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27 August 2020, Issue 14 - The Lancet Public Health Journal, Aug 2020; Nurses and Burnout; Nursing Leadership and more......

Open Access -The Lancet Public Health Journal

Aug 2020 Issue, Volume 5 Number 8e, 414-e459
Lancet Public Health, Aug 2020-Fulltext

Articles – Nurses and Burnout

1. The Community Resiliency Model® to promote nurse well-being
Linda Grabbe., Melinda K. Higgins., Marianne Baird., Patricia Ann Craven & Sarah San Fratello
Nursing Outlook, 2020-05-01, 68(3), 324-336

Rising rates of secondary traumatic stress and burnout among nurses signal a crisis in healthcare. There is a lack of evidence regarding effective interventions to improve nurse well-being and resiliency. This study used a randomized controlled trial parallel design to test the effectiveness of a 3-hour Community Resiliency Model® (CRM) training, a novel set of sensory awareness techniques to improve emotional balance.

2. I don't have the choice to burnout; experiences of parents of children with type 1 diabetes
Samereh Abdoli., Anusha Vora., Ashley Danielle Roach & Amit C. Vora
Applied Nursing Research, 2020-08-01, Volume 54, Article 151317

The purpose of the study was to explore the description of diabetes burnout in parents of children with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Parents of children with T1D struggle to balance diabetes management and typical parenting challenges, which may lead to diabetes burnout.

3. Extinguish Burnout in Critical Care Nursing
Bogue, Terri L & Bogue, Robert L
Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America. Published September 1, 2020. 32(3), 451-463

Burnout is reaching epidemic levels among health care providers. It negatively impacts individual providers, the care team, facility, and patients. Increased employee turnover, job dissatisfaction, and conflict are found whenever staff becomes burned out. Patient outcomes and satisfaction are negatively impacted. Although burnout is increasing in health care, much can be done to change the level of burnout and improve employee satisfaction.

4. Is It Me or You? A Team Approach to Mitigate Burnout in Critical Care
Jin Jun & Deena Kelly Costa
Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 2020-09-01, 32(3), 395-406

Burnout—a combination of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a diminished sense of individual accomplishment—is a serious issue for critical care nurses. This article reviews burnout in critical care nursing through the lens of emotional contagion. We offer suggestions for team-based interventions to address burnout in critical care nurses.

5. Exploring burnout and job stressors among advanced practice providers
Colleen J. Klein., Laurence G. Weinzimmer., Melinda Cooling., Shannon Lizer, Lisa Pierce & Matthew Dalstrom
Nursing Outlook, 2020-03-01, 68(2), 145-154.

Minimal research exists on how engagement, burnout, work-family balance, and job stressors impact advanced practice nurses and physician assistants, collectively referred to advanced practice providers (APPs).
Purpose: To investigate the interrelationships among burnout, job stressors, work-family balance, and engagement with APPs.

6. Quarter of nurses say they left the profession due to stress
Nursing Management [RCN journal], 30 July 2020, 27(4), 6-6. doi: 10.7748/nm.27.4.6.s2

More than 1,600 former nurses shared their reasons for quitting. Too much pressure, leading to stress and poor mental health, is the top reason for leaving the nursing profession, according to a new survey.

Articles – Nursing Leadership

7. Effective nurse leadership in times of crisis
Alison Heulwen James & Clare Louise Bennett
Nursing Management [RCN journal], 30 July 2020, 27(4), doi: 10.7748/nm.2020.e1936

This article suggests essential leadership skills and characteristics that nurses can use to underpin effective leadership in a crisis, emphasising the importance of decision-making and emotional intelligence. It also addresses two important questions: ‘what do leaders in a crisis need to do that differs from any other time?’ and ‘what does effective leadership look like in a crisis?’

8. Effect of nurse managers’ leadership styles on predicted nurse turnover
Suliman M, Almansi S, Mrayyan M et al
Nursing Management [RCN journal], 2020 Jul 1414 July 2020
, doi: 10.7748/nm.2020.e192
Predicting nurse turnover is important to prevent expensive and avoidable staff loss. One factor that may influence nurse turnover is nurse managers’ leadership styles. Three main leadership styles have been identified: transactional, in which leaders give contingent rewards; transformational, in which leaders inspire and motivate; and passive-avoidant, in which leaders are absent.

9. Effect of authentic leadership on newly qualified nurses: a scoping review
Tracey Long
Nursing Management [RCN journal], 2020 Jun 2;27(3):28-342 Jun 2020, 27(3), 28-34.
doi: 10.7748/nm.2020.e1901
Authentic leadership is a relatively new concept in nursing in which authentic leaders are anchored by their deep sense of self, and know where they stand on important issues, values and beliefs. While there is considerable literature available on authentic nurse leadership, little has been written regarding its effect on newly qualified nurses. Therefore, the author undertook a scoping review of the literature on authentic leadership and newly qualified nurses.

10. Using Benner’s model of clinical competency to promote nursing leadership
Barry Quinn
Nursing Management [RCN journal], 26 Mar 2020, 27(2), 33-41. doi: 10.7748/nm.2020.e1911

This article explores the concept of leadership in health and social care. All nurses have an important leadership role, which is reflected in the principles of the NHS Leadership Academy and in the new curriculum for nursing students. By critically applying the ‘novice to expert’ model of clinical competence to leadership, nurses are encouraged to consider the skills involved in moving from novice to expert alongside identifying the strengths and skills they wish to develop.

