaggressions framework has been taken up with regard to weight stigma by academics and activists and offers insight into its value for conceptualizing and challenging weight stigma.

11. Borderline: The Ethics of Fat Stigma in Public Health.
By Pausé, Cat.
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. Winter 2017, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p510-517. 8p
: This article argues that public health campaigns have an ethical obligation to combat fat stigma, not mobilize it in the “war on obesity.” Fat stigma is conceptualized, and a review is undertaken of how pervasive fat stigma is across the world and across the lifespan. By reviewing the negative impacts of fat stigma on physical health, mental health, and health seeking behaviors, fat stigma is clearly identified as a social determinant of health.

12. Too fat, too thin: Understanding bias against overweight and underweight in an Australian female university student sample.
By Allison, Melissa; Lee, Christina.
Psychology & Health. Feb 2015, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p189-202. 14p
: We compare attribution and social comparison theories as potential explanations for attitudes towards overweight and underweight targets among Australian university students. Design: 185 female students (median age 18) completed a measure of body image state, then read one of six vignettes, describing a female student who was underweight, average weight or overweight, and who did or did not have a medical condition affecting weight.

13. Beyond personal responsibility: Effects of causal attributions for overweight and obesity on weight-related beliefs, stigma, and policy support.
By Pearl, Rebecca L.; Lebowitz, Matthew S.
Psychology & Health. Oct 2014, Vol. 29 Issue 10, p1176-1191. 16p
: The objective of this research was to compare the effects of different causal attributions for overweight and obesity, among individuals with overweight and obesity, on weight-related beliefs, stigmatising attitudes and policy support. Design:In Study 1, an online sample of 95 US adults rated the extent to which they believed various factors caused their own weight status. In Study 2, 125 US adults read one of three randomly assigned online passages attributing obesity to personal responsibility, biology, or the ‘food environment.’

Journal – Table of Contents

American Journal of Nursing, January 2018 Vol. 118, Number 1

14A. Editorial: 2017 a year of uncertainty, upheavel, and undoing: Major changes in policy, attitudes, events leave many reeling
14B. Viewpoint: RNs’ role in enhancing primary care-Déjà vu?: The work of nurses in community health has always been transformative
14C. The top health care news story of 2017: American instabilities: Health care reform, opoid overdoses
14D. Top nursing news stories of 2017: Workplace violence; Advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) practice authority; Progress on nurse licensure compact; Future of nursing goals; Nurse named acting surgeon general
14E. Top social justive news stories 2017: Gun policy; Immigration; Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights; Women’s reproductive rights; Access to health care
14F. 2017 Win-Loss scoreboard [Some of the healthcare achievements (and disappointments) of 2017
14G. Stories to watch in 2018: Legalized marijuana – ramifications; Hospitals and cybersecurity; Artificial intelligence
14H. A missed opportunity in HIV prevention? PrEP is effective in at-risk individuals, but barriers to widespread use remain
14I. Drug watch [Information on drugs, including new approvals and indications, warnings, and other regulatory updates
14J. Oral care for head and neck cancer symptom management
14K. Managing postoperative pain: Identifying knowledge gaps and putting evidence-based guidelines into practice
14L. Worked at home during the blizzard? Not nurses
14M. Increasing the connectivity and autonomy of RNs with low-risk obstetric patients
14N. Journal watch: gastric bypass surgery has long-term health benefits; Missed nursing care increases te risk of death after surgery; New guideline for the evaluation of a neck mass in adults
14O. Preventing falls and falls-related injuries at home: Teaching family caregivers about home modification and what to do if a fall occurs
14P. Predatory journals: Alerting nurses to potentially unreliable content: Exploitative publications are degrading scholarly publishing
14Q. Cochrane Corner: the effects of lateral positioning in critically ill adults
14R. A dream of horses: A psychiatric nurse bears witness to an aging veteran’s hidden possibilities

Conferences & Workshops

15. All Together Better Health
Transforming the Landscape of Healthcare
Date: 3-6 September 2018
Venue: AUT City Campus - Sir Paul Reeves Building (WG)
More information:

News National

16. Elderly patients sent packing in the middle of the night from overloaded ED
The Press – 25/3/2018
An elderly Christchurch woman says she felt bullied by an emergency department (ED) nurse to pick her husband up at 3am. The incident comes as EDs around the country are reporting higher than usual demand, with pressure on staff to free up beds as soon as possible.

17. 'Everyone's story matters': new project asks Kiwis to share their mental health experiences (Video)
The Press - March 24 2018
Livs story: I met "Mildred" at 16 years of age. It was April 2005. Mildred made a home in my mind for the best part of six years. Like all chameleons, Mildred occupied various states and spaces within my physical vessel, "the body". From a mechanical heart, beating me up at social occasions; to the suffocating "contraction-like" sensations somewhere between the oesophagus and the nostrils; to the full blown monkey-mind rave at all hours; and occasionally, she would commandeer the tiny hairs on my skin.

18. Rise in childhood tooth decay sparks call to reintroduce fluoride to all of Taranaki
Helen Harvey 16:26, March 21 2018
A Taranaki dentist is calling for fluoride to be reintroduced to the New Plymouth's water supply after a rise in the number of young people needing hospital treatment for problems with their teeth. But critics say dental decay has not increased in the district at all since fluoride was taken out of the supply in 2011.

19. Heparan Sulfate Mimetic: Synthetic Compounds for Disease Treatment
Heparan sulfate (HS) is a highly sulfated glycosaminoglycan with a variety of critical functions in cell signalling and regulation. HS oligosaccharides can mimic or interfere with HS functions in biological systems, but highly complex synthesis has limited exploitation in medical applications. VUW researchers have solved this problem by developing new synthesis pathways leading to a growing family of compounds. These compounds present unique opportunities for a wide range of new drugs, from wound repair to Alzheimer’s disease treatmen

20. Feedback on nurse practitioner training and development
Based on the findings of the Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Training Programme and help develop the nurse practitioner role in New Zealand, Health Workforce New Zealand and the Office of the Chief Nurse welcomes feedback from the nursing profession, employers, training providers and other stakeholders. Please email before Friday, 15 April 2018.

21. The real problem with Plunket's finances is lack of transparency, says Taypayers' Union after complaints about organisation's spending
1 NEWS revealed last night that complaints have been received about Plunket's spending, with some saying they are taking money from small communities while paying themselves large salaries.

News International

22. Doctors name and shame health insurers as profits and complaints soar
The Age – 26 March 2018
Doctors have exposed the best and worst private health insurers in a new report card that shows the major funds are continuing to grow their profits even as policy exclusions spread and customer complaints soar.

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