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Issue 28 Library e-newsletter - 30 August 2019


These books are available for loan for a period of 4 weeks
We courier them out to you so please provide a physical address

1.Second opinion: The politics of women’s health in New Zealand
Phillida Bunkle
Published 1988
This is a collection of essays on women, health, and reproduction, written over the past fifteen years. They cover such topics as menstruation (and myths about it), abortion, the new birth technology, contraception (Depo-provera and the Dalkon Shield), and selective non-treatment on carcinoma-in-situ at National Women's Hospital, Auckland, where a world authority on cervical cancer conducted a twenty-year experiment on selective treatment, in which a quarter of the women in the untreated sample progressed to invasive cancer, and some of them died

2. A nursing pathway
Patricia Z. Bowen (Connor)
Published 2008
A story of nursing, travel and family. It tells of a young woman who becomes a student nurse for 3 ½ years. She travels to England and nurses there, a year in France and also nurses in North America. She returns to New Zealand and continues nursing until retirement – a career of 50 years.

3. A handbook for the interpretation of laboratory tests
Edited by Michael Gill
3rd edition, 2000
The starting point for the handbook was a file of questions received by Diagnostic Medlab over a period of years. Questions were often about a minor abnormality. What did it mean? Could it be ignored? Should the test be repeated?

4. Fast facts for the Radiology Nurse: An orientation and nursing care guide in a nutshell
Edited Valerie Aarne Grossman
Published 2014
Written for both practicing nurses and new orientees, it outlines general procedures and protocols, along with requisite information for patient care in specialized areas of radiology. It discusses care for all patient populations including morbidly obese, pediatric, geriatric, and oncology and addresses vascular access, infection control, teamwork, and sterile technique in the radiology setting.

 Articles: -
 AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, Vol. 15 - June 2019


5. Health literacy in action: Kaupapa Māori evaluation of a cardiovascular disease medications health literacy intervention
Teah Carlson., Helen Moewaka Barnes., Tim McCreanor
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, Vol. 15 - June 2019, Issue 2, 101–110

This article reports on an analysis of qualitative data collected for a kaupapa Māori evaluation of a Cardiovascular Disease Medications Health Literacy Intervention. The evaluation study involved a kaupapa Māori evaluation of the effectiveness of the intervention and the discussion of wider learnings in relation to health literacy interventions with Māori and other Indigenous communities.

6. For the love of our children: an Indigenous connectedness framework
Jessica Saniguq Ullrich
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, Vol. 15 - June 2019, Issue 2, 121–130

This article draws on Indigenous literature to develop a conceptual framework that makes visible Indigenous child wellbeing. Central to the framework is the concept of connectedness. The premise of this article is that deepening our understanding of Indigenous connectedness can assist with the restoration of knowledge and practices that promote child wellbeing.

7. 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: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, Vol. 15 - June 2019, Issue 2, 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: –
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, March 2019

8. Systems Thinking and indigenous systems: native contributions to obesity prevention
Ihirangi Heke, David Rees, Boyd Swinburn, Rev Tuikaki Waititi, Albie Stewart
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, Vol. 15, Issue 1, March 2019, 22–30

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

9. Contemplating remote presence technology for culturally safe health care for rural indigenous children
Tanya Holt, Gregory Hansen, Veronica McKinney, Ivar Mendez
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, Vol. 15, Issue 1, March 2019, 31–33.

Remote presence robotic technology—a novel form of telemedicine—seeks to overcome the barriers of distance and time to improve health care access. The robot allows for direct patient visualization, examination, and communication with local health care providers and family members. This intervention may reduce unnecessary paediatric transfers, and enhance culturally safe care in the child’s home community through timely access to paediatric subspecialty care.

10. The sharing of indigenous knowledge through academic means by implementing self-reflection and story
Sweeney Windchief & Kenneth E Ryan
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, Vol. 15, Issue 1, March 2019,  82–89

This article contemplates the passing of Indigenous knowledge through academic means by implementing self-reflection and story. Concluding that Indigenous research is for Indigenous community, this article explores questions such as What are the “Rules” to using Indigenous methodologies in research? How can we use Indigenous methodologies in research that reflect the nuance of our community identity? How can we reciprocate in the sharing of Indigenous knowledge? and finally, How can we share Indigenous knowledge in a way that maintains cultural protocol?

Articles – The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 2019, 50(9)

11. Advancing Lateral Leadership in Health Care
Michael R. Bleich
The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 2019, 50(9), 389-391

Lateral leadership is a growing and recognized form of nonhierarchical leadership used in complexity science and systems thinking organizations. The definition and operational necessity for lateral leadership are discussed, and benefits and potential drawbacks in health care settings are presented. Lateral leadership is a strategy of growing necessity in an environment of innovation and change management.

