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6 November 2020, Issue 19 - 5 books for borrowing; Journal of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association, December 2019; Coaching; Nurse Prescribing


These books are available for borrowing by current NZNO members, for a period of 4 weeks. Please provide a physical address so that the books can be couriered out to you.

1. A breath of hope: 50 years of breathing better

The Asthma Foundation 1964 - 2014
Mary Louise Ormsby

Fifty years ago a handful of dedicated people  came together  to make a difference for children with Asthma. Since those early days the Asthma Foundation has grown into a nationwide organisation, committed to helping people with asthma improve their lives.

2. Health Activism: Foundations and Strategies

Glenn Laverack
Published 2013

Health activism is a growing area of interest for many who work to improve health at both national and international levels because it offers a more direct approach to achieve lasting social and political change. This book, for the first time, provides a clear foundation to the theory, evidence-base and strategies that can be harnessed to bring about change to improve the lives and health of others.

3. Intergenerational wellbeing and public policy: An integrated environmental, social, and economic framework

Girol Karacaoglu., Jacek B. Krawczyk & Anita King
Published 2019

Provides a formal stylised model that can be used for public policy advice, based on an integrated environmental, social, and economic framework. Allows for policy simulations by providing a numerical policy-simulation model. Introduces viability theory as a tool for policy analysis and simulations.

4. Transcultural nursing: Concepts, theories, research & practice

Marilyn R. McFarland & Hiba B. Wehbe-Alamah
Published 2018

Offers theoretical and practical guidance about the provision of client-focused care by integrating cultural values, beliefs, and lifeways into an individualized plan of care. The book covers important topics such as transcultural nursing, research, and healthcare in Kenya, Southeast Asia, Haiti, Syria, and Taiwan, as well as translational research, globalization, conflict resolution, mental health considerations.

5. Treat your own back

Robin McKenzie
3rd edition, 1985

This easy to follow patient handbook provides the reader with an active self-treatment plan to resolve and manage back pain. First published in 1980, Treat Your Own Back has featured in many studies, which over the years have proven its benefits and validity.

Articles – Journal of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association, December 2019

6. Nursing practice in inpatient rehabilitation: A narrative review (Part 2)

Baker, Mark., Pryor, Julie & Fisher, Murray J
Journal of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association, Dec 2019, 22(3), 7-15

To review research literature examining the practice of nursing in inpatient rehabilitation services. This paper presents the second of the two main themes identified in this narrative review - the mechanisms of nursing practice.

7. The nurse practitioner role within the rehabilitation context: Barriers to its acceptance

Renshaw, Anne
Journal of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association, (2019, Dec). 22(3), 16-19

Within the context of rehabilitation there has been limited uptake of the nurse practitioner role, which is contributed to by a lack of clarity about the nurse practitioner role and about the role of nursing more generally in rehabilitation. This article identifies barriers which affect the inclusion of nurse practitioner roles in rehabilitation and explores strategies for addressing these barriers.

8. Considerations when choosing a statistical method for data analysis

McKechnie, Duncan & Fisher, Murray J
Journal of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association, (2019, Dec). 22(3), 20-29

The purpose of this paper is to discuss how choosing a statistical method for data analysis can be influenced by other aspects of the research process and to highlight considerations when choosing a statistical method more generally. This is the fourth paper in a series of articles about research methods. Previous papers in this series have focused on research paradigms (Davies and Fisher, 2018), the research process (Fisher and Bloomfield, 2019), and quantitative research methods (Bloomfield and Fisher, 2019).

Articles –  Coaching

9. The impact of patient safety culture and the leader coaching behaviour of nurses on the intention to report errors: a cross-sectional survey

Chegini, Zahra; Kakemam, Edris; Asghari Jafarabadi, Mohammad; Janati, Ali
BMC Nursing, 9/21/2020; 19(1): N.PAG-N.PAG. 1p

There is growing interest in examining the factors affecting the reporting of errors by nurses. However, little research has been conducted into the effects of perceived patient safety culture and leader coaching of nurses on the intention to report errors. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted amongst 256 nurses in the emergency departments of 18 public and private hospitals in Tabriz, northwest Iran.

10. Client Perspectives on Health Coaching: Insight for Improved Program Design

McQueen, Amy; Imming, Molly L.; Thompson, Tess; Garg, Rachel; Poor, Timothy & Kreuter, Matthew W.
American Journal of Health Behavior, Sep/Oct2020. 44(5), 591-602.

In this paper, we examine client perspectives of health coaching programs and differences by insurance type. Methods: We used descriptive coding and directed content analysis to analyze semi-structured qualitative in-person interviews that assessed preferred health coach qualifications and experience, desirable attributes for coaches, and interest in having a coach.

11. Coaching: a support in challenging times

Coen, Eithna
World of Irish Nursing & Midwifery, Sep 2020, 42-43

Coaching uses different theoretical approaches, tools and techniques adapted for different contexts. It has its roots in a range of disciplines, including social psychology, learning theory, theories of human and organisational development, existential, phenomenological philosophy and, more recently, neuroscience.

