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Issue 19 - 14 October 2021

Read Kai Tiaki online

Articles: Hand Hygiene

  1. “Did you wash your hands?”: a prospective study of patient empowerment to prompt hand washing by healthcare providers
  2. Hand hygiene feedback impacts compliance

Articles: AlterNative [Journal], June 2021

  1. Racism and silencing in the media in Aotearoa New Zealand
  2. Truth and reconciliation cinema: an ethico-political study of residential school imagery in contemporary Indigenous film
  3. Indigenous peoples’ experiences and preferences in aged residential care: a systematic review
  4. Expressing social justice within Indigenous research: a reflection on process and affirmation

Articles: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy [Journal], October 2020

  1. Health Promoting Schools: An Update
  2. A Systematic Review of the Association Between Hospital Cost/price and the Quality of Care
  3. Preferences for Weight Loss Treatment Amongst Treatment Seeking Patients with Severe Obesity: A Discrete Choice Experiment

Articles: Nurse Retention

  1. Determinants of healthcare worker turnover in intensive care units: A micro-macro multilevel analysis
  2. Explaining nursing attrition through the experiences of return-to-practice students: a mixed-methods study.
  3. Factors influencing retention among hospital nurses: systematic review.
  4. Factors Influencing retention intention of nurses at long-term care hospitals in Korea
  5. Identifying effective retention strategies for front-line nurses
  6. Influence of caring for COVID-19 patients on nurse’s turnover, work satisfaction, and quality of care
  7. The influence of simulation in predicting intent to stay, among critical care nurses
  8. Nurse managers’ views on why nurses leave their jobs: A qualitative study
  9. Why are experienced nurses leaving work?
  10. Support nurses with job embeddedness: Use this model to promote nurse retention.

Articles: Nursing-Sensitive Indicators

  1. Foundations of a nursing-sensitive outcome indicator suite for monitoring public patient safety in Western Australia
  2. Nursing-sensitive indicators: a concept analysis
  3. What nursing sensitive outcomes have been studied to-date among patients cared for in intensive care units? Findings from a scoping review
  4. Exploring the incidence and nature of nursing-sensitive orthopaedic adverse events: A multicenter cohort study using Global Trigger Tool

Events

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

National news

  1. Legal opinion: employers can require shot
  2. Palmerston North Hospital wards short-staffed 30 per cent of the time
  3. Exercise could be key weapon in fighting cancer

International news

  1. What are dust mites, why do they cause allergies and can we get rid of them?
  2. French study of over 22m people finds vaccines cut severe Covid risk by 90

Articles: Hand Hygiene

1. “Did you wash your hands?”: a prospective study of patient empowerment to prompt hand washing by healthcare providers

Eng, T. Y., Eng, N. L. & Jenkins, C.A.
Journal of Infection Prevention. (2021). 22(5), 195-202. https://doi.org/10.1177/17571774211012767

Hand hygiene is paramount in preventing the spread of healthcare-associated infections especially during disease epidemics. Compliance rates with hand hygiene policies remain below 50% internationally and may be lower in the outpatient care setting. This study assessed the impact of the patient empowerment model on hand hygiene compliance among healthcare providers.

2. Hand hygiene feedback impacts compliance

Lauren Fish., Donna Bopp., Debbie Gregory., Karen Denise Kerley., Sudhanshu Gakhar, Mark C Lavigne & Felicia Boyd.
AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control. (2021, Jul). 49(7), 907-911.

Health care-acquired infections are one of the top causes of mortality in the United States (Stone, 2009; Scott, 2009). Hand hygiene (HH) can reduce the incidence of such infections.

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Articles: AlterNative [Journal], June 2021

3. Racism and silencing in the media in Aotearoa New Zealand

AlterNative. (2021, Jun). 17(2), 156-164. https://doi.org/10.1177/11771801211015436

Racism in the Aotearoa New Zealand media is the subject of scholarly debate that examines how Māori (Indigenous Peoples of New Zealand) are broadcast in a negative and demeaning light. We offer new insights by arguing that the media industry propagates a racial discourse of silencing that sustains widespread ignorance of the ways that Pākehā sensibilities mediate society.

4. Truth and reconciliation cinema: an ethico-political study of residential school imagery in contemporary Indigenous film

Tyson Stewart
AlterNative. (2021, Jun). 17(2), 165–174.

This article explores an important facet of the New Wave of Indigenous filmmaking in Canada: residential school system history and imagery, its place in the historical archive, and the way it is being retold and reclaimed in films like Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013), Savage (2009), Sisters & Brothers (2015), Indian Horse (2017), and The Grizzlies (2018).

5. Indigenous peoples’ experiences and preferences in aged residential care: a systematic review

Karen Keelan, Suzanne Pitama, Tim Wilkinson, Cameron Lacey
AlterNative. (2021, Jun). 17(2), 175–182.

