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Issue 8 Library e-newsletter 1 April 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.The dark side of nursing
Ingrid Teresa Pryde
Published in 2014
This book is a mix of personal narrative with research and suggested strategies for dealing with bullying along with poems. The narrative is written in the third person and describes in detail how she was bullied and her coping strategies. Pryde’s personal experiences bring to light the issue of bullying although it appears to have clouded her view of the nursing profession as a whole.

2. My stroke of insight: A brain scientists’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. For Taylor, her stroke was a blessing and a revelation. It taught her that by "stepping to the right" of our left brains, we can uncover feelings of well-being that are often sidelined by "brain chatter."

3. Speaking of nursing: narratives of practice, research, policy and the profession
Donna Diers
Published in 2004
RN, FAAN, The Annie W. Goodrich Professor Emerita, has seen the environment of nursing change since the beginning of her career in the 1960s. Speaking of Nursing: Narratives of Practice, Research, Policy, and the Profession is a compilation of her unpublished and some published pieces spanning her entire career, dealing with generic issues in nursing research, advanced practice, policy, and public image

Articles – Professional Standards

4. Don't stay silent over unsafe staffing
The Lamp, 75 (9), Oct 2018
: Violating a professional standard could expose nurse and midwives to sanctions.

5. Professional standards apply to nurse managers too
The Lamp, 75(9), Oct 2018: 25
: Nurse managers should resist pressure from above to force nurses and midwives to comply with unsafe practices, Brett Holmes told conference.

6. A national project to develop and validate practice standards for Australian nurse continence specialists
Ostaszkiewicz, Joan;   Thompson, Janie &   Watt, Elizabeth
Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal, 25(1), Autumn 2019: 16-21

Abstract: Practice standards are authoritative guidelines that: describe the responsibilities and accountability of practitioners; reflect the profession's values and priorities; provide a framework for evaluation of clinical practice; and are a means of communicating a specific role and scope of practice to consumers and other health professionals. 

7. Capability in nursing
Bromley, Patricia
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 26(1), Jul 2018
: Registered Nurses in Australia must meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) professional standards. These standards define the practice and behaviour of nurses and midwives in Australia. Standard 3 states the Registered Nurse 'Maintains Capability for Practice' (NMBA 2016). However, the NMBA Standards do not define Capability.

Articles – Journal of Perioperative Nursing, 2018

8. The impact of obesity surgery on psychosocial health
Taze, Sibel; Gumuskaya, Oya & Taskin, Mustafa
Journal of Perioperative Nursing, 31(4) 2018
: This qualitative study focused on determining the experience of patients who underwent bariatric surgery and the psychosocial impact of it on their daily lives and provides nurses with detailed information regarding patients' experience.

9. Perioperative handover using ISBAR at two sites: A quality improvement project
Kitney, Patricia; Bramley, David; Tam, Raymond & Simons, Koen
Journal of Perioperative Nursing, 31(4) 2018
: The use of ISBAR handover principles assists in enabling the provision of best care to perioperative patients. Reviews of post-operative handover research studies confirm the positive association between the quality of handovers and the decrease in adverse patient events.

10. Pressure injury prevention in the perioperative setting: An integrative review
Wang, Isabel; Walker, Rachel & Gillespie, Brigid M
Journal of Perioperative Nursing, 31(4) 2018
: Pressure injury (PI) has a significant impact on patients and their families, and is costly to health care institutions. Perioperative PI remains problematic, although little is reported about current perioperative pressure injury prevention (PIP) strategies.

11. Using the ACORN standards: An exploration of claims, concerns and issues
Williams, Carollyn; Duff, Jed; Nicholson, Pat; Hamlin, Lois & Gillespie, Brigid M
Journal of Perioperative Nursing, 31(4) 2018
: An interactive action research workshop was offered during the ACORN and ASIORNA Conference which was held in Adelaide in 2018. The purpose of the workshop was to explore the research evidence supporting ACORN's Standards for 'Perioperative Nursing in Australia', to identify gaps in the evidence related to standards and to explore challenges associated with the implementation of standards in clinical practice

Articles – Privacy

12. Prevention is better than the cure: Getting privacy compliance right is essential practice management
Johnston, Anna
Australian Journal of General Practice, Vol. 48, No. 1/2, Feb 2019: 17-21
: Ensuring compliance with privacy law is not just a matter of respecting patient confidentiality. The past year has seen the introduction of new legal requirements including data breach notification, and higher penalties for breaches of the 'Privacy Act 1988' (Cwlth). Disturbingly, the first reporting period shows that the health sector has the highest number of data breaches of any sector.