12. Training in health coaching skills for health professionals who work with people with progressive neurological conditions: A realist evaluation

Davies, Freya., Wood, Fiona., Bullock, Alison., Wallace, Carolyn & Edwards, Adrian
Health Expectations, Aug 2020; 23(4): 919-933

Supporting people to self‐manage their long‐term conditions is a UK policy priority. Health coaching is one approach health professionals can use to provide such support. There has been little research done on how to train clinicians in health coaching or how to target training to settings where it may be most effective. Objective: To develop theories to describe how training health professionals in health coaching works, for whom and in what circumstances, with a focus on those working with people with progressive neurological conditions.

13. Effect of Emotional Coaching Program for Clinical Nurses on Resilience, Emotional Labor, and Self-efficacy

Kyung Ryu; Jong Kyung Kim
Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing, Jun 2020; 50(3), 419-430

This study aimed to assess the effect of the emotional coaching program for hospital nurses. Methods: The study used a non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design, and participants included 60 nurses (30 in the experimental group and 30 in the control group) who worked at a general hospital.

Articles – Nurse Prescribing

14. Nurse prescribing in New Zealand—the difference in levels of prescribing explained

Jane Key, Karen Hoare
New Zealand Medical Journal, 30 October 2020, 133(1524), 111-118

New Zealand has been late in implementing nurse prescribing. Towards the end of the 20th century non-medical prescribing was introduced into many westernised countries, notably in the UK, where nurses have been prescribing for decades.

15. The Educational Terrain of Preparing Registered Nurses to Prescribe: An Environmental Scan

Moody, Elaine; Martin-Misener, Ruth; Carrier, Jaimie; MacDonald, Marilyn & MacMillan, Kathleen & Axe Sue
Nursing Leadership (1910-622X), 2020, 33(2), 54-66

Expanded nursing roles are being explored in Canada as a means to better support the health of the population, enable access to quality care and contribute to the sustainability of the healthcare system. As Canada embarks on a process of developing and implementing registered nurse (RN) prescribing roles, gathering evidence from jurisdictions with established nurse prescribing is helpful to inform policy development.

16. From regulation to practice: Mapping the organisational readiness for registered nurse prescribers in a specialty outpatient clinic setting

Hutchinson Daniel, Rosie
Nursing Praxis in Aotearoa New Zealand, Mar 2020, 36(1), 31-41

Registered nurse (RN) prescribing has the potential to improve equitable patient care delivery and timely access to medicines. Changes to legislation in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2016 enabled the regulation of RN prescribers. This article presents a project which critically reflected on the journey of a registered nurse to gain the educational requirements necessary to become a RN prescriber, register with the Nursing Council of New Zealand, and then implement the role delivering RN prescribing services in a sexual health clinic.

17. Home oxygen therapy in patients with COPD: safety issues for nurse prescribers

Moore, David
British Journal of Nursing, 7/25/2019, 28(14), 912-917

This article critically analyses, through the context of a care study, the professional, ethical and legal issues involved in making a safe prescribing decision for LTOT in an individual with COPD who is a current smoker. Home oxygen prescription is a growing trend in the COPD population, and it is important for nurse prescribers to be aware of the issues highlighted in the article to ensure safe prescribing practices.

18. Analysis of interviews to uncover the effects of nurse prescribing on the doctor-nurse relationship

Pritchard, Michael
Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, Dec 2018-Feb 2019, 36(2), 35-43

The introduction of nurse prescribing has had a profound effect on how patients obtain a prescription. Yet very little has been researched about the effects of nurse prescribing on the professional relationship between nurses and doctors since its introduction. It was this lack of enquiry that led to this research study to see if this relationship has changed since the introduction of the nurse prescriber.


19. Annual Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Pain Society Inc.

Date: 18-20 March 2021
Venue: Copthorne Hotel, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

National News

20. Serious health workforce burden looms: Experts say more migrant workers needed

NZ Herald - 23 Oct, 2020

Experts are warning a significant health workforce burden looms if the Government does not urgently loosen its criteria for critical migrant workers to enter New Zealand.

21. Diet drinks may be just as bad for your health as full-sugar versions

NZ Herald - 28 Oct, 2020

If you have been opting for diet drinks as a healthier alternative to sugary drinks, you may want to reconsider. A 10-year study based on more than 104,000 people has revealed artificially sweetened beverages — such as diet soft drinks, juice or coffees — could be just as bad for your heart as the full-sugar version.

22. 'Ground-breaking' new health app hopes to make NZ's healthcare world-class

NewztalkZB – 27 October 2022

Founders of a "ground-breaking" new app launching in Auckland today are promising to put New Zealand on the map for providing the best healthcare in the world. It comes after reports of a looming healthcare crisis with nearly half of the country's GPs expected to retire in the next eight years. Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit New Zealand, there have also been multiple reports from health experts saying people are too scared to visit see a doctor.

International News

23. Medical school students' Hippocratic oath asks doctors to combat racism, misinformation

CNN – 5 November 2020

In a new Hippocratic oath written by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Class of 2024, incoming students pledged to fight the spread of misinformation and racial injustice. The oath names Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery.

24. 3 ways to improve communication while wearing a mask, from a top speech coach

CNN – 3 November 2020

You wear your mask, keep six feet between yourself and others and are committed to safety. But the measures that help minimize your risk of Covid-19 can also have an impact on your interactions with others.

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