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Issue 1 - 3 February 2021

Articles: ANMJ: Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal, Jan-Mar 2021

  1. ANMF’s priorities 2021
  2. COVID-19 ICU preparedness: A community-owned not-for-profit hospital experience
  3. Implementation of an innovative nurse led service to support treatment for depression in primary care (OptiMA2)
  4. Palliative care

Articles: Care Rationing/Missed Care/Patient Care

  1. The association between shift patterns and the quality of hand antisepsis in a neonatal intensive care unit: An observational study
  2. Sustainability principle for the ethics of healthcare resource allocation
  3. How averse are the UK general public to inequalities in health between socioeconomic groups? A systematic review
  4. Missed Care from the Patient’s Perspective - A Scoping Review
  5. The association between 12-hour shifts and nurses-in-charge’s perceptions of missed care and staffing adequacy: a retrospective cross-sectional observational study
  6. Maximising comfort: how do patients describe the care that matters? A two-stage qualitative descriptive study to develop a quality improvement framework for comfort-related care in inpatient settings
  7. Anticipated nursing care: findings from a qualitative study

Articles: Burnout

  1. How to switch off at the end of your shift
  2. What we can all do to prevent burnout
  3. Towards a better understanding of the relationship between feedback and nurses’ work engagement and burnout: A convergent mixed-methods study on nurses’ attributions about the ‘why’ of feedback

Table of Contents

  1. The Tube: NZNO Gastroenterology Nurses’ College , 46(3), December 2020

Events

  1. 2021 Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand 5th Annual Scientific Meeting

National news

  1. Consumer NZ warns of retirement villages’ ‘financial sting’
  2. Commission for Financial capability

International news

  1. 'I feel so good I may never drink again!’ Readers on their success - or failure – during dry January
  2. Nurses key to vaccine rollout, as doctors and pharmacies prepare for mass immunisations

 

Articles - ANMJ: Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal, Jan-Mar 2021

1. ANMF’s priorities 2021

ANMJ: Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal, Jan-Mar 2021. 27(2), 10-14

High on the agenda is protecting nurses, midwives and carers working on the frontline amidst the continuing threat of COVID-19, through sound policy and procedures, infection control and adequate supply of PPE. Mandated safe staffing levels to be instigated immediately in aged care also remains a critical priority for the ANMF. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed Australia’s strengths and weaknesses. Its strength is its health system; its weaknesses, the aged care system.

2. COVID-19 ICU preparedness: A community-owned not-for-profit hospital experience

By Ashwin Subramaniam., Max Moser et al.

ANMJ: Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal, Jan-Mar 2021. 27(2), 18-21

This clinical update was written during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Victoria in August last year. While at the time of publication Victoria had recorded zero cases of the virus for a number of weeks, this paper explains how a Victorian ICU adapted and prepared during this time.

3. Implementation of an innovative nurse led service to support treatment for depression in primary care (OptiMA2)

By Rasa Kabaila

ANMJ: Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal, Jan-Mar 2021. 27(2), 22-23

Overwhelming evidence shows that achieving early full remission in depression is crucial as residual depressive symptoms are the strongest predictor of early relapse and are strongly associated with poorer functional outcomes.

4. Palliative care

By ANMF Federal Education Team

ANMJ: Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal, Jan-Mar 2021. 27(2), 24-26

This is an excerpt is from the ANMF’s palliative care tutorial on the continuing professional education (CPE) website.

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Articles – Care Rationing/Missed Care/Patient Care

5. The association between shift patterns and the quality of hand antisepsis in a neonatal intensive care unit: An observational study

By Rittenschober-Böhm, Judith., Bibl, Katharina et al.

International Journal of Nursing Studies, 2020-12-01, Volume 112, Article 103686.

Healthcare-associated infections represent a major burden in neonatal intensive care units. Hand antisepsis is the most important tool for prevention, however, compliance among healthcare workers remains low. This article evaluates the influence of different work shifts (extended working hours, night shifts) on the quality of healthcare workers’ hand antisepsis.

6. Sustainability principle for the ethics of healthcare resource allocation

By Munthe, Christian; Fumagalli, Davide & Malmqvist, Erik. 

Journal of Medical Ethics, Feb 2021. 47(2), 90-97

Proposes a principle of sustainability to complement established principles used for justifying healthcare resource allocation. Also argues that the application of established principles of equal treatment, need, prognosis and cost-effectiveness gives rise to what we call negative dynamics: a gradual depletion of the value possible to generate through healthcare. 

7. How averse are the UK general public to inequalities in health between socioeconomic groups? A systematic review

By McNamara, Simon; Holmes, John; Stevely Abigail K & Tsuchiya Aki. 

The European Journal of Health Economics, Mar 2020. 21(2), 275-285.

This review aims to inform the conduct of distributionally sensitive evaluations in the UK by answering three questions: (1) How averse are the UK public towards inequalities in lifetime health between socioeconomic groups? (2) Does this aversion differ depending upon the type of health under consideration? (3) Are the UK public as averse to inequalities in health between socioeconomic groups as they are to inequalities in health between neutrally framed groups?

8. Missed Care from the Patient’s Perspective – A Scoping Review

By Gustafsson, Noora; Leino-Kilpi, Helena; Prga, Ivana; Suhonen, Riitta & Stolt, Minna. 

Patient Preference and Adherence. 2020. Vol. 14, 383-400.

Missed care, defined as any aspect of patient care that is omitted or delayed, is receiving increasing attention. It is primarily caused by the imbalance between patients’ nursing care needs and the resources available, making it an ethical issue that challenges nurses’ professional and moral values. In this scoping review, conducted using the five-stage approach by Arksey and O’Malley, our aim is to analyze the patients’ perspective to missed care, as the topic has been mainly examined from nurses’ perspective.

