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Issue 12 - 4 August 2021

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Books held by the NZNO Library

  1. Baby gone: True New Zealand stories of infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss.[WQ 225 DOU]
  2. Care of the person with dementia: Interprofessional practice and education
  3. Endometriosis and pelvic pain; 2015 [WP 390 EVA]
  4. The rise and fall of National Womens Hospital: A history

Articles: Assisted Dying

  1. It’s all about the individual’s right to choose: A qualitative study of Australian culturally and linguistically diverse nurses; knowledge of and attitudes to voluntary assisted dying.
  2. Nurses’ views on legalising assisted dying in New Zealand: A cross-sectional study
  3. Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada: Focus on Rural Communities
  4. Preparing nurses for palliative and end of life care: A survey of New Zealand nursing schools
  5. The Emerging Role of Nurse Practitioners’ in Physician-assisted Death
  6. Grave new world: The conspiracy of silence surrounding non-voluntary euthanasia
  7. Does ethnicity matter? Cultural factors underlying older adults’ end-of-life care preferences: A systematic review

Articles: Missed Nursing Care

  1. Missed nursing care in Australia: Exploring the contributing factors
  2. 'Missingness’ in health care: Associations between hospital utilization and missed appointments in general practice. A retrospective cohort study
  3. Catching up after a year of disruption: Many patients have missed out on care: now inpatient, outpatient and community services are under pressure
  4. Nurses’ Perceptions of the Extent and Type of Missed Perioperative Nursing Care
  5. Missed Care from the Patient’s Perspective: A Scoping Review
  6. Approaches to understanding the phenomenon of missed/rationed/unfinished care: a literature review

Articles: PPE

  1. Long, hot shifts in PPE and employer obligations to help staff stay hydrated
  2. Staying cool and comfortable at work: the challenges of PPE
  3. COVID-19: how to avoid skin damage while wearing PPE
  4. Managing hot flushes and making friends with PPE

Events

  1. 19th Maori Legal, Business and Governance Forum
  2. New Zealand Nursing Leaders’ Summit

National news

  1. Southern District Health Board putting patients at risk new report says
  2. New Mash leader wants to ensure health changes bring benefits

International news

  1. How much do I need to sleep? It depends on your age
  2. Covid symptoms: Is it a cold or coronavirus?
  3. Doctors warn over increasing number of young people with Covid in ICU

Books held by the NZNO Library

These books are available for borrowing by current NZNO members. Please provide a street address so the books an be couriered out to you.

1.Baby gone: True New Zealand stories of infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss.[WQ 225 DOU]

Compiled by Jenny Douche. Foreword by Catherine de Groot

Baby Gone contains 45 true stories, written from the heart by those affected. The stories give moving accounts about the conception and pregnancy experiences, but perhaps most importantly, they talk of the emotional roller-coaster that is life after loss.

2.Care of the person with dementia: Interprofessional practice and education

Edited by Dawn Forman and Dimity Pond. Foreword by Elizabeth Beattie

The first Australian text of its kind, it combines evidence-based resources with interprofessional education and practice, exploring the ethical, social and environmental repercussions of dementia to provide a comprehensive overview of dementia care in an Australian context.

3.Endometriosis and pelvic pain – 2015 [WP 390 EVA]

Dr Susan Evans with Deborah Bush QSM

A practical book with information on surgery and medical management, different kinds of pain and what to do about it and evidence based self-help information on nutrition, coping and living well with endometriosis and pelvic pain. The 2015 edition has sections on medications, headaches, pelvic muscle pain and has been improved to fit with new findings and management.

4.The rise and fall of National Womens Hospital: A history

Linda Bryder

In this major history, Linda Bryder traces the rise and fall of National Women’s over half a century in order to tell a wider story of reproductive health. She uses the varying perspectives of doctors, nurses, midwives, consumer groups and patients to show how together their dialogue shaped the nature of motherhood and women’s health in twentieth-century New Zealand.

