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Issue 21 Library e-newsletter - 27 June 2019


1. Co-operacy: A new way of being at work
Dale Hunter., Anne Bailey & Bill Taylor
Published 1997
Coined by the authors, the word co-operacy describes the technology of collective or consensus decision-making as distinct from democracy and autocracy

2. The first-time manager’s guide to team building
Gary S. Topchik
Published 2007
Written in an engaging, conversational style, Topchik explains the five essential qualities of a high-performing team: goals and standards; decision making; honest communication; clear roles and responsibilities; and celebrating success

3. The suffrage trail: A guide to places, memorials and the arts commemorating New Zealand women
Jill Pierce
Published 1995
One of NZ’s most outstanding achievements as a country has been to be the first to give women the vote. From the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the event in 1993, came the idea of this compilation of the permanent public memorials for the National Council of Women. The project was expanded to include other monuments and visible acknowledgements of notable NZ women

4. Teaching defiance: Stories and strategies for activist educators
Michael Newman
Published 2006
Using a powerful blend of theoretical discussion and step-by-step accounts of practice, Newman returns to what actually happens in that magical encounter between teacher and learner. He examines the educational use of emotions such as frustration, dismay, anger, hatred and love. He proposes ways of teaching and learning insight.

Articles – New Zealand Medical Journal, June 2019

5. Editorial: The cost of colorectal complications in New Zealand
Tamara Mullaney, Timothy Eglinton
NZ Medical Journal, Vol 132 No 1497, 21 June 2019
: The rate of colorectal cancer (CRC) in New Zealand is among the highest in the developed world and CRC is the second highest cause of cancer death in New Zealand. A combination of the aging population and an increased rate of CRC diagnosis in young people mean that this will continue to be a health priority over the coming decades accounting for over NZD100 million by 202

6. Sociodemographic factors associated with attitudes towards abortion in New Zealand
Yanshu Huang, Danny Osborne, Chris G Sibley
NZ Medical Journal, Volume 132 Number 1497, 21 June 2019
: According to the United Nations, access to reproductive rights, including abortion, is a basic human right.1 However, abortion is currently only legal under a few circumstances in New Zealand.

7. Acceptability of human papillomavirus self-sampling for cervical cancer screening in under-screened Māori and Pasifika women: a pilot study
NZ Medical Journal,  Volume 132 Number 1497, 21 June 2019
Naomi Brewer, Sunia Foliaki, Collette Bromhead, Ioana Viliamu-Amusia, Litia Pelefoti-Gibson, Tegan Jones, Neil Pearce, John D Potter & Jeroen Douwes
:  Invasive cervical cancer remains an important public health problem. Despite the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP), new cases continue to occur, largely because not all women participate in the NCSP.

8. Counting the costs of complications in colorectal surgery
Laila Sheikh, Rowan Croft, Christopher Harmston
NZ Medical Journal, Volume 132 Number 1497, 21st June 2019
Colorectal cancer is common with over 3,000 cases diagnosed per year in New Zealand.1 This overall incidence is high by international standards, with women in particular having a higher incidence compared to any other country within the international screening network.

9. Gestational weight gain in a multi-ethnic sample of pregnant women from Counties Manukau Health, Auckland, New Zealand
Silipa LS Naiqiso, Pernille M Christensen, Karaponi Okesene-Gafa, Lesley ME McCowan
NZ Medical Journal, Volume 132 Number 1497, 21st June 2019
t: High gestational weight gain (GWG) is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, including caesarean section, large for gestational age infants (LGA), gestational hypertension and gestational diabetes (GDM).