9. The association between 12-hour shifts and nurses-in-charge's perceptions of missed care and staffing adequacy: a retrospective cross-sectional observational study

By Saville, Christina, Dall'Ora, Chiara & Griffiths, Peter.

International Journal of Nursing Studies, 2020-12-01, Volume 112, Article 103721.

Due to worldwide nursing shortages and difficulty retaining staff, long shifts for nursing staff (both registered nurses and nursing assistants) working in hospitals have been adopted widely. Because long shifts reduce the daily number of shifts from three to two, many assume that long shifts improve productivity by removing one handover and staff overlap. However, it is unclear whether staffing levels are more likely to be perceived as adequate when more long shifts are used.

10. Maximising comfort: how do patients describe the care that matters? A two-stage qualitative descriptive study to develop a quality improvement framework for comfort-related care in inpatient settings

By Wensley, Cynthia; Botti, Mari; McKillop, Ann & Merry, Alan F. 

BMJ Open. 2020. 10(5). DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033336

To develop a multidimensional framework representing patients’ perspectives on comfort to guide practice and quality initiatives aimed at improving patients’ experiences of care.

Setting: Cardiac surgical unit in New Zealand.

11. Anticipated nursing care: findings from a qualitative study

By Bottega, Michela & Palese, Alvisa. 

BMC Nursing, 2020.Vol. 19, 1-11.

Contrary to Missed Nursing Care, some anecdotal data and sparse evidence has documented the tendency of nurses to anticipate some nursing interventions. However, no study has been conducted to date with the purpose of understanding this phenomenon and its underlying mechanisms and consequences. The aim of this study was to describe the phenomenon of delivering anticipated nursing care, its antecedents and consequences as perceived by nurses.

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Articles – Burnout

12. How to switch off at the end of your shift

Nursing Standard. 36, 1, 14-16. doi: 10.7748/ns.36.1.14.s10

Published 13 January 2021

Advice and techniques to help you avoid taking work worries and concerns home with you

At the end of a shift, some nurses find it difficult to leave worries or concerns about the day behind. Switching off has become especially hard for nurses amid COVID-19. However, constantly worrying about or going over what happened that day, or how a patient is faring, is unlikely to make for restful downtime before the next shift.

13. What we can all do to prevent burnout

By Daniel Madigan & Andrew Hill 

Nursing Standard. 35 (6), 31-32. doi: 10.7748/ns.35.6.31.s18

Published: 03 June 2020

As COVID-19 increases the pressures on nurses, we must look out for colleagues and ourselves. The COVID-19 pandemic is placing unprecedented demands on nurses and nursing students. As they try to cope with the situation, the increased stress puts them at high risk of burnout. This is especially the case for newly qualified nurses or students who may be less familiar with the demands of the job.

14. Towards a better understanding of the relationship between feedback and nurses’ work engagement and burnout: A convergent mixed-methods study on nurses’ attributions about the ‘why’ of feedback 

By A.P.M. (Suzanne) Giesbers., Roel L.J. Schouteten et al.

International Journal of Nursing Studies, Article In Press 103889, 2021

Previous studies on the effects of providing feedback about quality improvement measures to nurses show mixed results and the factors explaining the variance in effects are not yet well-understood. One of the factors that could explain the variance in outcomes is how nurses perceive the feedback. It is not the feedback per se that influences nurses, and consequently their performance, but rather the way the feedback is perceived.

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Table of Contents

15. The Tube: NZNO Gastroenterology Nurses’ College , 46(3), December 2020

15A. Annual Chairperson Report, 2019-2020

15B. Presentation at the NZSG Conference November 2020: Where we are at with IBD Nursing in NZ

15C. The shoe box endoscopy simulator: Nurse endoscopist training during lockdown

15D. Health and safety: Peracetic acid vapour inhalation

15E. Verbal presentation: Gastro 2020: The finding of a project to test an animated video that would standardise information provided to patients about their colonoscopy

15F. Gastroenterology units in New Zealand – contact details

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Events

16. 2021 Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand 5th Annual Scientific Meeting

Theme: Forging Alliances – New Horizons 

Date: Tuesday, 22 Jun 2021 8:00am - Friday, 25 Jun 2021 5:00pm

Venue: Gold Coast Convention Centre , 2684 -2690 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach 4218, AUSTRALIA

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National news

17. Consumer NZ warns of retirement villages' 'financial sting'

Stuff - Feb 02 2021: Consumer NZ wants an overhaul of retirement village regulations to protect residents from unfair terms. Consumer NZ chief executive Jon Duffy said its review of retirement village contracts found terms that unfairly favour the village and risk leaving residents out of pocket.

18. Commission for Financial capability

The CFFC has released a discussion paper on the retirement village legislative framework. The framework includes the Retirement Villages Act 2003, its Regulations, and the Retirement Villages Code of Practice 2008.

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International news

19. ‘I feel so good I may never drink again!’ Readers on their success – or failure – during dry January

The Guardian – 1 Feb 2021: Readers explain whether they looked, felt and slept better – or if they turned back to alcohol to cheer up a miserable month.

20. Nurses key to vaccine rollout, as doctors and pharmacies prepare for mass immunisations

The Age – 2 February 2021: Nurses say they should be allowed to dispense coronavirus vaccinations at general practices to ease the burden on busy doctors who are preparing to staff after hours clinics to help quickly vaccinate the nation.

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