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Issue 18 - 7 October 2021

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Articles: Back Pain

  1. How to combat back pain - and avoid it in the first place
  2. Living with opioids: A qualitative study with patients with chronic low back pain
  3. Use of the PROMIS-10 global health in patients with chronic low back pain in outpatient physical therapy: a retrospective cohort study
  4. The effect of static stretching exercises on hip range of motion, pain, and disability in patients with non-specific low back pain.
  5. Kinematic analysis of movement impaired by generalization of fear of movement-related pain in workers with low back pain

Articles: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, October 2021

  1. Extending the role of nursing assistants in mental health inpatient settings: A multi-method study
  2. Experiences, emotional responses, and coping skills of nursing students as auxiliary health workers during the peak COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative study
  3. A retrospective study examining the adverse effect of childhood abuse among adult psychiatric service users in Britain
  4. Service user experiences of a novel in-reach rehabilitation and recovery service for people with profound and enduring mental health needs
  5. Determining mental health literacy of undergraduate nursing students to inform learning and teaching strategies

Articles: COVID-19: Psychological Impact

  1. Addressing the Clinical Impact of COVID-19 on Pediatric Mental Health
  2. Life in lockdown: Social isolation, loneliness and quality of life in the elderly during the COVID-19 pandemic: A scoping review 
  3. Immediate psychological impact on nurses working at 42 government-designated hospitals during COVID-19 outbreak in China: A cross-sectional study  
  4. Relationships between physical activity, social isolation, and depression among older adults during COVID-19: A path analysis
  5. The experiences of critical care nurses caring for patients with COVID-19 during the 2020 pandemic: A qualitative study
  6. COVID-19 Fear Level of Surgical Nurses Working in Pandemic and Surgical Units
  7. The mediating effect of academic engagement between psychological capital and academic burnout among nursing students during the COVID-19 pandemic: A cross-sectional study
  8. Resilience as a mediator between compassion fatigue, nurses’ work outcomes, and quality of care during the COVID-19 pandemic
  9. The Physical and Psychological Effects of Personal Protective Equipment on Health Care Workers in Wuhan, China: A Cross-Sectional Survey Study

Articles: Applied Nursing Research, August 2021

  1. Nurses’ pandemic lives: A mixed-methods study of experiences during COVID-19
  2. Effectiveness of a best practice guideline to manage pain in surgical patients
  3. Racial differences in physical activity in nursing home residents with cognitive impairment

Events

  1. Navigating the Reform Journey in Aged Care
  2. Health and Care Services for Older People Conference
  3. 36th Industrial and Employment Relations (IER) Summit

National news

  1. New tools to help those “waking up on the wrong side of the bed”

International news

  1. Why women are more burned out than men
  2. ‘Email is a zombie that keeps rising from the dead’ : the endless pursuit of Inbox Zero
  3. ‘Privilege’ to care: Nurse leaves retirement to join COVID-19 frontline
  4. Mandatory jab for authorised workers a difficult but necessary decision
     

 

Articles: Back Pain

1. How to combat back pain – and avoid it in the first place

Allen, D.
Nursing Standard. (2021). 36(9), 67-69. doi: 10.7748/ns.36.9.67.s2
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The right moving and handling equipment, exercise and organisational culture will help to prevent the lower back problems that can seem inevitable in nursing. Chronic back pain is common and costly – to individuals, employers and health services.

2. Living with opioids: A qualitative study with patients with chronic low back pain

De Sola, Helena., Maquibar, Amaia., Failde, Inmaculada., Salazar, Alejandro & Goicolea, Isabel.
Health Expectations. (2020, Oct). 23(5), 1118-1128.

Opioids are one of the most prescribed treatments for chronic pain (CP). However, their long?term use (>3 months) has been surrounded by controversy, due to loss of beneficial effects. Objective: To explore the experiences of people with chronic non?malignant low back pain in Spain undergoing long?term treatment with opioids.

