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Issue 22 Library e-newsletter - 15 June 2018

Men’s Health – Lets Talk About it


Available for issue for 4 weeks to current NZNO members. Please provide your address so the books can be couriered to you.

1. New Zealand Public Health Surveillance Report March 2018: Covering October to December 2017
- Editorial: Increase in Neisseria meningitidis group W invasive disease
- Notifiable disease surveillance [Significant increases and decreases]
- Increase in institutional norovirus outbreaks in the greater Wellington region
- Outbreak surveillance
Scanned copy available on request from NZNO Library
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2. The healthy country?: A history of life & death in New Zealand
Alistair Woodward & Tony Blakely
Life and death in Aoteraoa New Zealand from first Maori settlement to the twenty-first century. Why was New Zealanders’ health and longevity surpassed by other nations in the late twentieth century?

3. Whole person caring: An interprofessional model for healing and wellness
Lucia Thornton
Focusing on mental-as well as physical-aspects of patient healing and employee care, Thornton’s model helps health care leaders recognise not only the symptoms of illness but the root causes.

4. Dementia: A positive approach
Lynne Phair & Valerie Good
The emphasis of this book is on a positive examination of the care of older people with a dementing illness and of the key aspects of this care.

Articles – Workplace Violence/Violent patients

5. The agitated patient: Steps to take, how to stay safe
Iroku-Malize, Tochi; Grissom, Maureen.
Journal of Family Practice. Mar 2018, Vol. 67 Issue 3, p136-147. 12p
: Situations involving agitated patients are not uncommon in health care settings. And no matter where on the spectrum an incident involving an agitated patient falls, it can leave those involved with various levels of physical, emotional, and psychological harm. This article offers some answers by providing tips and guidelines for handling agitated and/or violent patients in various settings

6. Addressing Workplace Violence.
Dermenchyan, Anna.
Critical Care Nurse. Apr 2018, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p81-82. 2p
: This article provides an answer to a question of how to address workplace violence.

7. Good from evil: Violence in the workplace is a hazard and risks the health and safety of all those working in that environment.
Starr, Linda.
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal. Dec 2017/Jan2018, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p28-28.
: The article focuses on how health workers in Australia should deal with violence in the workplace. It cites the case of a nurse who won compensation from her employer in a claim of damages for psychiatric injury.

8. Emergency Medical Service Personnel's Risk From Violence While Serving the Community.
By Maguire, Brian J.; O'Neill, Barbara J.
American Journal of Public Health. Nov 2017, Vol. 107 Issue 11, p1770-1775. 6p
: To determine the risks of violence-related injury among emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in the United States. Methods. We analyzed 1630 violence-related occupational injury cases reported to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics for the years 2012 to 2015 and conducted secondary searches within the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site.

9. When the workplace turns violent
Hayhurst, Chris.
PT in Motion. Jul 2017, Vol. 9 Issue 6, p16-23. 8p
: This article offers comments from several physical therapists including Chris Studebaker of Concentra Medical Centers in South Carolina, Mary Beth Osborne of Duke University Health System in North Carolina, and Jennifer Sandel of Home Care Service Solutions in Michigan regarding what physical therapists and physical therapist assistants can do to prevent workplace violence.

10.  Violence prevention in hospitals
Stempniak, Marty.
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks. Jun 2017, Vol. 91 Issue 6, p32-37. 6p.
: The article discusses how health care systems in the U.S. are working to prevent violence against their workers. Topics mentioned include the effort by Aurora Health Care to trial a call center where employees at its behavioral health hospital can report any violent incident, and the success of the Code Behavioral Emergency Response Team (BERT) program of Mission Health.

11. I'm a Nurse...I Didn't Sign Up for This! De-escalating the Aggressive and Violent Patient.
Demshar, Jeanie M.
Florida Nurse. Sep 2015, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p8-8. 2/3p.
: In the article, the author discusses challenges confronted by professional nurses in their jobs as of September 2015, particularly in dealing with aggressive and violent patients. Also cited are some causes of violent behavior like a psychiatric illness, and some simple preparatory steps that could be taken by nurses to deal with said challenges such as distraction techniques like the use of emphatic non-confrontational approach.

12. Starting out: Student experiences in the real world of nursing. I felt let down by my mentor after an incident with a violent patient
Lett, Natalie.
Nursing Standard. 1/2/2013, Vol. 27 Issue 18, p27-27. 2/3p
: A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of being assaulted by a violent patient and of being disappointed with a lack of support which was shown by her nursing mentor following the incident.

Articles – Ethnicity & Health Journal

13. South Asian-White health inequalities in Canada: intersections with gender and immigrant status.
Veenstra, Gerry & Patterson, Andrew C.
Ethnicity & Health. Dec 2016, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p639-648. 10p
: We apply intersectionality theory to health inequalities in Canada by investigating whether South Asian-White health inequalities are conditioned by gender and immigrant status in a synergistic way.

