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1. How to write a thesis (LB 2369 MUR 2017)
4th edition, 2017
Presents students with a guide to developing good writing habits; overcoming writer's block; using social media productively; and constructing an academic argument. Arranges chapters to guide students through the thesis-writing process to assist them to manage the process as they go
2. Spirituality, health and healing [BL 65.M4 YOU]
Caroline Young & Cyndie Koopsen
Published in 2005
This book offers health care professionals and individual caregivers the guidelines and tools necessary to provide compassionate spiritual care to their clients and patients. By describing the profound role of spirituality on the body, mind, and spirit, this resource is an essential asset to practitioners eager to enhance their understanding of this important topic.
3. Trust matters: For organisational and personal success [HD 58.7 BIB]
Sally Bibb & Jeremy Kourdi
Published in 2004
As trust becomes a scarcer commodity, those people and organizations that possess it have a distinct advantage. Trust matters - in fact, it is essential for: · Organizational Success and Profitability · Winning and Retaining Customers · Effective Leadership · Innovation and Creativity · Motivating and Energising People · Managing Risk · Personal Satisfaction, Fulfilment and Success This book is about trust: What can be achieved when it's present, what can happen when it's not and how to develop it.
4. The woven universe: Selected writings of Rev. Maori Marsden - Te Ahukaramu
[DU 420 WOV]. Edited by Charles Royal
Published in 2003
The Woven Universe brings together for the first time, Maori Marsden’s substantial statements on Māori philosophy, theology and the Māori worldview. The collection includes his seminal essay, God, Man and Universe: A Māori View and an extract is also included from his final seminar delivered at Te Wānanga-o-Raukawa in Ōtaki
Articles – Handover
5. Handovers in primary healthcare in Norway: A qualitative study of general practitioners' collaborative experiences.
By Leonardsen, Ann‐Chatrin Linqvist; Del Busso, Lilliana; Grøndahl, Vigdis Abrahamsen & Jelsness‐Jørgensen, Lars‐Petter.
Health & Social Care in the Community. Jan 2018, Vol. 26 Issue 1, pe173-e178. 6p
Abstract: The aim of this study was to explore GPs' experiences with patient handovers to MAWs as well as to hospitals. A qualitative study including semi-structured interviews with 23 GPs in a county in south-eastern Norway was conducted
6. Patient and nurse preferences for implementation of bedside handover: Do they agree? Findings from a discrete choice experiment.
By Whitty, Jennifer A.; Spinks, Jean; Bucknall, Tracey; Tobiano, Georgia; Chaboyer, Wendy.
Health Expectations. Aug 2017, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p742-750. 9p
Abstract: To describe and compare patients' and nurses' preferences for the implementation of bedside handover. Design Discrete choice experiment describing handover choices using six characteristics: whether the patient is invited to participate; whether a family member/carer/friend is invited; the number of nurses present; the level of patient involvement; the information content; and privacy. Setting Two Australian hospitals.
7. Lessons learned developing and piloting interprofessional handover simulations for paramedic, nursing, and physiotherapy students.
By Stow, Jill; Morphet, Julia; Griffiths, Debra; Huggins, Chris & Morgan, Prue.
Journal of Interprofessional Care. Jan 2017, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p132-135. 4p
Abstract: Interprofessional education is an important element in the preparation of healthcare students who can communicate effectively and work collaboratively. A grant from Health Workforce Australia funded a shared nursing, paramedicine, and physiotherapy simulation suite and a staff member dedicated to interprofessional simulation, with the aim of increasing high fidelity simulation within and across the three professions.
8. Factors Influencing Patient Safety During Postoperative Handover.
By: Rose, Monica.
AANA Journal. Oct 2016, Vol. 84 Issue 5, p329-338. 10p.
Abstract: Patient safety continues to be a major concern for healthcare providers and organizations. Handovers, also called handoffs, serve as the transfer of postoperative care from the anesthesia provider to the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) provider. Ineffective handovers result in gaps in care and potential harm to the patient. We conducted a scoping review to identify key factors affecting patient safety during the process of postoperative handovers.
9. Influence of learner knowledge and case complexity on handover accuracy and cognitive load: results from a simulation study.
By: Young, John Q; Dijk, Savannah M; O'Sullivan, Patricia S; Custers, Eugene J; Irby, David M; Cate, Olle.
Medical Education. Sep 2016, Vol. 50 Issue 9, p969-978. 10p
Abstract: The handover represents a high-risk event in which errors are common and lead to patient harm. A better understanding of the cognitive mechanisms of handover errors is essential to improving handover education and practice. This paper reports on an experiment conducted to study the effects of learner knowledge, case complexity (i.e. cases with or without a clear diagnosis) and their interaction on handover accuracy and cognitive load.
10. Bedside handovers and confidentiality - can they co-exist?
By Starr, Linda.
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal. Jul 2014, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p21-21. 1p
Abstract: The author discusses patient confidentiality during clinical bedside handovers in Australian healthcare as of July 2014, with a focus on the responsibilities of nurses and midwives. Topics include the Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, patient consent for handovers, and breaches of patient confidence.
