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Issue 7 - 4 June 2021

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Books held by the NZNO Library

  1. Health Advocacy: A communication approach
  2. My Life Story [WZ 100 SHE]
  3. Shrewd Sanctity: The story of Kathleen Hall 1896-1970: Missionary nurse in China [WZ 100 HAL]
  4. Workplace bullying: A costly business phenomenon

Articles: Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 2021

  1. The Time is Always Right to Do What is Right: Revisiting Our Societal Values and Strategies in the Care of Older Adults in 2021
  2. Advancing Gerontological Nursing at the Intersection of Age-Friendly Communities, Health Systems, and Public Health
  3. Benefits of Affordable Robotic Pet Ownership in Older Adults With Dementia
  4. Mitigation of COVID-19 Risk Among Older Adults in Nursing Homes: A Public Survey
  5. Mild Behavioral Impairment: A New At-Risk State for Alzheimer’s Disease?
  6. Natural History of Pressure Injury Among Ethnically/Racially Diverse Nursing Home Residents: The Pressure Ulcer Detection Study

Articles: Equality and Diversity in Nursing

  1. Why structural racism in the NHS is still a live issue
  2. Disability doesn’t mean shielding is the only option
  3. Understanding nurses’ responsibilities in promoting equality and diversity
  4. Diversity in nursing: why it’s time to think neurodiversity
  5. Casual racism and microaggression: what you can do about it

Articles: Nursing Older people [RCN Journal], June 2021

  1. Editorial: When it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations, should nurses have a choice?
  2. Benefits of medicines optimisation for older people living with frailty
  3. Could vaccination become compulsory for nurses?
  4. Older people with urgent care needs: new advice will aid nurses’ clinical decision-making

Events

  1. New Zealand Medico-Legal Congress: Analysing the interface of clinical and legal practice, healthcare policy, regulation, and biomedical ethics
  2. Nursing and the Law: Safe and accountable practice in nursing

National news

  1. Bad habits formed during COVID-19 pandemic could increase cancer risk - Australian health officials
  2. Surgical tools not sterilised

International news

  1. Covid: Refugee nurses are being fast-tracked into the NHS

Books held by the NZNO Library

The following books can be borrowed by current NZNO members, for a period of 4 weeks. Please provide a street address so that the books can be couriered to you.

1. Health Advocacy: A communication approach

Marifran Mattson & Chervin Lam

Peter Lang Publishing, 2016

This book explores the processes and strategies involved in creating a health advocacy campaign to guide current and aspiring health advocates to successfully advocate for policy change.

The Health Communication Advocacy Model is provided as a framework for exploring these issues.

2. My Life Story [WZ 100 SHE]

Isabelle Sherrard

Published in 2020

In 1956, at age 18 Isabelle joined up for nursing training in Christchurch Hospital where she advanced through to her finals at the end of 1959 and became a registered nurse in February 1960. She had a varied career which included becoming a nurse tutor at the Green Lane School of Nursing and then a lecturer in nursing at ATI (Auckland Technical Institute).

3. Shrewd Sanctity: The story of Kathleen Hall 1896-1970: Missionary nurse in China [WZ 100 HAL]

Rae McGregor

Kathleen Hall is better known in China than she is in New Zealand, the country of her birth and where she trained as a nurse. A talk on China inspired her to offer herself for service as a missionary nurse.

4. Workplace bullying: A costly business phenomenon

Andrea Needham

Edited by Tim Bentley, Bevan Catley, Natalia D’Souza

Revised edition, 2019

Corporate abuse. Mobbing. Workplace bullying. Call it what you will, the outcome is still the same - staff who become demoralised, and lose trust and confidence in your organisation; staff who leave. Often ignored or swept under the carpet, workplace bullying causes huge financial losses in the corporate world and robs companies of talent.

Articles – Journal of Gerontological Nursing, March 2021

5. The Time is Always Right to Do What is Right: Revisiting Our Societal Values and Strategies in the Care of Older Adults in 2021

Journal of Gerontological Nursing, (2021), 47(3), 3-6.