3. Use of the PROMIS-10 global health in patients with chronic low back pain in outpatient physical therapy: a retrospective cohort study

Pak, Sang S., Miller, Matthew J. & Cheuy, Victor A.
Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes. (2021).  5(1), 81. doi:10.1186/s41687-021-00360-8

Although evidence-based guidelines for physical therapy for patients with chronic low back pain (cLBP) are available, selecting patient-reported outcome measures to capture complexity of health status and quality of life remains a challenge. The purpose of this study was to investigate the interrelationships between PROMIS-10 GH scores and patient demographics, health status, and healthcare utilization in patients with cLBP who received physical therapy.

4. The effect of static stretching exercises on hip range of motion, pain, and disability in patients with non-specific low back pain.

Hatefi Mohamadreza; Babakhani Farideh; Ashrafizadeh Mohadeseh.
Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics. (2021). 8(1) 

The benefits of providing static stretching exercise targeting the hips in patients with non-specific Low Back Pain (NSLBP) are not well established. The objective of the study was to verify the effects of static stretching on function, pain and range of motion on patients with non-specific Low Back Pain (NSLBP).

5. Kinematic analysis of movement impaired by generalization of fear of movement-related pain in workers with low back pain

Fujii, Ren., Imai, Ryota., Tanaka, Shinichiro. & Morioka, Shu.
PLoS One. (2021, Sep). 16(9), e0257231.

Purpose: To identify impaired trunk movement during work-related activity in individuals with low back pain (LBP) and investigate whether abnormalities were caused by generalized fear of movement-related pain.

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Articles: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, October 2021

6. Extending the role of nursing assistants in mental health inpatient settings: A multi-method study

Michael A. Roche., Suzanne, Glover. & Xiaoou, Luo
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. (2021, Oct). 30(5), 1070-1079.

This study extended an existing set of care activities and explored the perceptions of nursing assistants and registered nurses regarding these activities. A modified Delphi approach added 14 new care activities for nursing assistants. A follow-up survey found significant differences between nursing assistants and registered nurses regarding utilization of the activities, delegation, teamwork, and role clarity.

7. Experiences, emotional responses, and coping skills of nursing students as auxiliary health workers during the peak COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative study

Judith Roca., Olga Canet-Vélez., Tània Cemeli., Ana Lavedán., Olga Masot & Teresa Botigué
International Journal of mental health nursing. (2021, Oct). 30(5), 1080-1092.

The objectives of this study were to explore the experiences and emotional responses of final-year nursing students who volunteered to carry out healthcare relief tasks during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to identify the coping strategies they adopted to deal with this situation.

8. A retrospective study examining the adverse effect of childhood abuse among adult psychiatric service users in Britain

Nadia Mantovani & Jared Smith
International Journal of mental health nursing. (2021, Oct). 30(5), 1093-1105.

The long-term effects of childhood abuse have been well studied though the effects of abuse of specific types in adult psychiatric service users are less known. This study aimed to assess the association between childhood abuse and the development of harmful social and behavioural outcomes among adult psychiatric service users.

9. Service user experiences of a novel in-reach rehabilitation and recovery service for people with profound and enduring mental health needs

Penn Smith, Lisa Simpson & Anna Madill
International Journal of mental health nursing. (2021, Oct). 30(5), 1106-1116.

This article provides an organizational case study using exploratory qualitative and visual research methods. We address the research question: What are the experiences of service users who use a novel in-reach rehabilitation and recovery service for people with severe and enduring mental health needs?

10. Determining mental health literacy of undergraduate nursing students to inform learning and teaching strategies

Amornrat S. Saito & Debra K. Creedy
International Journal of mental health nursing. (2021, Oct). 30(5), 1117-1126.

There is limited research on mental health literacy among undergraduate nursing students in Australia. Overseas studies indicate significant gaps in students’ knowledge and practice. The aims of this study were to (1) assess mental health literacy knowledge in undergraduate nursing students and compare these across year levels, and to (2) identify students’ learning needs about mental health literacy in practice.

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Articles: COVID-19: Psychological Impact

11. Addressing the Clinical Impact of COVID-19 on Pediatric Mental Health

Nicole Bartek., Jessica L. Peck., Dawn Garzon & Susan VanCleve
Journal of Pediatric Health Care. (2021, Jul). 35(4), 377-38.