Although the demand for aged residential care increases, low use of aged residential care by Indigenous people raises questions about unrecognised barriers to health care. The objectives of this systematic literature review are to (a) examine current scientific literature that reports older Indigenous people’s experiences in aged residential care and (b) describe critical factors that shape Indigenous people’s preferences in aged residential care settings.

6. Expressing social justice within Indigenous research: a reflection on process and affirmation

Chioma Ohajunwa, Gubela Mji
AlterNative. (2021, Jun). 17(2), 83–190. https://doi.org/10.1177/11771801211001567

In this article, we reflect on the process of the implementation of enacted social justice through the concepts of conscious affirmation and informed compassion, within the methodological processes utilized when carrying out a qualitative research study in a South African Indigenous community.

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Articles: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy [Journal], October 2020

7. Health Promoting Schools: An Update

Lee, Albert., Lo, Amelia., Li, Queenie., Keung, Vera & Kwong, Amy.
Applied Health Economics and Health Policy. (2020, Oct). 18(5), 605-623.

The concept of a Health Promoting School has been found to be effective to improve health and well-being of students as well as a help with teaching and learning in school. Effective implementation of Health Promoting School is a complex intervention involving multi-factorial and innovative activity in many domains such as curriculum, school environment and community.

8. A Systematic Review of the Association Between Hospital Cost/price and the Quality of Care

Jamalabadi, Sara., Winter, Vera. & Schreyögg, Jonas.
Applied Health Economics and Health Policy. (2020, Oct). 18(5), 625-639.

This study aims to provide a synthesis of existing research concerning the relationship between hospital cost/ price and the quality of care.

9. Preferences for Weight Loss Treatment Amongst TreatmentSeeking Patients with Severe Obesity: A Discrete Choice Experiment

Queally, Michelle., Doherty, Edel., Finucane, Francis & O'Neill, Ciaran.
Applied Health Economics and Health Policy. (2020, Oct). 18(5), 689-698.

Treatment options for weight loss vary considerably with regard to risks and benefits, but the relative importance of treatment characteristics in patient decision-making is largely unknown, particularly amongst patients with severe obesity. Objective The objective of this study was to quantify, using a discrete choice experiment, the preferences of treatment seeking patients with severe obesity within the Irish population regarding different attributes of various obesity treatments.

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Articles: Nurse Retention

10. Determinants of healthcare worker turnover in intensive care units: A micro-macro multilevel analysis

Oumou Salama Daouda., Hocine, Mounia N & Temime, Laura.
PLoS One. (2021, May). 16(5), e0251779.

Several studies suggest that turnover is related to staff and patient outcomes. Indeed, high turnover in a hospital ward may lead to increased overtime, fatigue and stress, as well as low job satisfaction, among the remaining staff.

11. Explaining nursing attrition through the experiences of return-to-practice students: a mixed-methods study.

Garside, Joanne., Stephenson, John., Hayles, Jean., Barlow, Nichola & Ormrod, Graham
British Journal of Nursing. (2021). 30(8), 490-496.

Nurse shortage is an international issue that has adverse effects on health and the quality of care of whole populations. Aims: The study aimed to explore attrition experienced by return-to-practice students attending higher education institutions in England.

12. Factors influencing retention among hospital nurses: systematic review.

Marufu, Takawira C., Collins, Alexandra., Vargas, Liavel., Gillespie, Lucy & Almghairbi, Dalal
British Journal of Nursing. (2021). 30(5), 302-308.

Recruitment and retention of nursing staff is the biggest workforce challenge faced by healthcare institutions. Across the UK, there are currently around 50 000 nursing vacancies, and the number of people leaving the Nursing and Midwifery Council register is increasing. This review comprehensively compiled an update on factors affecting retention among hospital nursing staff.

13. Factors Influencing retention intention of nurses at long-term care hospitals in Korea

So Young Shin & Kim, Joo Hee.
Journal of Gerontological Nursing. (2021, Oct). 47(10), 44-53.

The current study aimed to assess relationships among role conflict, nursing professionalism, nursing work environment, and retention intention of nurses at long-term care (LTC) hospitals. Participants comprised 183 nurses at nine LTC hospitals located in Busan, Korea.

14. Identifying effective retention strategies for front-line nurses. 

Duru, D.C, Hammoud, M.S
Nursing Management. (2021, Sept) doi: 10.7748/nm.2021.e1971

Aim: To explore strategies to reduce the voluntary turnover of front-line nurses from the perspective of senior healthcare leaders.

15. Influence of caring for COVID-19 patients on nurse’s turnover, work satisfaction, and quality of care

Lavoie-Tremblay, Mélanie., Gélinas, Céline., Aubé, Thalia., Tchouaket, Eric. & Tremblay, Dominique.
Journal of Nursing Management. (2021, Aug). doi: 10.1111/jonm.13462. Online ahead of print.

To examine, through the lens of the Job Demands-Resources model, the influence of caring for COVID-19 patients on nurse’s perception of chronic fatigue, quality of care, satisfaction at work and intention to leave their organization and the profession.

