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Issue 7 Library e-newsletter 26 Mar 2019


These books can be borrowed by current NZNO members for 4 weeks.  Please supply a physical address so the books can be couriered out to you.

1. Doing a literature review in health and social care: A practical guide
Helen Aveyard, 2007

This book is a step-by-step guide to doing a literature review in health and social care. It is crucial reading for all those undertaking their undergraduate or postgraduate dissertation or any research module which involves a literature review. This student-friendly book simplifies the complex process of systematically reviewing published literature, and provides a guide to searching, appraising and comparing literature to address a research question

2. The literature review: Six steps to success
Lawrence A. Machi & Brenda T. McEvoy, 2009

A six-step model offers invaluable assistance for selecting a topic, searching the literature, developing arguments, surveying the literature, critiquing the literature, and writing the literature review.

3. Writing skills in health care
Series: Foundations in Nursing and Health Care
Philip Burnard, 2004

Written by an experienced, well-respected author in this field, this book provides vital guidelines on writing essays and journal articles for more experienced practitioners. It gives advice on the most appropriate form of written communication for different circumstances, and practical exercises throughout ensure the reader can apply theory to practice.

Articles – AlterNative [Journal], 2018/19

4. Systems Thinking and indigenous systems: native contributions to obesity prevention
Ihirangi Heke, David Rees, Boyd Swinburn, Rev Tuikaki Waititi, Albie Stewart
AlterNative, October 24, 2018; pp. 22–30

Abstract: This article describes two approaches to obesity prevention that are grounded in Mātauranga Māori (Māori worldview), both of which challenge the “person-centred” approach so prevalent in Western approaches. These approaches were mapped using Systems Thinking tools, specifically causal loop diagrams, to test whether or not these tools could be used to “translate” indigenous approaches in a way that retained the integrity of their particular worldview and provided a tool to help those communities reflect on their practices in a way that led to new insights.

5. Contemplating remote presence technology for culturally safe health care for rural indigenous children
Tanya Holt, Gregory Hansen, Veronica McKinney, Ivar Mendez
AlterNative, October 22, 2018; pp. 31–33
: Indigenous children living in rural and remote Canada have limited access to paediatric specialty services. As such, they experience a high rate of medical transport out of their home communities. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action has prioritized access to health care that is culturally safe and community directed

6. MAI Te Kupenga: Supporting Māori and Indigenous doctoral scholars within Higher Education
Leonie Pihama, Jenny Lee-Morgan, Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Sarah Jane Tiakiwai, Joeliee Seed-Pihama
AlterNative, March 12, 2019; pp. 52–61
: This article shares insights into the Māori and Indigenous Doctoral support programme, MAI Te Kupenga, as one assertion of Indigenous approaches within the Higher Education sector. Including the views of Māori and Indigenous staff and scholars from a larger project “Te Tātua o Kahukura” which explored Māori and Indigenous postdoctoral capacity building, this article provides an overview of Māori staff and students reflections on the role of MAI Te Kupenga in supporting Māori and Indigenous scholars throughout their doctoral journey.

Articles –
The Clinical Advisor : For Nurse Practitioners, Feb 2019


7. Emerging Drugs of Misuse and Their Public Health Implications
Indarawis, David W, MPAS, PA-C; Buchs, Shalon, MHS, PA-C.
The Clinical Advisor : For Nurse Practitioners; Hawthorne. 22(2) (Feb 2019): 17-22.
: The American Public Health Association estimated that 15,000 Americans died from prescription drug overdose in 2015 alone.1 However, by 2016 the number of prescription drug fatalities had increased exponentially, with the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reporting 42,249 deaths that year from an opioid overdose.

8. Actinic Keratoses: Field Cancerization and Photodynamic Therapy
Bronson, Amy J, EDD, PA-C; Williams, Nikki, MSPAS, PA-C; Murray, Steven R.
The Clinical Advisor : For Nurse Practitioners; Hawthorne. 22,(2) (Feb 2019): 24-28
: Actinic keratoses (AKs) are one of the most frequently encountered skin lesions in clinical practice.1,2 AKs are precancerous, focal, sun-induced areas of abnormal proliferation of atypical keratinocytes confined to the lower layer of the epidermis.

9. Violaceous Flat-Topped Papules and Plaques
Wang, Kelvin, BSE; Noorily, Talia, BA; Rizk, Christopher, MD.
The Clinical Advisor : For Nurse Practitioners; Hawthorne. 22(2) (Feb 2019): 29,32-34
: Upregulations in intercellular adhesion molecule-1 and T-helper-1 cytokines such as interferon-у, tumor necrosis factor-a (TNF-a), and nuclear factor-Kß-dependent cytokines lead to basal keratinocyte apoptosis.