Perilous cracks exposed include the health-threatening living and working conditions in nursing homes, the unrelenting inequities across the spectrum of health care (i.e., the intersection of ageism and racism), the inadequacy of educational preparation and leadership in the geriatric workforce, and the digital divide that exacerbated social isolation and access to care. There are so many needed actions to remove this stain of neglect: enhance leadership in long-term care, increase nursing home staffing levels, reduce social isolation, close the digital divide, and address health inequities (Fulmer et al., 2020)

6. Advancing Gerontological Nursing at the Intersection of Age-Friendly Communities, Health Systems, and Public Health

Journal of Gerontological Nursing, (2021), 47(3), 13-17.

Mounting efforts to improve care and promote healthy aging throughout society and across the care continuum have created unique opportunities for gerontological nursing practice. Gerontological nurses can leverage this growing interest in aging by enhancing their knowledge about age-friendly movements, influencing these movements with their expertise in evidence-based practices, and advancing their own competencies in caring for older adults in any setting.

7. Benefits of Affordable Robotic Pet Ownership in Older Adults With Dementia

Journal of Gerontological Nursing, (2021), 47(3), 18-22.

The current study investigated the impact of affordable robotic pet ownership on agitation, quality of life, and depression in older adults with dementia. Simple ownership of affordable robotic pets may be a feasible option to improve quality of life and affective experiences in individuals with dementia. Further work with larger samples should examine whether a combination of ownership and structured activity would produce changes more perceptible to caregivers.

8. Mitigation of COVID-19 Risk Among Older Adults in Nursing Homes: A Public Survey

Journal of Gerontological Nursing, (2021), 47(3), 23-28.

The current study examines the public's perception on the mitigation of COVID-19 risk and knowledge of disease symptoms among older adults in nursing homes, with the intention to address gaps in knowledge using mobile technologies.

9. Mild Behavioral Impairment: A New At-Risk State for Alzheimer's Disease?

Journal of Gerontological Nursing, (2021), 47(3), 29-36.

In this article, we discuss the current conceptualization of MBI, the potential for its characteristic neuropsychiatric symptoms to indicate risk for future cognitive decline, and present potential clinical implications.

10. Natural History of Pressure Injury Among Ethnically/Racially Diverse Nursing Home Residents: The Pressure Ulcer Detection Study

Journal of Gerontological Nursing, (2021), 47(3), 37-46.

The current observational study provides descriptive data on 270 pressure injuries (PrIs) among 142 racially/ethnically diverse nursing home (NH) residents over 16 weeks.

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Articles – Equality and Diversity in Nursing

11. Why structural racism in the NHS is still a live issue

Jones-Berry, S.

Nursing Standard. (2021), 36(6), 19-21.

Prejudice persists in the health service, say groups representing black and minority ethnic nurses, despite the findings of a report by a commission on race. Nurses have spoken out about structural racism in the NHS in the wake of a widely-condemned review of race and ethnic disparities.

12. Disability doesn’t mean shielding is the only option

Stephenson, J.

Nursing Standard. (2021), 36(6), 23-25

How to support staff to keep doing their jobs, despite COVID-19 disruptions. The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful and exhausting for all nurses. However, those with disabilities have faced particular challenges.

13. Understanding nurses’ responsibilities in promoting equality and diversity

Stonehouse,D.P.

Nursing Standard. (2021). doi: 10.7748/ns.2021.e11531

Nurses have a duty to promote the values of equality and diversity during their interactions with patients and their families and carers, as well as peers and colleagues. This article defines the terms equality, diversity and inclusion, and explains the importance of the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998 in protecting people from various types of discrimination.

14. Diversity in nursing: why it’s time to think neurodiversity

Moore, A.