14. The health of immigrant children who live in areas with high immigrant concentration.
George, M.A.; Bassani, C.
Ethnicity & Health. Oct 2016, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p426-438. 13p
: Our objective is to contribute to the literature regarding the association between immigrant children's health, their ethnicity and their living in neighbourhoods with a high ethnic concentration of one's own ethnicity.

15. Ethnic variation in cancer patients’ ratings of information provision, communication and overall care.
Trenchard, Lorna; Mc Grath-Lone, Louise; Ward, Helen.
Ethnicity & Health. Oct 2016, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p515-533. 19p
: Ethnic inequalities in cancer patient experience exist but variation within broad ethnic categories is under-explored. This study aimed to describe variation by ethnic sub-category in experiences of information provision and communication (key domains of patient experience) using National Cancer Patient Experience Survey (NCPES) data.

Journal - Table of Contents

American Journal of Nursing, June 2018, Volume 118, Number 6


16A.  Editorial: Nurses wanted-Almost everywhere
16B. Viewpoint: Not so smart - Cell phone use hurts our patients and profession – The clinical setting is no place for divided attention
16C. Letters to the editor
16D. News: Colorado ‘Alternative to Opioids’ Pilot Project exceeds goals; How media influences perceptions of suicide; The safety and quality of abortions in the United States; Unsafe firearm storage in homes with children
16E. AJN Reports: Making hospitals less threatening to patients with dementia: Measures have been proposed, but how realistic are they?
16F. Policy & Politics: Trump administration opens division of conscience and religious freedom [In controversial move, federal health department signals shift in civil rights focus]
16G. Cochrane Corner: Cardiotocography vs. Intermittent auscultation in assessing fetal well-being
16H. Drugwatch: Antibiotic may increase CV risk in those with heart disease; FDA to minimize abuse potential of OTC antidiarrheal; FDA approves first treatment for nonmetastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer; Bladder cancer drug approved to treat stage III non-small cell lung cancer
16I. Understanding the hospital experience of older adults with hearing impairment
16J. Understanding the nurse’s role in managing Gaucher disease
16K. Nursing poem: Cavitation
16L. The benefits of implementing an early mobility protocol in postoperative neurosurgical spine patients [A nurse-driven initiative reduces patients’ length of hospital stay and the variability of postoperative care]
16M. AJN Archives February 1944: The hard of hearing patient
16N. Getting and giving report: Advice for new nurses on how to master the key elements of handoff
16O. When disaster strikes: Apps, websites, and volunteer organizations can provide assistance
16P. Caring with intention: Hospice care and the human family
16Q. Legal issues in dismissing unvaccinated patients
16R. An unflinching exploration of trauma and obesity [Roxanne Gay’s Hunger and why it matters for nurses]
16S. Journal Scan: Aromatherapy relieves nausea in ED patients; Effect of body positioning in critically ill patients; Determining differences between physician and nursing care; Patient coaching saves lives and money; Probiotics in the clinical management of lower GI symptoms
16T. The thin flat line between life and death [In nursing, there’s often a delicate balance between worlds]

News - National

17. Refund over 'premium' aged-care room: 'Everybody should look at their contracts'
NZ Herald - 11 Jun, 2018
A woman refunded after an aged-care facility unlawfully charged for her husband's "premium" room believes other Kiwis will be owed thousands of dollars. Consumer NZ has fielded similar complaints about the extra charges and is concerned costly premium rooms are being misrepresented. And the Commission for Financial Capability will investigate after a surge in the number of elderly surprised by financial fish hooks relating to the move from a retirement village unit to rest-home care

18. Alcohol law brings little change to drinking environment
New research from Massey University shows little evidence that changes introduced by the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act (2012) have affected New Zealand’s alcohol environment. The research, led by Steve Randerson from the SHORE and Whāriki Research Centre, was today published in the New Zealand Medical Journal.

19. Hospice NZ chairman wants Kiwis to talk about death
Bay of Plenty Times - 28 May, 2018
Dr Richard Thurlow is CEO of Waipuna Hospice and chairman of Hospice New Zealand. He's also a biochemist, DIY extraordinaire and campaigner of a "good death". HE'S been told by his wife that he can be a bit of a bore at dinner parties.

News – International

20. Dementia prevention starts in middle age: expert
Sydney Morning Herald – 8 June 2018
Middle age is where the fight to prevent Alzheimer's dementia should begin, a world-leading dementia expert says. After more than 15 years and billions of dollars spent on failed drug trials targeting late-stage Alzheimer's, researchers were looking upstream to prevention that began in midlife, said Craig Ritchie, Professor of Psychiatry and Ageing at the University of Edinburgh

21. Meet the ABC's Top 5 scientists for 2018
ABC Science – 6 June 2018
Astrophysicist Natasha Hurley-Walker; Dr Natasha Hurley-Walker; Dr Caitlin Curtis; Dr Nasim Amiralian; Dr Belinda Liddell


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