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Issue 20 - 13 November 2020

In this issue:

Articles: Primary Health Care and Patient Self-Care

  1. Exploring the attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of community nurses towards patient self-care
  2. How nurses can promote well-being in personalised care
  3. How to discuss the human papillomavirus infection with patients in primary care

Articles: Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, Oct-Dec 2020

  1. How nurse-led models of care are reshaping healthcare
  2. Bereavement in older people
  3. The impact of a global pandemic on the international year of the nurse and midwife
  4. Mask-related skin injury during a respiratory pandemic: A wound CNC perspective

Articles:  Bias/Discrimination/Ageism in the workplace

  1. Editorial : We cannot stay silent about bias and discrimination in the workplace
  2. What is ageism and how do I deal with it in my workplace?
  3. The effect of ageism on older people and implications for nursing practice
  4. Understanding the relevance of human rights in healthcare and nursing practice
  5. Is racism in the NHS being tackled effectively – or is it getting worse?
  6. Unequal treatment: the experience of LGBT people in the UK today

Events

  1. Tackling Inequity to Improve Outcomes Conference
  2. Annual Scientific Meeting of the New Zealand Pain Society Inc.

National news

  1. Coronavirus: Advice for employees whose bosses ask them to work while awaiting a test result
  2. Smoke-free leader praises vape laws

International news

  1. Why do some people get hay fever and what can they do about it?
  2. Why did so many healthcare workers in Victoria catch COVID-19?

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Articles – Primary Health Care and Patient Self-Care

1. Exploring the attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of community nurses towards patient self-care

Donna Jones
Published online: June 2020

Primary Health Care [RCN journal]. doi: 10.7748/phc.2020.e1640

Self-care is a strategy for providing out-of-hospital care and promoting patients’ independence. Aim To explore the attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of community nurses towards patient self-care and identify the barriers to self-care.

2. How nurses can promote well-being in personalised care

Heather Henry
Published online: 14 October 2020

Primary Health Care [RCN journal]. doi: 10.7748/phc.2020.e1680

Between 2020 and 2024, personalised care will be made universal, improving the lives of approximately 2.5 million people in England. This article explores the role of well-being and happiness in health and care and what it can add to the concept of ‘what matters to me’. The author examines how nurses can switch between assessing and meeting needs and enabling people to use their strengths to improve their well-being.

3. How to discuss the human papillomavirus infection with patients in primary care

Imogen Pinnell & Kate Sanger
Published online: 05 August 2020

Primary Health Care [RCN journal]. doi: 10.7748/phc.2020.e1666

This article provides an overview of HPV, including its types, transmission, natural history, links to cancer and testing. It also explains how nurses working in primary care can discuss HPV infection with patients, providing information, reassurance and support.

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Articles: Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, Oct-Dec 2020

4. How nurse-led models of care are reshaping healthcare

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal: ANJ, Oct-Dec 2020. 27(1), 10-12.

Since launching, Teen Clinic struck a chord because nurses, arguably less intimidating to talk to than doctors, have more time to provide person-centred care which empowers youth to take control of their healthcare. Examples of nurses leading direct care delivery include emergency department triage and pre-admission clinics before surgery, diabetes education, stomal therapy, and now breast cancer nurses and general walk-in-clinics.

5. Bereavement in older people

Rawlings, Deb & Devery, Kim.

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal: ANJ, Oct-Dec 2020. 27(1), 14-17.

How does your organisation or practice setting recognise issues of grief and loss for families, for staff and/or for fellow residents? The themes emerging from the data analysis were: 1) providing support, and 2) rituals with the latter also considered as an organisational response. Investment in supportive strategies arguably help staff dealing with ongoing losses, in turn helping to reduce stress, compassion fatigue and subsequent burnout and related absences (Wilkinson et al. 2017).

6. The impact of a global pandemic on the international year of the nurse and midwife

Fedele, Robert.

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal: ANJ, Oct-Dec 2020. 27(1), 18-20.

In April, when British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was discharged from hospital alter recovering from coronavirus, he singled out two intensive care nurses for standing by his bedside and providing the care that saved his life. Professor White believes COVID-19 has reinforced how appropriate healthcare demands well-educated nurses in the right numbers and the right places, especially politics, where they can hold governments to account and lead change.

7. Mask-related skin injury during a respiratory pandemic: A wound CNC perspective

Sage, Sarah; Samolyk, Monika & Nair, Donna.

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal: ANJ, Oct-Dec 2020. 27(1), 24-25.