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Articles: Assisted Dying

5. It's all about the individual's right to choose: A qualitative study of Australian culturally and linguistically diverse nurses’ knowledge of and attitudes to voluntary assisted dying

Joy Penman, Gulzar Malik, Kelly Rogerson, Julie Murphy, Yaping Zhong & Claire E Johnson.
Collegian, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2021.06.001 

Nurses have a fundamental role in providing care for people at the end of life. Some nurses from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds may have diverse opinions about death which may affect their views about voluntary assisted dying (VAD) and may impact on the care they provide. To date, there has not been a focus on the views of nurses from different CALD backgrounds on VAD. The implementation of VAD may place them at risk of ethical, moral, social and professional distress

6. Nurses’ views on legalising assisted dying in New Zealand: A cross-sectional study

Michael Wilson., Pam Oliver & Phillipa Malpas.
International Journal of Nursing Studies, 2019-01-01, Volume 89, Pages 116-124

This study investigated New Zealand nurses’ views on legalising assisted dying across a range of clinical conditions, nurses’ willingness to engage in legal assisted dying, potential deterrents and enablers to such engagement, and nurses’ perceptions of the proper role of their professional bodies in relation to legalising assisted dying.

7. Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada: Focus on Rural Communities

Schiller, Catharine J.
Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Published October 1, 2017. Volume 13, Issue 9. Pages 628-634

The 2015 Carter v Canada (Attorney General) case radically changed end-of-life care in Canada. This groundbreaking decision legalized physician-assisted suicide for competent adults who meet certain clinical criteria and who consent to their termination of life. The federal government then passed its legislative response, Bill C-14, to change the Criminal Code and legalize medical assistance in dying.

8. Preparing nurses for palliative and end of life care: A survey of New Zealand nursing schools  

Lis Heath., Richard Egan., Jean Ross., Ella Iosua., Robert Walker & Rod MacLeod.
Nurse Education Today, 2021-05-01, Volume 100, Article 104822.

Nurses play a vital role in the care of people with advanced life-limiting illnesses, so palliative and end of life care is an essential skill nurses need to learn. Despite numerous reports in the international literature about educational developments in this area, there are widespread inconsistencies in undergraduate education, and graduates continue to report feeling unprepared for this part of their work.

9. The Emerging Role of Nurse Practitioners in Physician-assisted Death

Stokes, Felicia.
Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Published February 1, 2017. Volume 13, Issue 2. Pages 150-155.

This article explores the role of the nurse practitioner (NP) and raises the awareness of the potential for NPs to be called on to participate in physician-assisted death. This article identifies the ethical and legal dilemmas that NPs may face when dealing with patients who have requested physician-assisted death.

10. Grave new world: The conspiracy of silence surrounding non-voluntary euthanasia

Bokek-Cohen, Ya'arit, Tarabeih, Mahdi.
Applied Nursing Research. Published April 1, 2020. Volume 52. Article 151245

The scholarship of euthanasia indicates that in most cases, to date, non-voluntary euthanasia has been studied where euthanasia is legalized. Findings of these studies demonstrate the ‘slippery slope’ and reveal that non-voluntary euthanasia is pervasive in these countries.

11. Does ethnicity matter—Cultural factors underlying older adults’ end-of-life care preferences: A systematic review 

Zahra Rahemi & Christine Lisa Williams.
Geriatric Nursing, 2020-03-01, Volume 41, Issue 2, Pages 89-97

The purpose of this review was to identify factors that may explain differences in EOL care preferences and planning between older adults from the general population and ethnically diverse populations. We hypothesized that culture-specific factors may be fundamental.

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Articles: Missed Nursing Care

12. Missed nursing care in Australia: Exploring the contributing factors 

Sarah L Mills & Maree Duddle.
Collegian. July 20, 2021. 23(3)

Nurses are increasingly ending their shifts with outstanding tasks and missing vital aspects of patient care. Research has indicated that this could have a detrimental effect on both nurse and patient outcomes.

13. ‘Missingness’ in health care: Associations between hospital utilization and missed appointments in general practice. A retrospective cohort study

Williamson, Andrea E; Ross McQueenie; Ellis, David A; McConnachie, Alex & Wilson, Philip.
PLoS One, June 2021. 16(6), e0253163. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0253163

Are multiple missed appointments in general practice associated with increased use of hospital services and missingness from hospital care? This novel study explores this in a population representative sample for the first time.

14. Catching up after a year of disruption: Many patients have missed out on care – now inpatient, outpatient and community services are under pressure

Nursing Standard. Jan 2021.  36(1), 51-54. doi:10.7748/ns.36.1.51.s19

Many patients have missed out on care – now inpatient, outpatient and community services are under pressure.

15. Nurses' Perceptions of the Extent and Type of Missed Perioperative Nursing Care

Marsh, Valerie., Kalisch, Beatrice., McLaughlin, Margaret & Nguyen, Lan.
AORN Journal: The Official Voice of Perioperative Nursing. Sep 2020. 112(3),237-247. doi:10.1002/aom.13146

Missed nursing care is a concern on inpatient hospital units but has not been adequately explored in the perioperative setting. This cross-sectional study used results from a survey of 1,693 AORN members to investigate the amount and type of missed perioperative nursing care and evaluate associations between reported missed care and facility and nurse characteristics.

