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Issue 34 -Library e-newsletter- 8 Oct 2018


1. The ethics of healthcare rationing: An introduction
Greg Bognar & Iwao Hirose
Published in 2014
The Ethics of Health Care Rationing is a clear and much-needed introduction to this increasingly important topic, considering and assessing the major ethical problems and dilemmas about the allocation, scarcity and rationing of health care.

2. Communication for nurses: How to prevent harmful events and promote patient safety
Pamela McHugh Schuster & Linda Nykolyn
Published in 2010
This book for nurses and nursing students guides the development of the comprehensive, professional communication skills to prevent errors that result in patient injuries and death. With a patient-safety focus, thorough coverage of communication and extensive, interactive ancillaries, it demonstrates how communication is tied to desired clinical outcomes

3. My stroke of insight: A brain scientist’s personal journey
Jill Bolte Taylor
Published in 2006
On December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven- year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain. The astonishing New York Times bestseller that chronicles how a brain scientist's own stroke led to enlightenment

Articles  -  Nurse Managers

4. Attributes of an effective nurse manager in New Zealand: An analysis of nurse manager perceptions
Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 2018, 34(2), 27-37
: This research undertook to analyse nurse manager’s perceptions on what attributes they consider important to achieve managerial effectiveness in the New Zealand context.

5. Managerial Burnout: Putting Out the Flames.
By Middaugh, Donna.
MEDSURG Nursing. Mar/Apr2018, 27(2), 121-122. 2p
: The article discusses the workplace stresses of U.S. nurse managers who feel overwhelmed by budget constraints, inadequate support systems, and high level of performance scrutiny that can lead to managerial burnout. Topics covered include the burnout syndrome and its effect on patient safety, fatigue signs in nurse managers, and stressors that can lead to pressure and burnout for nurses and managers.

6. Nurse Manager Learning Agility and Observed Leadership Ability: A Case Study.
By Glassman, Kimberly S.
Nursing Economic$. Mar/Apr2018, 36(2), 74-82. 9p
: The article discusses a study which measured the learning agility (LA) of clinical nurse managers. The study examined the relationship of clinical nurse managers' LA between their job performance and leadership talent predictions from their nurse directors. It suggested to use LA as a vehicle for personnel management or as a conceptual grounding for nursing leadership development programs.

7. Nurse managers: Why emotionally-intelligent leadership matters
By Taylor, Gay.
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal. Aug 2017, 25(2), 20-20. 1p.
: The article discusses the importance of supportive and emotionally-intelligent leadership in nursing. Topics covered include the link between transformation leadership practices and job satisfaction and staff retention, the qualities of a transformational leader, and the likelihood for people who become transformation leaders to be prestige motivated rather than dominance motivated.

Articles – Child: Care, Health & Development [Journal] Sep 2017

8. Decision-making and future planning for children with life-limiting conditions: a qualitative systematic review and thematic synthesis.
By Popejoy, E.; Pollock, K.; Almack, K.; Manning, J. C.; Johnston, B.
Child: Care, Health & Development. Sep 2017, 43(5), 627-644. 18p
: In the last decade, the number of children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions in England has almost doubled, and it is estimated that worldwide, there are 1.2 million children with palliative care needs. Families and professionals caring for children with life-limiting conditions are likely to face a number of difficult treatment decisions and develop plans for future care over the course of the child's life, but little is known about the process by which these decisions and plans are made.

9. Understanding the school experiences of children and adolescents with serious chronic illness: a systematic meta-review.
By: Lum, A.; Wakefield, C. E.; Donnan, B.; Burns, M. A.; Fardell, J. E.; Marshall, G. M.
Child: Care, Health & Development. Sep 2017, 43(5), 645-662. 18p
: Serious chronic illness can have a detrimental effect on school attendance, participation and engagement, leaving affected students at risk of failing to meet their developmental potential. An improved understanding of factors that help to explain or mitigate this risk and can help educators and health professionals deliver the most effective support.

10. Family-centred service: differences in what parents of children with cerebral palsy rate important.
By Terwiel, M.; Alsem, M. W.; Siebes, R. C.; Bieleman, K.; Verhoef, M.; Ketelaar, M. Child: Care, Health & Development. Sep 2017, 43(5), 663-669. 7p
: A family-centred approach to services of children with disabilities is widely accepted as the foundational approach to service delivery in paediatric health care. The 56 items of the Measure of Processes of Care questionnaire (MPOC-56) all reflect elements of family-centred service.