10. Sun protection policies and practices in New Zealand primary schools
Bronwen M McNoe, Anthony I Reeder
NZ Medical Journal, Volume 132 Number 1497, 21st June 2019
: In New Zealand, skin cancer is by far the most common cancer type1 with nearly 500 deaths annually.2 New Zealand also has the highest incidence rate for cutaneous malignant melanoma, the most deadly of the skin cancers

11. Inclusion of a molecular marker of bladder cancer in a clinical pathway for investigation of haematuria may reduce the need for cystoscopy
Peter J Davidson, Graham McGeoch, Brett Shand
NZ Medical Journal, Volume 132 Number 1497, 21st June 2019

Abstract: The causes of asymptomatic haematuria are numerous. As such the investigating algorithm for haematuria is composed of a number of tests. Approximately 600 patients are accepted each year to the Canterbury District Health Board (DHB) Urology Department for evaluation of haematuria. All referrals are accepted if they have laboratory confirmation of haematuria and the investigations completed.

12. The New Zealand Government Inquiry Into Mental Health And Addiction's recommendations on substance use: some reflections from the science perspective
Benedikt Fischer, Sally Casswell
NZ Medical Journal, Volume 132 Number 1497, 21st June 2019
: New Zealand’s Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction recently presented its Final Report, containing a total of 40 recommendations.1 These include a subset of four recommendations (#s 26–29; see Appendix) devoted to substance use-related intervention systems and policy.

Articles – AlterNative Journal, June 2019

13. Health literacy in action: Kaupapa Māori evaluation of a cardiovascular disease medications health literacy intervention
Teah Carlson, Helen Moewaka Barnes & Tim McCreanor
AlterNative - Volume 15 Issue 2, June 2019, 101–110
: The healthcare system is complex and challenging to virtually everyone but more so to those who are marginalised, impoverished, and isolated—all factors that exacerbate health literacy barriers. This article reports on an analysis of qualitative data collected for a kaupapa Māori evaluation of a Cardiovascular Disease Medications Health Literacy Intervention.

14. When is indigeneity: closing a legal and sociocultural gap in a contested domestic/international term
Julia Bello-Bravo
AlterNative - Volume 15 Issue 2, June 2019, 111–120
: Indigeneity is a much contested term, complicated by formal definitions under domestic and international law, the unlimited right to self-identification by indigenous people, conflicts and/or contradictions between these legal principles, and the political inequalities that result from variations in access to the processes and legal actions that invoke these terms.

15. For the love of our children: an Indigenous connectedness framework
Jessica Saniguq Ullrich
AlterNative - Volume 15 Issue 2, June 2019, 121-130
: This article draws on Indigenous literature to develop a conceptual framework that makes visible Indigenous child wellbeing. A process of qualitative content analysis identified and examined the core concepts and mechanisms of Indigenous wellbeing.

16. “We are not privileged enough to have that foundation of language”: Pasifika young adults share their deep concerns about the decline of their ancestral/heritage languages in Aotearoa New Zealand
Lina-Jodi Vaine Samu, Helen Moewaka Barnes, Lanuola Asiasiga & Tim McCreanor
AlterNative - Volume 15 Issue 2, June 2019, 131–139
: Focus group interviews conducted with Aotearoa New Zealand–born Pasifika young adults aged 18–25 years highlighted their intense apprehension about the diminishing abilities of New Zealand–born Pasifika people to speak their ancestral/heritage Pasifika languages in Aotearoa. Some Pasifika languages are also declining at their homeland wellsprings

17. The rationale for developing a programme of services by and for Indigenous men in a First Nations community
Julie George, Melody Morton Ninomiya, Kathryn Graham, Sharon Bernards & Samantha Wells
AlterNative - Volume 15 Issue 2, June 2019, 158–167
: While mental well-being is recognized as a significant public health priority in numerous Indigenous communities, little work has focused on the mental health needs of Indigenous men. In this article, we describe results from the mixed-methods research used to inform the development of mental wellness programming for boys and men.