16. The influence of simulation in predicting intent to stay, among critical care nurses

Goldsworthy, Sandra.
The Canadian Journal of Critical Care Nursing. 2021, Summer).32(2), 5-13.

This paper will present a study, which tested a theoretical Critical Care Nurse Retention model and mechanisms that may influence intent to stay in the organization, unit and nursing profession.

17. Nurse managers’ views on why nurses leave their jobs: A qualitative study 

Tuba YELYURT TETK., Ülkü BAYKAL & Nilgün GÖKTEPE
Collegian, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2021.08.002

This study aimed to determine the views of nurse managers on why nurses leave their jobs. The departure of nurses from nursing jobs adversely affects the quality and cost-effectiveness of patient care and leads to decreased motivation and job performance, adversely affecting institutional outcomes.

18. Why are experienced nurses leaving work?

Ellison, Janine.
Kai Tiaki : Nursing New Zealand. (2021, May). 27(4), 22-23,31.

Why do experienced ward nurses leave acute settings? This is a timely question during the COVID-19 pandemic with the additional pressure it has put on hospital nurses, and many others in the profession.

19. Support nurses with job embeddedness: Use this model to promote nurse retention.

Gibbs, Zelda
American Nurse Today. (2021, Jul). 16(6), 40-43.

The job embeddedness model focuses on job stability, and loss of further experience the reasons why nurses stay with an organization and guides administrators in reviewing every positive aspect of the workplace and strategizing to make what is good even better.

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Articles: Nursing-Sensitive Indicators

20. Foundations of a nursing-sensitive outcome indicator suite for monitoring public patient safety in Western Australia  

Diane E. Twigg., Judith D. Pugh., Lucy Gelder & Helen Myers
Collegian. (2016, Jun). 23(2), 167-181.

Objective: To develop a suite of nursing-sensitive outcome indicators for monitoring the safety of multi-day adult medical and surgical patients associated with nurse workloads and nursing workforce models.

21. Nursing-sensitive indicators: a concept analysis. 

Afaneh T., Abu-Moghli F. & Ahmad M
Nursing Management. (2021, Jun). 28(3), 28-33. doi: 10.7748/nm.2021.e1982.

Nursing-sensitive indicators (NSIs) are the criteria for changes in a person’s health status that nursing care can directly affect (Oner et al 2020). Aim: To analyse and develop an in-depth understanding of the concept of NSIs.

22. What nursing sensitive outcomes have been studied to-date among patients cared for in intensive care units? Findings from a scoping review 

Matteo Danielis., Alvisa Palese., Stefano Terzoni & Anne Lucia Leona Destrebecq
International Journal of Nursing Studies. (2020, Feb).102, 103491. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2019.103491 

Objectives: To describe the state-of-science in research in the field of nursing sensitive outcomes in intensive care units and to synthesize outcomes that have been documented to date as being influenced by nursing care.

23. Exploring the incidence and nature of nursing-sensitive orthopaedic adverse events: A multicenter cohort study using Global Trigger Tool

Ami Hommel., Martin Magnéli., Bodil Samuelsson., Kristina Schildmeijer., Desirée Sjöstrand., Katarina E. Göransson & Maria Unbeck
International Journal of Nursing Studies. (2020, Feb). 102, 103473 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2019.103473

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Events

24. 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. 

25. Health and Care Services for Older People

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

26. 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

27. Legal opinion: employers can require shot

By Riley Kennedy. Otago daily Times, Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Private businesses can make it compulsory for employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19 if they justify the need to do so, employment law specialists say.

28. Palmerston North Hospital wards short-staffed 30 per cent of the time

Manawatu Standard -  Oct 11 2021

Nearly one-third of nursing shifts were “under target” at Palmerston North Hospital during July, with care left undone and an increase in adverse incidents. The results of under-staffing were revealed in a report which measured how many nursing hours were needed to care for a mix of patients.

29. Exercise could be key weapon in fighting cancer

By ANMJ Staff|, October 5th, 2021

Exercise causes muscles to secrete proteins called myokines into the blood. Researchers from ECU’s Exercise Medicine Research Institute found that myokines can supress tumour growth and even help actively fight cancerous cells.

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International news

30. What are dust mites, why do they cause allergies and can we get rid of them?

ABC News - 11 October 2021

Dust mites are tiny arachnids, closely related to ticks. Only around a third of a millimetre long, these white spider-like bugs are everywhere. "You'll find them in carpets and beds and in your clothing, but as far as we know they don't live on your skin," says Euan Tovey of the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, who studied dust mite allergies.

31. French study of over 22m people finds vaccines cut severe Covid risk by 90%

The Guardian – 11 October 2021

Vaccination reduces the risk of dying or being hospitalised with Covid-19 by 90%, a French study of 22.6 million people over the age of 50 has found. The research published on Monday also found that vaccines appear to protect against the worst effects of the most prevalent virus strain, the Delta variant.

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