13. Limitations of personal information in an online environment
Shailer, Gabriella
Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 43, No. 4, Dec 2018: 309-312
: This Brief will demonstrate the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that govern the usage of personal information can create substantial risk to the individual. It will accomplish this by setting out how the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) would not have prevented the sharing of the fitness data sourced from corporate servers in January 2018

14. Privacy: How to draft a privacy policy like the law expects - instead of like a lawyer
Johnston, Anna
LSJ: Law Society of NSW Journal, No. 49, Oct 2018: 82-83
: As a lawyer, you might be asked by a client to draft their privacy policy, but don't be tempted to treat this like a contract drafting exercise. While business practices imported from the United States treat privacy policies like a contract, complete with reams of fine print and legal jargon, that approach is contrary to the requirements of Australian privacy law.

Articles – Cancer Forum [Journal], April 2018


15. The age of cancer immunotherapy
Thomas, John
Cancer Forum, 42(1), April 2018
: Since William Coley's initial experiments in the 1890's, the promise of utilising the bodies own targeted weapons of mass destruction, the immune system, had promised without delivering. The attraction of using the immune system, was that it had the potential to unleash the immune system onto cancers in the same way that viruses are eliminated in a targeted and relatively non-toxic manner as "foreign" material

16. Cancer immunotherapy: At a new immune frontier
Brown, Michael P; Mislang, Anna
Cancer Forum, 42(1), April 2018
: Cancer immunotherapy has revolutionised survival outcomes in patients to the extent that it is now recognised as one of the major modalities of cancer treatment. Technologies leading the charge are immune checkpoint inhibitory antibodies, chimeric antigen receptor T-cells and recombinant bi-specific T-cell engager molecules.

17. Review of immunotherapy in melanoma
Arulananda, Surein; Blackley, Elizabeth; Cebon, Jonathan
Cancer Forum, 42(1), April 2018
: The prognosis of patients with metastatic melanoma in Australia has changed dramatically since the introduction of immune checkpoint inhibitors. Ipilimumab, which targets cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) was the first agent introduced on the scene. Subsequently nivolumab and pembrolizumab which bind to the programmed death protein 1 (PD- 1) have proven to be more effective and less toxic than ipilimumab and form the mainstay of treatment for patients with advanced melanoma

18. Health and Care Services for New Zealand's Ageing Population
Planning for and resourcing the delivery of integrated services to meet future need
: 29-30 April 2019
Venue: Hilton, Auckland
More information:

19. Council of International Neonatal Nurses Conference
: 5 - 8 May 2019
Venue: SkyCity Auckland Convention Centre, Auckland
More information:

20. 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

21. 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

22. 'A daily struggle': Tauranga nurse backs up report on resident neglect in aged-care
Bay of Plenty Times – 1 April 2019
A Tauranga aged-care nurse says nurses and caregivers are struggling to meet the needs of residents as a result of low staffing levels in the sector. This comes after the "In Safe Hands" report was released by the New Zealand Nurses Organisation and E tū, underlining how aged-care residents were being denied sufficient care, as a result of "unsafe" staffing levels

23. Budget increase for delayed Christchurch hospital building
Stuff - Apr 01 2019
More money has been budgeted for the delayed acute services building, a major new hospital development in Christchurch

24. The scars and the healing
ODT – 1 April 2019
Dunedin teacher Natalie Yeoman (66)  says she would be "gob smacked" if what happened to her was repeated with anyone else. Her breast cancer, missed on two routine breast screens, was incurable by the time she was diagnosed. But that's not all that went wrong

25. Cervical smears and healthy living the focus of PolyOra
Stuff - Mar 27 2019
A new event is aiming to get more Pasifika and Māori women screened for cervical cancer. Pele Aumua and the Pasifika health team from the Central Primary Health Organisation, with Te Tihi o Ruahine, have organised PolyOra on Saturday at Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School, from 10am to 2pm.

26. Marlborough strawberry farm to become Blenheim's largest rest home
Stuff - Mar 25 2019
A well-known Marlborough strawberry farm is set to become Blenheim's largest retirement village. Jones Berry Fruits on Old Renwick Rd, north-west of Blenheim, has been purchased by retirement village operator Summerset and is earmarked to become a $100 million rest home.

News – International

27. Fibre has even bigger benefits for us than we thought, and we're not getting enough of it
ABC Health & Wellbeing – 13 March 2019
Have you been straining, huffing and puffing when you visit the toilet lately? If you're finding it difficult to do a poo, your bowel movements aren't at regular intervals or you're feeling really bloated, it could be that you don't have enough fibre in your diet

28. How Facebook's anti-vaccination movement is kept in check by these Aussie volunteers
ABC Health & Wellbeing – 7 March 2019
Armed with little more than a healthy respect for science and some SpongeBob SquarePants memes, a handful of Australians go online each day to take on a dedicated foe. The anti-vaccination movement was not invented by the internet, but its spread has been aided by the controversy-addicted algorithms of digital platforms like YouTube and Facebook.

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