Articles – Palliative Care

18. Ethics, Law, and Policy. Hospice and Palliative Care: What's the Difference?
By Casey, Donna.
MEDSURG Nursing. May/Jun2019, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p196-197.
: The author discusses the difference between hospice and palliative care. Topics discussed include the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics, the barriers to patients obtaining hospice and palliative care, and discussions concerning desires for care and when to shift from a curative to comfort model.

19. Managing transitions to palliative care for older people in acute hospitals.
Nursing Management - UK. Feb 2019, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p13-15. 3p
: The article discusses a study on managing transitions to palliative care for older people in acute hospitals. The study was funded by the National Institute for Health Research. Over 500,000 people die in England and Wales, according to the Office for National Statistics. Improvements in healthcare have contributed to increased life expectancy and a shift in the age at which most people die.

20. The Medical-Surgical Nurse's Guide to Understanding Palliative Care and Hospice.
By Croson, Elizabeth.
MEDSURG Nursing. Jul/Aug 2018, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p215-222
: Understanding palliative care and hospice is critical for the medical-surgical nurse to advocate for and support patients and families. An understanding of primary palliative care and hospice care is relevant for the medical-surgical nurse

Journal – Table Of Contents

Journal of Infection Prevention, Vol 20, Issue 3, May 2019

21A. Invited editorial – universal health coverage – an infection prevention and control imperative
21B. “Clean care for all – it’s in your hands”: The 5 May 2019 World Health Organization SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign
21C. Disinfectants: The role of standardised testing to aid selection. Part 2
21D. Hand hygiene expectations in radiography: A critical evaluation of the opportunities for and barriers to compliance
21E. Hand hygiene practices among healthcare workers in a newborn unit of a tertiary referral hospital in Kenya
21F. A cost analysis of active surveillance culture in a neonatal intensive care unit
21G. A cross-sectional study to describe and explore factors associated with measles immunisation and recording among cases linked to an outbreak, South West England, 2016.


22. Digital Health Week NZ 2019
Date: 18-22 November 2019
Venue: Claudelands, Hamilton
More information:

23. 11th Health Services and Policy Research Conference
Theme: Addressing health service inequities to improve health system performance
Date: 4-6 December 2019
Venue: The Pullman, Auckland

News – National

24. Australia launches national retirement village accreditation scheme
This month Australia launches a new national retirement village accreditation scheme for which New Zealand’s Retirement Villages Association was consulted in the design phase. Across the ditch, Australia is launching the Australian Retirement Village Accreditation Scheme (ARVAS) this month, forming one national accreditation scheme for retirement villages, which will provide village residents and their families with assurance about the quality of their community. ARVAS replaces existing schemes run by Leading Aged Care Services and Property Council of Australia to form one national accreditation scheme

25. Disability sector 'overwhelmingly opposed' to euthanasia bill, commissioner says
TVNZ – 24 June 2019
The euthanasia debate is heating up as the End of Life Choice Bill is due to have its second reading in Parliament this week.

26. Demand for hospice services rises
ODT – 24 June 2019
Otago Community Hospice is looking to expand in Central Otago as demand for the service rises in the region. An increase of about 30% hospice patient numbers in the district has been observed over the past 12 months

27. Long work hours associated with increased risk of stroke
Stroke Journal Report - Published: June 20, 2019 Monday, 24 June 2019
Study Highlights:
Working long hours for 10 years or more may be associated with stroke.
People under age 50 had a higher risk of stroke when working long hours for a decade or more.

28. Gut bacteria interfere with medicine
Stuff - Dr Siouxsie Wiles - Jun 24 2019
OPINION: As a microbiologist, I'm a bit biased about how important microbes are. OK, maybe very biased. But even I was blown away by a new study that shows how gut bacteria interfere with the medicines we take.

News – International

29. Smoking sharply raises young women's risk of a serious type of heart attack
CNN, June 24, 2019
Smoking is bad for your heart, especially if you are a young woman. Women under 50 who smoke may face the highest risk of a serious type of heart attack compared to men, according to a new study published Monday in the the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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