The COVID-19 pandemic impacts daily lives of families globally. Sequelae are not limited to physical consequences of medical complications but extend into social, emotional, spiritual, and psychological health. This article will review the impact of COVID-19 on child mental health and give practical interventions to foster resilience in youth and their families.

12. Life in lockdown: Social isolation, loneliness and quality of life in the elderly during the COVID-19 pandemic: A scoping review

Kadriye Sayin Kasar & Emine Karaman
Geriatric Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2021.03.010. Online ahead of print.

Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) had an unprecedented effect all over the world, especially in older individuals. The aim is to evaluate the social isolation, loneliness and quality of life of elderly individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic and to map suggestions to reveal and improve the current situation.

13. Immediate psychological impact on nurses working at 42 government-designated hospitals during COVID-19 outbreak in China: A cross-sectional study  

Su Hong., Ming Ai.,  Xiaoming Xu, Wo Wang., Jianmei Chen, Qi Zhang., Lixia Wang & Li Kuang
Nursing Outlook. (2021, Jan). 69(1) 6-12.

During an epidemic of a novel infectious disease, frontline nurses suffer from unprecedented psychological stress. This study aimed to assess the immediate psychological impact on frontline nurses in China.

14. Relationships between physical activity, social isolation, and depression among older adults during COVID-19: A path analysis

Lee Anne Siegmund., Karen S. Distelhorst., James F. Bena & Shannon L. Morrison
Geriatric Nursing. (2021). S0197-4572(21)00280-9. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2021.08.012. Online ahead of print.

There are known significant relationships between greater physical activity and less depression, and greater social isolation and greater depression; therefore, it is important to understand these relationships among older adults during COVID-19.

15. The experiences of critical care nurses caring for patients with COVID-19 during the 2020 pandemic: A qualitative study

Jacqueline M. Gordon, Terry Magbee & Linda H. Yoder
Applied Nursing Research. (2021, Jun). Vol. 59, Article 151418. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2021.151418.

COVID-19 placed nurses at the forefront of battling this pandemic in the intensive care unit (ICU). Emerging international evidence suggests nurses experience psychological and physical symptoms as a result of caring for these patients.

16. COVID-19 Fear Level of Surgical Nurses Working in Pandemic and Surgical Units

Seher Ünver & Seda Cansu Yeni?ün
Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing. (2021). doi: 10.1016/j.jopan.2021.04.014

Nurses who care for COVID-19 patients are more likely to be affected psychologically than nurses who do not, and reactions such as increased fear may lead to psychological problems among nurses. The aim of this study was to determine the COVID-19 fear level of surgical nurses by using the Fear of COVID-19 Scale

17. The mediating effect of academic engagement between psychological capital and academic burnout among nursing students during the COVID-19 pandemic: A cross-sectional study

Jinfang Wang., Lingrui Bu., Yan Li., Jie Song & Na Li.
Nurse Education Today. (2021, Jul). Vol. 102, Article 104938. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2021.104938

Almost all universities have been forced to close and change to online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been a big challenge for students. The aim is to describe academic burnout and clarify the relationships between academic burnout, academic engagement, and psychological capital among nursing students in traditional Chinese medicine universities.

18. Resilience as a mediator between compassion fatigue, nurses' work outcomes, and quality of care during the COVID-19 pandemic

Leodoro J. Labrague & Janet Alexis A. de los Santos
Applied Nursing Research. (2021, Oct). Vol. 61, Article 151476. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2021.151476

Nurses in the frontline of the battle against COVID-19 are highly vulnerable to compassion fatigue (CF), which may affect their mental health, work effectiveness, and patient safety outcomes. This study aims to examine the mediating role of resilience in the relationship between CF and frontline nurses' job outcomes (job satisfaction and turnover intention) and care quality.

19. The Physical and Psychological Effects of Personal Protective Equipment on Health Care Workers in Wuhan, China: A Cross-Sectional Survey Study

Wei Xia., Lin Fu., Haihan Liao., Chan Yang., Haipeng Guo & Zhouyan Bian
Journal of Emergency Nursing, 2020-11-01. 46(6), 791-801.e7

The purpose of this study was to rapidly quantify the safety measures regarding donning and doffing personal protective equipment, complaints of discomfort caused by wearing personal protective equipment, and the psychological perceptions of health care workers in hospitals in Wuhan, China, responding to the outbreak.