Articles – Confidence
11. Silence Your Inner Critic.
By Pincott, Jean.
Psychology Today. Apr 2019, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p48-57. 10p.
Abstract: The article examines the psychology of self-criticism, and offers ways on how to handle it. Topics discussed include the source of the inner critic and its implications to one's behavior, according to psychologist Leon Seltzer; how a person with a strong inner critic perceives achievements; negative effect of suppressing the inner critic; and the use of Internal Family Systems, a psychotherapy tool developed by psychiatrist Richard Schwartz.
12. Inspiring Confidence as a Young Therapist and the Danger of Being Too Transparent.
By: Flora-Tostado, Christopher.
Journal of Palliative Medicine. Jan 2018, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p105-106. 2p
Abstract: The author provides a personal reflection on working as a psychotherapist. He remembers his experience as a psychology trainee at a cancer center in the U.S. and describes his approach in engaging his patients in a naturally flowing interaction. He warns fellow psychotherapists about the danger of being too transparent in their practice and advises them to adopt clearer boundaries with their patients.
13. Confidence with and Barriers to Serious Illness Communication: A National Survey of Hospitalists. By Rosenberg, Leah B.; Greenwald, Jeff; Caponi, Bartho; Doshi, Ami; Epstein, Howard; Frank, Jeff; Lindenberger, Elizabeth; Marzano, Nick; Mills, Lynnea M.; Razzak, Rab; Risser, James & Anderson, Wendy G.
Journal of Palliative Medicine. Sep 2017, 20(9), p1013-1019. 7p
Abstract: To describe the concerns, confidence, and barriers of practicing hospitalists around serious illness communication. Background: Hospitalist physicians are optimally positioned to provide primary palliative care, yet their experiences in serious illness communication are not well described.
14. The Role of Confidence in Self-Care of Patients with a Diagnosis of Heart Failure.
By Grafton, Tracy & Bassett, Annette.
MEDSURG Nursing. Jul/Aug2017, 26(4), p263-268. 6p
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine how confidence affects the patient's self-care ability. A sample of 40 patients completed the Self-Care Heart Failure Index, with findings supporting the role of confidence in self-care.
15. Organizational factors related to the confidence of workers in working with residents with dementia or depression in aged care facilities.
By McCabe, Marita P.; Mellor, David; Karantzas, Gery; Von Treuer, Kathryn; Davison, Tanya E. & O'Connor, Daniel.
Aging & Mental Health. May 2017, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p487-493. 7p
Abstract: There has been limited research examining how organizational factors are associated with the level of confidence of residential aged care staff in managing both residents' depression and the behavioural and psychological symptoms of residents with dementia (BPSD).
16. Brief Report: Knowledge and Confidence of Emergency Medical Service Personnel Involving Treatment of an Individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
By Wachob, David; Pesci, Louis.
Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders. Mar 2017, 47(3), p887-891. 5p
Abstract: In order to best respond to an emergency situation, professionals need to have an understanding about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and techniques that will ensure proper care. The purpose of this study was to determine the knowledge and confidence of EMS personnel on interacting and treating an individual with ASD.
Articles – Nursing Older People, [Journal}, March 2019
17. Tenacity, passion and visible leadership are vital in older people’s care
Nursing Older People. 22 March 2019. 31(2), 12-14. doi: 10.7748/nop.31.2.12.s12
Abstract: This article in our careers series profiles an assistant director of nursing who wants staff to speak up. As assistant director of nursing at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust Nichole McIntosh is a leader who wants to be visible and, more importantly, accessible to her staff.
18. Acute frailty services aim to cut avoidable emergency admissions
Nursing Older People. 22 March 2019. 31(2), 8-9. doi: 10.7748/nop.31.2.8.s7
Abstract: NHS Long Term Plan calls for acceleration towards same-day emergency care for older people. Whether it is in hospital or the community, the NHS Long Term Plan places older people at the heart of the new vision for the health service.
19. Cognitive decline: can diet be a preventive or treatment option?
Nursing Older People. 22 March 2019. 31(2), doi: 10.7748/nop.2019.e1145
Abstract: This article discusses the perspective on cognitive decline and the influence the Mediterranean diet may have. It highlights that no sole dietary regimen will prevent cognitive decline and the UK healthy eating guidelines reflect those foods included in the Mediterranean diet.