The authors have noted images of nurses from around the world with significant mask-related facial skin injuries and the expeditious development of HCW guidelines, to prevent these skin injuries. It is proposed that there needs to be an exploration of PPE mask related skin injuries [PRSI (m)] and the application of these guidelines in the Australian context.

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Articles –  Bias/Discrimination/Ageism in the workplace

8. Editorial : We cannot stay silent about bias and discrimination in the workplace

Barry Quinn
Published: 24 September 2020

Nursing Management [RCN Journal]. 27(5), 5-5. doi: 10.7748/nm.27.5.5.s1

It is time to move from a place of unconscious complicity to a place of action. A recent King’s Fund report on racism in the NHS, surveys from Stonewall and disability groups support this need.

9. What is ageism and how do I deal with it in my workplace?

Hazel Heath
Published: 25 July 2019

Nursing Older People [RCN Journal]. 31(4), 21-21. doi: 10.7748/nop.31.4.21.s17

Discrimination against older people can result in inferior standards in services that affect them. Ageism was first described in 1969 by the American physician Robert Butler as ‘systematic stereotyping or discrimination against people because they are old’. It can be complex, subtle and fraught with paradoxes.

10. The effect of ageism on older people and implications for nursing practice

Charlie Banister
Published online: 11 July 2018

Nursing Older People. [RCN Journal]. doi: 10.7748/nop.2018.e1056

Ageism has numerous negative effects on the lives of older people, including their health and well-being. In this reflective account a nursing student explores these effects in the context of an incident where she was inadvertently ageist. She considers what she has learned from this incident and the implications for nursing practice.

11. Understanding the relevance of human rights in healthcare and nursing practice

Louise Terry & Roger Newham
Published online: 09 November 2020

Nursing Standard. [RCN Journal]. doi: 10.7748/ns.2020.e11490

While the NHS aims to respect the human rights of every individual, it also has a wider social duty to promote equality in the services it provides. For example, certain treatments may be withheld from individuals because of the excessive cost to the NHS, or concerns about its clinical effectiveness. This article explains the origins of human rights and their function, and examines the relationship between nursing care and human rights.

12. Is racism in the NHS being tackled effectively – or is it getting worse?

Stephanie Jones-Berry

Nursing Standard. [RCN Journal]. 34 (10), 19-21. doi: 10.7748/ns.34.10.19.s10

Trivialising racism as a ‘minority issue’ ignores its wider impact on staff, organisations and patients. The NHS was built on, and continues to depend on, a diverse workforce. Yet the proportion of staff from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds in England who reported incidents of discrimination rose from 13.8% to 15% between 2017 and 2018.

13. Unequal treatment: the experience of LGBT people in the UK today

Daniel Allen
Published: 30 January 2019

Nursing Standard. [RCN Journal]. 34 (2), 22-24. doi: 10.7748/ns.34.2.22.s12

Research from the charity Stonewall reveals the extent of the prejudice lesbian, gay, trans and bi people encounter from nurses and other healthcare professionals. LGBT people face continued discrimination from healthcare staff, including nurses, while their specific health needs are often overlooked, a study revealed.

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Events

14. Tackling Inequity to Improve Outcomes Conference

Equity approaches recognise the structural racism that exists and the need for resources and action to be targeted in a way that allows effected communities to overcome the disadvantages they experience

Date: 9 - 10 Dec 2020
Venue: Te Wharewaka, Wellington

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

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

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National News

16. Coronavirus: Advice for employees whose bosses ask them to work while awaiting a test result

Newshub, 12/11/2020: An employment lawyer says employers could be in "serious trouble" if they force workers to come to work while they're waiting for results from a COVID-19 test.

17. Smoke-free leader praises vape laws

ODT, 12 November 2020: New laws concerning vaping now in force are being welcomed by University of Otago academics. Yesterday, it became illegal to sell vapes to under-18s and advertising and sponsorship of vaping products have been banned altogether.

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International News

18. Why do some people get hay fever and what can they do about it?

Hanna Mills Turbet & Craig Butt, Sydney Morning Herald, November 12, 2020: Noses start to twitch as pollens sweep in with spring. What is hay fever, how does it relate to COVID-19 and why is it important to nip symptoms in the bud?

19. Why did so many healthcare workers in Victoria catch COVID-19?

Norman Swan & Will Jackson: Austin Hospital radiographer Bruno Treglia is one of more than 3,500 Victorian healthcare workers who contracted coronavirus during the state's second wave. He believes he caught the virus because of the type of mask he was wearing at work.

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