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Articles: Applied Nursing Research, August 2021

20. Nurses' pandemic lives: A mixed-methods study of experiences during COVID-19

Kathleen Gray., Paulette Dorney., Lori Hoffman & Albert Crawford
Applied Nursing Research. (2021, Aug). Vol. 60, Article 151437. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2021.151437

The US healthcare settings and staff have been stretched to capacity by the COVID-19 pandemic. This study aimed to document nurses' immediate reactions, major stressors, effective measures to reduce stress, coping strategies, and motivators as they provided care during COVID-19.

21. Effectiveness of a best practice guideline to manage pain in surgical patients

María-Pilar Córcoles-Jiménez PhD (History)., María-Victoria Ruiz-García., María-Lucía Herreros-Sáez., María-José Ayuso-Sánchez., Ana-Belén Flores-Bautista & María-Jesús Serna-Roldán
Applied Nursing Research. (2021, Aug). Vol. 60, Article 151436. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2021.151436

The prevention and control of acute postoperative pain is essential, not only to avoid unnecessary suffering, but to reduce postoperative morbidity, recovery time, hospital stay and associated costs. Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of implementing the Clinical Best Practice Guideline (BPG) “Assessment and Management of Pain” recommendations for pain control in surgical patients

22. Racial differences in physical activity in nursing home residents with cognitive impairment

Nicole A. Viviano ., Elizabeth Galik & Barbara Resnick
Applied Nursing Research, 2021-08-01, Volume 60, Article 151445. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2021.151445

Nursing home (NH) residents with moderate-to-severe cognitive impairment experience mostly sedentary lifestyles.. Previous research has examined racial differences in physical activity (PA) levels in community-dwelling older adults but not in NH residents with cognitive impairment, and the current study aimed to examine these differences.

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Events

23. Navigating the Reform Journey in Aged Care

Brought to you by the NZ Aged Care Association Education Trust

(Rescheduled from Auckland 19-20 October 2021)

Date: Tuesday 1 to Thursday 3 March 2022
Venue: Te Pae, the Christchurch Convention Centre. 

24. Health and Care Services for Older People Conference

Towards a dynamic care sector for New Zealand’s ageing population

Explore the key challenges facing the health and care system in coping with the growing population of older people in New Zealand, enabling all the key stakeholders to develop strategies, effectively fund and provide the services that this growing population requires.

Date: 28 Feb - 1 Mar 2022
Venue: Ellerslie Events Centre, Auckland

25. 36th Industrial and Employment Relations (IER) Summit

Critical updates on: 

- The vision for employment and workforce relations 

- Alternative engagement of workers  

- The evolving legislation for the Holidays Act  

- Working from home restrictions, opportunities and considerations 

- Changing trends & remedies among employment referees 

Date: 30 - 31 Mar 2022
Venue: Auckland

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National news

26. New tools to help those “waking up on the wrong side of the bed”.

Health Promotion Agency - 30 Sep 2021

We all know that sleep affects your mental wellbeing. That’s why Te Hiringa Hauora | Health Promotion Agency is sharing new tools and resources to help you learn more about how you, and your family, can sleep better and feel more rested.

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International news

27. Why women are more burned out than men

BBC – 4 October 2021

Statistics show that stress and burnout are affecting more women than men en masse. Why – and what happens next?

28. ‘Email is a zombie that keeps rising from the dead’: the endless pursuit of Inbox Zero

The Guardian – 4 October 2021

As emails loom omnipresent in our connected lives, is the quest for an empty inbox a noble pursuit or an unwinnable war?

29. ‘Privilege’ to care: Nurse leaves retirement to join COVID-19 frontline

The Age – 2 October 2021

Marion Richardson retired from nursing several years ago, but a fleeting thought led her to keep her registration.

30. Mandatory jab for authorised workers a difficult but necessary decision

The Age – 4 October 2021

This week, the Victorian government extended its requirement for vaccination of certain essential workers to all authorised workers in the state. This is a tough call but justified by a unique set of circumstances and the temporary nature of the mandate.

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