Articles – Nursing Older People [RCN Journal], 28 July 2020 

11. Type 2 diabetes in older people: pathophysiology, identification and management
Paula Mayo
Nursing Older People, 28 July 2020, 32(4). doi: 10.7748/nop.2020.e1249

This article explores the implications of increased longevity and how this is linked to the development of type 2 diabetes. It explains how the presentation of type 2 diabetes differs in older people compared with younger people, making initial diagnosis increasingly challenging. Frailty and anti-diabetes medicines can affect quality of life and an older person’s risk of falls; therefore, linked to these, the article details the effects of declining functional ability and increasing cognitive impairment, and emphasises the need for regular medication reviews.

12. Urinary tract infection prevention: evaluating Scotland’s national hydration campaign
Jane McNeish & Abigail Mullings
Nursing Older People, 28 July 2020, 32(4), doi: 10.7748/nop.2020/e1243

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a prevalent healthcare-associated infection in adult acute and long-term care facilities in Scotland. To convey the public health benefits of optimal hydration to support UTI prevention, the Scottish UTI Network, coordinated by Health Protection Scotland, launched a national hydration campaign in 2018. This article puts the hydration campaign in the context of UTI prevention in Scotland, describes the first two stages of the campaign and provides an overview of the evaluation findings, which suggest that the campaign was received positively.

13. Advanced ophthalmic nurse practitioners: the potential to improve outcomes for older people with cataracts
Penelope Stanford & Jordan Ewing
Nursing Older People, 28 July 2020, 32(4), doi: 10.7748/nop.2020.e1229

This article outlines the aetiology of cataracts, developments in ophthalmic nursing and the broadened scope of practice of advanced ophthalmic nurse practitioners (AONPs). It explores how the AONP is well-placed to provide high quality care to the older person who requires cataract surgery.

14. Changing needs in advanced dementia
Margaret Brown., Debbie Tolson & Louise Ritchie
Nursing Older People, 28 July 2020, 32(4), doi: 10.7748/nop.2020.e1204

This is the first article in a six-part series in Nursing Older People exploring the nursing care of people living with advanced dementia. This article discusses the changes that may occur as dementia progresses, from the perspective of the individual, their family and other carers.

15. How can I ensure dementia care is evidence-based?
Julie Willoughby  
Nursing Older People. 32(4), 13-13. doi: 10.7748/nop.32.4.13.s6

Dementia services at Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust have adopted a critically appraised topic (CAT) approach to ensuring clinical practice is based on the best available evidence.


16. NZNO Conference and AGM 2020
Community Wellbeing in Aotearoa - Nursing 2020 and beyond
Date: 16 - 17 September 2020
Wednesday 16 September: Conference is open to NZNO members and non-member nurses, health professionals, and anyone with an interest in nursing.
Wednesday 17 September: AGM is open to NZNO members
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News – National

17. Coronavirus: Five new cases and a new 'mini cluster' at Auckland church
Stuff - Aug 26 2020

There are five new cases of Covid-19 in Auckland, two connected to New Zealand’s biggest cluster and a new “mini cluster” has emerged from a Mt Roskill church. The source of the new outbreak, first announced on August 11, remains a mystery, with a total of 110 cases now linked.

18. 'Over it': Covid-weary Kiwis more anxious, angry
Otago Daily Times, Wednesday, 26 August 2020
People are feeling more anxious and angry during the second Covid-19 lockdown than any other time since the pandemic started, according to new social media analysis. The sense of community New Zealand felt during the first lockdown in March appears to have somewhat dissolved amid growing frustration and despair, suggests the new research by business consultancy Rutherford.

19. Testing blitz as mystery Covid case causes concern
TVNZ, Morning Briefing - 26 Aug 2020

The Government has revealed an aggressive testing blitz over the next week as it looks to make sure New Zealand is ahead of the latest Covid-19 outbreak. More than 100,000 Aucklanders have been tested for the virus since the current cluster emerged, with the Government now aiming for an additional 70,000 tests around New Zealand in the next seven days. Some GPs are also calling for longer-term strategies for keeping testing levels up as alert levels go down

20. Bus drivers call for security guards to enforce mask use
Some bus drivers want the government to provide security guards to enforce rules making masks mandatory. Face coverings must be worn on all buses, planes, taxis and rideshares from next week when the country is at alert level 2 or higher. Jared Abbott from First Union, which represents bus drivers, said drivers copped a lot of abuse during lockdown trying to enforce social distancing rules. He said it could get worse if they were forced to check the mask-wearing.

News – International

21. Lockdown gardeners see months of hard work bear fruit - and veg
Melbourne Age – 26 August 2020

When Kerry Frankland planted her vegetable garden during the first round of stay-at-home orders in March, she knew she was planning for the long-term.

22. Why predicting our future feelings is so difficult
BBC – 27 August 2020
When you imagine how you’ll feel at a future date, you’re unaware of subtle but powerful biases that frame the way you think.

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