10. Small, Asymptomatic Nodules
Docik, Yelena, BS; Johnson, Eleanor, BS; Rizk, Christopher, MD.
The Clinical Advisor : For Nurse Practitioners; Hawthorne. 22,(2) (Feb 2019): 35-38
: Physicians should include vellus hair cysts in the differential diagnosis for patients who have these conditions and are presenting with papules.3 When a blockage occurs at the infundibulum of a hair follicle, just below the epidermis, the hair follicle is at risk for cystic dilatation.

Articles – Nurse Practitioners

11. Piloting Virtual Clinical Site Visits in a Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Bice, April A; Parker, Diane L.
Journal of Nursing Education; Thorofare Vol. 58, Iss. 3,  (Mar 2019): 160-164
: In nurse practitioner (NP) programs, NP faculty are responsible for evaluating student progress via clinical site visits. The purpose of this pilot study revolved around investigating the following aims: virtual clinical site visit feasibility, faculty perspectives related to implementing virtual and face-to-face clinical site visits, and exploration of student learning and related experiences with both virtual and face-to-face site visits.

12.  A Program to Enhance Writing Skills for Advanced Practice Nurses
Hirschey, Rachel; Rodgers, Cheryl; Hockenberry, Marilyn.
The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing; Thorofare Vol. 50, Iss. 3,  (Mar 2019): 109-114.
: Advanced practice RNs (APRNs) make important contributions to scholarly journals that are derived from scientific evidence and clinical practice. This article presents a writing program designed to enhance the writing skills of APRNs with a series of online modules, a workshop, and a manuscript checklist.

13. Implementing a Nurse Practitioner-Led Delivery Model for Continence Care within Community Fitness Facilities
Cera, Jennifer L; Twiss, Janice J; Struwe, Leeza.
Urologic Nursing, suppl. Special Issue on Women's Urology; Portland
Vol. 39, Iss. 1,  (Jan/Feb 2019): 17-27.
: Fitness facilities have clientele who are motivated in health-promoting behaviors and would serve as a viable avenue for pelvic floor health promotion. A nurse practitioner (NP)-led continence education program that provides a foundation of knowledge of prevention, modifiable risk factors, and conservative treatment options holds great promise in providing a comprehensive approach to continence care (Davis & Kumar, 2003; Knight & Procter, 1999; Lee, Lee, Kim, & Ham, 2007; Seshan & Muliira, 2013.

14. The nurse practitioner role is ideally suited for palliative care practice: A qualitative descriptive study
Collins, Carmel M & Small, Sandra P.
Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal = Revue Canadienne de Nursing Oncologique; Vancouver Vol. 29, Iss. 1,  (2019): 4-9
: Palliative care (PC) is an approach to caring for individuals with life-threatening health conditions, with the focus being best quality of life (Hawley, 2017).


15. Health and Care Services for New Zealand's Ageing Population
Planning for and resourcing the delivery of integrated services to meet future need
Date: 29-30 April 2019
Venue: Hilton, Auckland
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16. Council of International Neonatal Nurses Conference
Date: 5 - 8 May 2019
Venue: SkyCity Auckland Convention Centre, Auckland
More information:

17. 2019 Nursing Seminar – Burns Injuries
: Fri 28th & Sat 29th June 2019
This clinically focused two day seminar is designed to provide Burn Nurses with an opportunity to expand individual knowledge, professional development and ability to provide the best possible care to those affected by burn injury. Those who attend will be able to more critically reflect on current clinical practices

18. 2019 NZ Cyber Security Summit
Securing NZ businesses against the next generation of cyber attack
Date: 15 October 2019
Venue: Te Papa, Wellington
More information:

News – National

19. Hot drinks linked to oesophageal cancer – study
Newshub - 23/03/2019
A new study published in the Journal of Cancer looks at the data of more than 50,000 Iranian people and their risk of this cancer
It found drinking 700ml of hot tea per day - defined as temperatures over 60degC -  is "consistently associated" with a 90 percent increased chance of getting oesophageal cancer compared to people who drink tea at a lower temperature.

News – International

20. 5 things parents need to know about kids and glasses
Essential Kids - 18 March 2019
Since my son got his first pair of glasses when he was two years old, we've had some interesting, and at times harrowing, adventures

21. Weight loss: 'Telling someone to improve their diet doesn't work'
Medical News Today - Friday 22 March 2019 
Doctors often advise people who are overweight to lose weight by improving their dietary habits or becoming more physically active. However, the results of a new study suggest that such generic advice does not empower people to succeed in their weight loss efforts.

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