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

Gustafsson, Noora., Leino-Kilpi, Helena., Prga, Ivana., Suhonen, Riitta & Stolt, Minna.
Patient Preference and Adherence, 2020. Vol. 14, 383-400. doi:10.2147/PPA.S238024

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.

17. Approaches to understanding the phenomenon of missed/rationed/unfinished care – a literature review

Kalánková, Dominika; Žiaková, Katarína; Kurucová, Radka.
Central European Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 2019. 10(1), 1005-1016.

This literature review aims to describe, analyze and compare approaches to the phenomenon of missed/rationed/unfinished nursing care, in order to better our understanding of it. 

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Articles: PPE

18. Long, hot shifts in PPE – and employer’s obligations to help staff stay hydrated

Nursing Standard. 36(7), 8-10. doi: 10.7748/ns.36.7.8.s5
Published: 30 June 2021

With the pandemic compounding problems of inadequate breaks and unhealthy levels of dehydration, we hear from nurses about their experiences. How much water did you drink on your last shift?

19. Staying cool and comfortable at work: the challenges of PPE

Nursing Standard. 36(5), 8-10. doi: 10.7748/ns.36.5.8.s6
Published: 05 May 2021

How design input from nursing staff is making the combination of uniforms and COVID-19 care requirements a bit more bearable. COVID-19 has forced nurses to wear more personal protective equipment (PPE) than ever before in their professional lives.

20. COVID-19: how to avoid skin damage while wearing PPE

Nursing Standard. 35(6), 24-26. doi: 10.7748/ns.35.6.24.s13
Published: 03 June 2020

As nurses worldwide feel the pain of prolonged use of personal protective equipment, we assess the advice on minimising the discomfort caused by masks and visors. Some of the most enduring images of the COVID-19 pandemic are of weary nurses and fellow healthcare staff with red marks and bruises on their faces after wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) during long shifts.

21. Managing hot flushes and making friends with PPE

Nursing Standard. 35, 11, 8-10. doi: 10.7748/ns.35.11.8.s6
Published: 04 November 2020

RCN guidance explains workplace changes that can minimise discomfort for staff with menopause symptoms. Donning and doffing plastic aprons, face masks, visors, gowns and gloves in the workplace can be hot and uncomfortable at the best of times – but for a healthcare professional going through the menopause, it can be unbearable.

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Events

22. 19th Maori Legal, Business and Governance Forum

Realising prosperity within an everchanging legislative, business and governance environment

Date: 29-30 September 2021
Venue: Wharewaka o Poneke, Wellington

23. New Zealand Nursing Leaders’ Summit

Nurses leading change

Date: 29-30 September 2021
Venue: Ellerslie Events Centre, Auckland

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National news

24. Southern District Health Board putting patients at risk new report says

NZ Herald – 2 August 2021 

The Southern District Health Board is placing patients at risk of harm due to a shortage of nurses on its wards. One Dunedin Hospital ward was regularly understaffed by 20 per cent or more, and a Southland Hospital ward was also regularly poorly staffed, a report by consultant Jane Lawless to be considered by the SDHB board tomorrow said.

25. New Mash leader wants to ensure health changes bring benefits

Stuff – 2 August 2021

Mash Trust’s new chief executive Karleen Edwards wants the organisation to be poised and ready to influence the changes coming for the health and disability sector

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International news

26. How much do I need to sleep? It depends on your age

By Sarah Molano, CNN

Do you find yourself dozing off at your desk, even after what you thought was a good night's rest? Then you probably have the same question as so many others: How much do I need to sleep?

27. Covid symptoms: Is it a cold or coronavirus?

BBC News – 14 June 2021

More is being learned about coronavirus and what symptoms people should act on. researchers say for some people, having Covid can feel "more like a bad cold" with symptoms such as a headache, sore throat and a runny nose. If you think you may have Covid, it is important to get tested. Even people who don't feel very ill can put others at risk.

28. Doctors warn over increasing number of young people with Covid in ICU

The Guardian – 25 July 2021

A senior intensive care registrar urges youths to get jab saying Covid patients are ‘getting younger and younger’. Increasing numbers of young people with coronavirus are being admitted to hospital – including to intensive care wards – doctors have said, begging them not to “suffer unnecessarily” and to get the vaccine.

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