Nursing Standard. (2021), 36(1), 67-69

How a nurse network aims to help staff thrive and make workplaces more ‘autism-friendly’. A support network for nurses with conditions such as autism and dyslexia has been set up to help healthcare employers create environments in which such staff flourish. As the name suggests, the NeuroDiverse Nurses UK Network embraces the concept of ‘neurodiversity’ – the umbrella term many use to describe those whose brains learn and process information differently.

15. Casual racism and microaggression: what you can do about it

Trueland, J. 

Nursing Standard. (2020), 35(10), 38-40

The steps every nurse can take to confront unconscious bias – whether their own or others’. A toy monkey being left on top of the locker of a black member of staff, a comment from a passing consultant that if a black colleague had been on television it must have been on Crimewatch, staff being passed over for jobs or promotions because of the colour of their skin – or conversely, being told they had got the job to fulfil a diversity quota.

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Articles – Nursing Older people [RCN Journal], June 2021

16. Editorial: When it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations, should nurses have a choice?

Hayes, N.

Nursing Older People. (2021), 33(3), 5-5

Coronavirus vaccination and whether it should be compulsory for nurses is emerging as a contentious issue but it is one that must be explored and resolved. A government consultation on plans to make vaccination against COVID-19 a legal requirement for nurses who work in care homes for older people in England closed last month. A decision is expected in the summer.

17. Benefits of medicines optimisation for older people living with frailty

Lyne, S. & McEwan, C.

Nursing Older People. (2021). doi: 10.7748/nop.2021.e1326

Medicines optimisation involves ensuring that medicines are administered safely and effectively. In the UK, an ageing population and an increasing prevalence of polypharmacy mean that interprofessional medicines reviews and medicines optimisation are vital. This article uses a case study of an older person living with frailty to provide a critical analysis of the medicines optimisation process in optimising health outcomes.

18. Could vaccination become compulsory for nurses?

Dean, E.

Nursing Older People. (2021), 33(3), 10-11.

COVID-19 has highlighted the issue of mandatory vaccination for healthcare professionals. Nurses who work in care homes for older residents in England could be legally required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 under plans being considered by the government. In April, the government began a consultation into these plans, which are intended to drive up vaccination rates. 

19. Older people with urgent care needs: new advice will aid nurses’ clinical decision-making

Evans, N.

Nursing Older People. (2021), 33(3), 6-8.

British Geriatrics Society’s Silver Book II guidance aims to help prevent or minimise hospital stays, reduce unnecessary interventions and spot the signs of frailty. Nurses across emergency, community and surgical care need to be able to unpick the complexity of non-specific presentations in older people living with frailty who have urgent care needs, according to new clinical guidance.

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Events

20. New Zealand Medico-Legal Congress: Analysing the interface of clinical and legal practice, healthcare policy, regulation, and biomedical ethics

Date: 26-27 July 2021

Venue: Te Papa, Wellington

This congress will examine relevant changes in legislation, look at pertinent case law and supply updates on key developments that have implications on medical and legal profession

21. Nursing and the Law: Safe and accountable practice in nursing

Date: 28 - 29 Jul 2021

Venue: Ellerslie Event Centre, Auckland

The Nursing and the Law Conference has been deigned to provide nurses, at any stage in their career, with essential updates on the fundamental legal frameworks that underpin and govern their practice. Helping them to better understand their legal obligations, accountability, and liabilities with the aim of improving clinical practice and avoiding failures of duty of care.

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News – National

22. Bad habits formed during COVID-19 pandemic could increase cancer risk - Australian health officials

There are fears habits developed since the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to an increased risk of cancer, with a new survey suggesting working from home is leading to weight gain and less exercise.

23. Surgical tools not sterilised

ODT – 3 June 2021

Five operations at Dunedin Hospital in recent months had begun before doctors or nurses discovered their instruments were not properly sterilised.

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News – International

24. Covid: Refugee nurses are being fast-tracked into the NHS

BBC News – 10 May 2021

Refugee nurses are being fast-tracked into the NHS as part of a pioneering scheme in Liverpool. Those involved explain why the pandemic means it's vital the UK uses their medical experience.

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