11. Discrepancies between self- and adult-perceptions of social competence in children with neuropsychiatric disorders.
By Vuori, M.; Autti‐Rämö, I.; Junttila, N.; Vauras, M.; Tuulio‐Henriksson, A.
Child: Care, Health & Development. Sep 2017, 43(5), 670-678. 9p
: The present study examines discrepancies between self- and adult-perceptions of social competence in children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and possible co-morbid disruptive behaviour disorders (DBD).

12. A comparison of parent and childcare provider's attitudes and perceptions about preschoolers' physical activity and outdoor time.
By Tandon, P. S.; Saelens, B. E.; Copeland, K. A.
Child: Care, Health & Development. Sep 2017, 43(5), 679-686. 8p
: Young children depend on adult caregivers to provide opportunities for physical activity. Research has focused on barriers and facilitators to children's physical activity while in childcare, but parental influences remain largely unknown. This study examines parent's attitudes about preschoolers' physical activity and outdoor time, compares them with those of childcare providers and determines the association between parental attitudes and preschoolers' measured activity.

Journal - Table of Contents

Employment Today, Issue 220, July 2018

13A. Editorial: A powerful message [working women combining family and careers]
13B. Airline again named New Zealand’s most attractive employer: Air New Zealand named most attractive employer in the 2018 Randstad Employer Brand Research
13C. Taskforce will recommend changes to the Holidays Act; Should HR professionals be MHFA trained?
13D. Eight hour ‘live well’ benefit believed to be first in New Zealand; YWCA equal pay awards open; Employees want flexible work practices and career progression; SMEs urged to embrace diversity; Yes to flexible working
13E. HR at risk of impoverishment; Global assignments part of career path for millennials; Amazon delivery workers fight for improved employment rights; Time for HR to get serious about artificial intelligence
13F. In the limelight: Megan Greenwood, Senior HR Advisor, Mash Trust – Palmerston North
13G. Buzzing with energy: Mercury’s Marlene Strawson and the company’s award-winning rebranding initiative
13H. Tuned in to lead: To be a truly effective leader, self-awareness is crucial
13I. Transforming the way we lead: Leaders need to be able to transform their organisations if they are to be sustainable
13J. Future-fit leadership: We need leaders with novel ideas who can inspire and motivate
13K. Doing things differently: Career prospects are often bleak for people with autism spectrum disorders
13L. Performing at the pit stop: HR leaders want to better understand how the changing technology landscape is helping organisations in the war for talent
13M. Checking the pulse: New breed of digital HR tools is creating a people-led business revolution
13N. A culture of learning [Access does not always equal learning]
13O. HR in the world of AI and the changing workforce [Introduction of artificial intelligence into the employment market]; Blockchain set to transform HR: Blockchain technology in the world of finance
13P. Demonstrate your leadership
13Q. The Jacinda effect: making work fair for all women: The gender pay gap
13R. The pathway to governance success
13S. No relief for teacher: Can a casual employee raise a personal grievance?
13T. Case notes: Premium paid to keep employment; Threats and intimidation by employer; Misconduct or poor performance?; Frustration of contract or performance issue?
13U. Last laugh: Who leads the leaders?


14. New Zealand Respiratory Conference 2018
Date: 22-23 November 2018
Venue: Pullman Hotel | Auckland
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15. HealthyWork Conference 2018
Date: 27 November 2018
Venue: Skycity Convention Centre, Auckland
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News – National

16. ED commitment restated
ODT – 8 October 2018
The Southern District Health Board has restated its commitment to upgrading its beleaguered emergency department in the wake of the Ministry of Health urging it to improve waiting times. The SDHB has long recognised the issues at the ED, saying they are partly explained by issues with where other essential services are located within the building.

17. Tippling over the edge
ODT - Monday, 8 October 2018
It’s not just the young who are at risk from dangerous drinking, writes Andy Towers, of Massey University. Our latest research shows that up to 40% of adults aged 50 and over are hazardous drinkers. This increases to almost 50% for men in this age group.

News – International

18. How the switchover to daylight saving time affects our health
Essential Baby - Oct 8 2018
Changing the clock alters the body's rhythmic production of melatonin, the hormone produced when it gets dark, and cortisol, the stress hormone. These regulate when we feel like going to sleep, when we're hungry, and our ability to fight off bugs


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