Journal - Table of Contents
American Journal of Nursing, March 2019, Volume 119, Number 3
20A. Editorial: Family caregivers and the decisions they make [More education, support, and preparation are needed
20B. Viewpoint: Adapting the nurse manager role to attract generation X and millennial nurses
20C. News: High dose antipsychotics and unexpected death in children; Nursing schools add diversity directors to faculty
20D. News: The American life span gets shorter; Life threatening bleeding and deaths from synthetic cannabinoids; Rethinking health care to spur competition
20E. AJN reports: Technology is transforming work for nurses and care for patients [Robots, artificial intelligence, and digital displays are among the changes]
20F. DrugWatch: FDA issues safety alert for leukemia drug; Over the counter asthma inhaler returns to the market; New warning for the multiple sclerosis drug alemtuzumab
20G. New acute symptoms in older adults with cognitive impairment: What should family caregivers do? [Study findings support targeted interventions that facilitate early recognition and appropriate action]
20H. The unique life and work of Judith Scott (http://www.creativegrowth.org)
20I. Type 2 diabetes: A pharmacologic update [A review of established and newer agents, as well as combination therapies, used to treat this prevalent condition]
20J. Using a fall prevention checklist to reduce hospital falls: Results of a quality improvement project
20K. Journalwatch: Mortality and readmission rates at top-ranked vs. nonranked hospitals; Early symptoms may help identify patients at high risk for psychosis; RN shortages negatively impact patient safety; Communication intervention improves patient safety
20L. Clarifying the confusion of arterial blood gas analysis: Is it compensation or combination?
20M. The nursing voice on the global stage [Nursing is influencing global health policy and aligning with global health priorities]
20N. To recruit more men, rebrand nursing as ‘masculine’? Or just stop oversimplifying the profession
20O. An evidence-based approach to precepting new nurses [Lessons learned from the implementation of a structured preceptor development program]
20P. Linda Burnes Bolton: The best attracts the best [Investing in nursing staff to achieve five consecutive years of Magnet status]
20Q. Reflections: Mr. Blue and his six cats [A nurse learns what it means to trust her gut]
21. 2019 HiNZ Conference
Date: 19-22 November 2019
Venue: Claudelands, Hamilton, New Zealand
More information: https://www.hinz.org.nz/
22. Celebrating Sir David Skeggs's The Health of the People
Date: Wednesday 17th April: 6.00–8:00 pm (doors open 5.30 pm)
Venue: National Library of New Zealand, Wellington
National health outbreaks such as the 2016 Havelock North campylobacteriosis outbreak and the recent measles outbreak highlight weaknesses in our country’s health infrastructure. New Zealand must, Skegg explains, invest more in public health and find the political will needed to oppose the forces that damage health: we neglect public health at our peril...
More information: https://www.bwb.co.nz/news/events/david-skeggs-health-people-launch
News – National
23. Smoking pot vs tobacco: What science says about lighting up
ODT – 8 April 2019
As more states in the US make it legal to smoke marijuana, some government officials, researchers and others worry what that might mean for one of the country's biggest public health successes : curbing cigarette smoking. Though there are notable differences in health research findings on tobacco and marijuana, the juxtaposition strikes some as jarring after generations of Americans have gotten the message that smoking endangers their health.
24. Pharmac - About our role in device management
The Government decided in 2012 to seek the benefits of expanding PHARMAC’s role to include managing DHB hospital medical devices.
Eventually, this will mean that:
PHARMAC will decide which devices are publicly funded to get the best possible health outcomes Each DHB will decide what devices they use to deliver local services, choosing the most appropriate from a national medical devices list that PHARMAC will manage
PHARMAC would manage a process to consider access to items outside the list when exceptional circumstances require this.
Current consultation: Managing fairer access to hospital medical devices - closes 28 June 2019
25. C-section babies to be fed mum's bacteria in NZ study
Newshub – 8 April 2019
Scientists are set to investigate the role of mothers' bacteria in babies' early health. The University of Auckalnd's Liggins Institute will give one half of twin babies born by C-section the vaginal bacteria they would pass through in a natural birth, but miss out on.
26. Greater flexibility needed by Pharmac to fund new medicines, including cancer drug – expert
TVNZ – 8 April 2019
The fight continues in New Zealand for funding of a life-prolonging drug that targets advanced breast cancer, even as the UK and Australia make moves to have it funded overseas. Ibrance, which extends life expectancy for breast cancer patients and may improve a woman’s chance of survival, is currently lacking funding in New Zealand due to Pharmac's funding process, health economics consultant Richard Milne said on TVNZ1's Breakfast this morning.
27. Staff ready to open their arms and hearts to patients in the new Nelson Tasman Hospice
Stuff - Apr 05 2019
After 18 months of construction and $11.5 million later, the new Nelson Tasman Hospice is ready to welcome its first patients. Staff are currently moving into the new purpose-built hospice in Stoke, a project which has largely been funded by donations from the community.
News – International
28. Rapid flu test could save lives and slash needless hospital admissions, study finds
The Age – April 7, 2019
A new flu test which is able to detect the most common strains of influenza within two hours could save lives and help stop the spread of the viral infection, Australian researchers say. The rapid Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) swab test can produce an influenza diagnosis up to 24 hours quicker than a conventional flu test
29. Parents who fail to vaccinate allow the return of measles
Sydney Morning Herald – 8 April 2019
Once thought to be disappearing from our industrialised world, measles is now re-emerging and revealing itself to be one of the most persistent of human viruses. There is little doubt that failure to vaccinate is taking a huge toll around our world.
30. Poor diet biggest risk factor for early deaths worldwide
Medical News Today - 5 April 2019
A major study has found that unhealthful eating is responsible for more deaths worldwide than any other risk factor, including smoking