12. Using Systems Thinking to Implement the QSEN Informatics Competency
Janet M. Phillips, Ann M. Stalter,  Karen A. Goldschmidt, Jeanne S. Ruggiero, Josette Brodhead, Pamela L. Bonnett,  Robyn A. Provencio,  Mary Mckay, Vicki Jowell, Deborah H. Merriam, Carol M. Wiggs & Debra L. Scardaville.
The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 2019, 50(9), 392-397

There is an urgent need to improve the use and usability of the electronic health record (EHR) in health care to prevent undue patient harm. Professional development educators can use systems thinking and the QSEN competency, Informatics, to educate nurses about such things as nurse-sensitive indicators in preventing medical errors.

Articles - The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 2019, 50(8

13. Burnout 3.0
Jan Jones-Schenk
The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 2019, 50(8), 345-346
Although burnout has long been discussed and recognized in nurses, the fact that it is now classified in the World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases brings it back into the forefront. Dismissal of burnout as a generational construct or a lack of resilience carries significant risks for individuals, organizations, and the clients they serve. Purpose-driven work actually may exacerbate the rise of burnout.

14. Self-Assessment and the DiSC
Karren Kowalski
The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 2019, 50(8), 347-348

Understanding yourself and working to increase effective communication is critical to effective teams and quality patient care. One role for staff development nurses is to help in the creation of effective teams and healthy work environments through supporting nurses to understand themselves and coworkers who have different work styles than themselves.

15. The FIRST Curriculum: Cultivating Speaking Up Behaviors in the Clinical Learning Environment
Jennifer A. Best & Sara Kim
The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 2019, 50(8), 355-361

Expressing concerns that arise during patient care is essential to protecting patient safety. A speaking up episode occurs within a power hierarchy and carries high potential for personal and professional consequences. Existing curricula that promote speaking up, such as TeamSTEPPS™, extensively focus on verbal skills without recognizing the important emotional dimensions of speaking up.

16. Evaluating Transfer of Continuing Education to Nursing Practice
Tiffany Bryant & Laurie Posey
The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 2019, 50(8), 375-380

The nursing profession needs solid evidence of the important contributions that continuing education (CE) makes to nursing practice change. We analyzed nurses' intent to change practice, actual practice change, and examples of practice change after completing CE courses of differing types, topics, and geographic locations. 


17. Mental Health Awareness Concert
The Newtown Collective
Free entry to the public
Date: 28 September 2019
Time: 4:00pm to 7:00pm 
Venue: Salvation Army Auditorium, Normanby Street Newtown, Newtown, Wellington
There will be a number of youth bands, the Salvation Army Brass Band, a percussion band of local community members who have lived experience of mental health issues, and more!

18. Delivering Mental Health Transformation in New Zealand: Improving mental health access, equity and outcomes
Featuring leaders from across the spectrum of mental health services, sharing their vision and plans
Date: 4 - 5 Dec 2019
Venue: Te Wharewaka Tapere, Wellington

19. 34th Annual Industrial and Employment Relations Summit
Programme includes:
- Your responsibilities as an employer to protect against sexual harassment and providing safe workplaces
- Navigating social media and workplace relations
- How to manage medical incapacity issues
- Ensuring Health and Safety compliance
Date: 3 - 4 Mar 2020
Venue: Crowne Plaza, Auckland

News – National

20. Those not vaccinated for measles should stay away from Auckland as outbreak increases, Ministry of Health warns
The Ministry of Health is advising people travelling to Auckland to make sure they are immunised as the measles outbreak in the city increases. Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter's office told 1 NEWS today the number of cases nationally is at 849.

21. Widow left with what ifs after husband too young for bowel cancer screening
Stuff -  Aug 26 2019
Clare Crosswell's husband was the "healthiest person" she knew when he was diagnosed with bowel cancer last September, aged 54. Less than seven weeks later he was gone. Like many bowel cancer patients, Grant's disease did not present many symptoms. A healthy and fit man, he exercised regularly and visited the doctor every year.

22. Māori elderly and disabled 'forgotten' New Zealanders – report
1 News – 26 August 2019
An advocacy group for Māori says its elderly are forgotten New Zealanders and it wants policy makers to do more for them. A report by the Māori Council, called Manaaki Pakeke, highlighted lower life expectancy and higher rates of disability for elderly Māori.

23. April 2019: The HWG would like to announce the release of our latest report entitled 'Understanding Management Competencies for Managing Bullying and Fostering Healthy Work in Nursing'
Report available here:   Understanding Management Competencies for Managing Bullying and Fostering Healthy Work in Nursing (460 KB)

News - International

24. Nearly half the Australian diet is 'ultra-processed' food
The Age – 29 August 2019
Close to half of what Australians eat is "ultra-processed" and it is leading to diets which are high in sugar, fat and salt. According to analysis conducted by researchers at the University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, UNSW and Brazil's University of Sao Paolo, 42 per cent of the average Australian's energy intake comes from what the NOVA method of food classification terms "ultra-processed food".

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