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Issue 20 - 27 October 2021

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​Books held by the NZNO Library

  1. W50 JOH -  Alzheimer's disease, media representations and the politics of euthanasia: Constructing risk and selling death in an ageing society
  2. WY 154 AIT -  Critical care nursing
  3. WY128 MAR - No one left behind: How nurse practitioners are changing the Canadian health care system. 
  4. JZ KEL -  No ordinary deal: Unmasking the trans-pacific partnership free trade agreement

Articles: The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, October 2021

  1. Weathering the Storm of Uncertainty: Transitioning Clinical Specialties as an Experienced Nurse
  2. Mental Health Issues Among Farmers: An Online Continuing Education Program for Nurses

Articles: COVID-19 and Health Inequities

  1. Editorial: COVID-19, mental health and ethnic minorities
  2. Vulnerability and Resilience: Use and Misuse of These Terms in the Public Health Discourse
  3. Sinophobic Stigma Going Viral: Addressing the Social Impact of COVID-19 in a Globalized World
  4. Anti-Asian Xenophobia and Asian American COVID-19 Disparities

Articles: End of Life Discussions

  1. Nobody Wants to Talk About Dying: Facilitating End-of-Life Discussions
  2. Palliative and End-of-Life Care Education Needs of Nurses Across Inpatient Care Settings
  3. The silent transition from curative to palliative treatment: a qualitative study about cancer patients' perceptions of end-of-life discussions with oncologists.
  4. Let us talk about death: gender effects in cancer patients' preferences for end-of-life discussions.
  5. The Future is Probably Now: Understanding of illness, uncertainty and end-of-life discussions in older adults with heart failure and family caregivers.
  6. Dissonance on perceptions of end-of-life needs between healthcare providers and members of the public: Quantitative cross-sectional surveys.
  7. The pattern and timing of changes in preferred place of death for patients admitted to a community specialist palliative care service.
  8. Death in Trauma: The Role of the ACNP in Patient Advocacy and Familial Support in End-of-Life Care Decision-Making.

Articles: Nursing Older People, October 2021 [RCN Journal]

  1. Community nursing: tackling long-term effects of COVID-19 on older people living with frailty.
  2. Admiral Nurses: helping carers in the community
  3. Supporting older people with dementia to sleep well while in hospital
  4. Reimagining care homes: can the COVID-19 pandemic act as a catalyst for enhancing staff status and education?
  5. Understanding the basic assessment and treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms in older women. 

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. Flu pandemic effect on Māori a lesson for Covid approach
  2. Worse than Covid: The effects of past disease outbreaks still being felt

International news

  1. Breast cancer: 'Many men are oblivious they can get breast cancer'

Books held by the NZNO Library

The following books can be borrowed by current NZNO members for a period of 4 weeks. They will be couriered out to you, so please provide a street address if you are requesting any items.

1. W50 JOH – Alzheimer’s disease, media representations and the politics of euthanasia: Constructing risk and selling death in an ageing society

Megan-Jane Johnstone, Published 2016.

This book explores the 'Alzheimerisation' of the euthanasia debate, examining the shift in recent years in public attitudes towards the desirability and moral permissibility of euthanasia as an end-of-life 'solution' for people living with the disease - not just at its end stage, but also at earlier stages.

2.WY 154 AIT – Critical care nursing

Aitken, L., Marshall, A. & Chaboyer, W.
4th edition, Published 2019.

Endorsed by the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN). The text addresses all aspects of critical care nursing and is divided into three sections: scope of practice, core components and specialty practice, providing the most recent research, data, procedures and guidelines from expert local and international critical care nursing academics and clinicians.

3. WY128 MAR - No one left behind: How nurse practitioners are changing the Canadian health care system. 

Mariano, C. First edition, 2015.

A collection of true stories on the real life experiences of patients and the world  they live in as seen through the eyes of Canadian Nurse Practitioners.

4. JZ KEL – No ordinary deal: Unmasking the trans-pacific partnership free trade agreement

Edited by Jane Kelsey. Published 2010.

A new free-trade deal threatens to undermine New Zealand’s ability to make the political decisions its people want, argue Jane Kelsey and others in a series of essays on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

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Articles: The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, October 2021

5. Weathering the Storm of Uncertainty: Transitioning Clinical Specialties as an Experienced Nurse

Chicca, J.
The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. (2021). 52(10), 471-481. https://doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20210913-07

Experienced nurses who transitioned clinical specialties shared their experiences via 11 in-depth interviews, resulting in the middle range theory: weathering the storm of uncertainty. Nurses detached, encountered uncertainty, and established practice and place as they changed specialties. 

6. Mental Health Issues Among Farmers: An Online Continuing Education Program for Nurses

M. Susan Jones., M. Eve Main., Dawn Garrett-Wright., Catherine M. Malin, & Alicia Pennington, MS
The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. (2021). 52(10), 482-488. https://doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20210913-08

An asynchronous online continuing education (CE) program was created to increase nurses' awareness and knowledge of occupationally related mental health issues among farmers. 

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Articles: COVID-19 and Health Inequities

7. Editorial: COVID-19, mental health and ethnic minorities

Smith, K., Bhui, K. & Cipriani, A.
Evidence - Based Mental Health. (2020, Aug). 23(3), 89-90. doi:10.1136/ebmental-2020-300174

It has become increasingly evident that the risks of COVID-19, both in terms of infection rates and particularly of severe complications, are not equal across all members of society.

8. Vulnerability and Resilience: Use and Misuse of These Terms in the Public Health Discourse

Chae, D. H., Snipes, Shedra A., Chung, Kara W., Martz, Connor D. & Laveist, Thomas A.
American Journal of Public Health. (2021, Oct). 111(10), 1736-1740.

We propose that whereas the concept of group vulnerability may highlight systematic health inequities, such labels can pathologize communities that have been historically discriminated against or socially disadvantaged. For instance, health inequities occurring along lines of race and ethnicity, class and socioeconomic status, sexual orientation and gender identity, immigration and documentation status, or place of residence (rural vs urban) have been well documented.

9. Sinophobic Stigma Going Viral: Addressing the Social Impact of COVID-19 in a Globalized World

Viladrich, A.
American Journal of Public Health. (2021, Oct). 111 (10), 876-880. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2021.306201

This article critically examines the recent literature on stigma that addresses the overspread association among the COVID-19 pandemic and racial and ethnic groups (i.e., mainland Chinese and East Asian populations) assumed to be the source of the virus.

10. Anti-Asian Xenophobia and Asian American COVID-19 Disparities

Le, Thomas K., Cha, Leah., Han, Hae-Ra. & Tseng, Winston
American Journal of Public Health. (2020, Sep). 110(9), 1371-1373.

As coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has rapidly spread across the United States, so has xenophobia and discriminatory acts against Asian Americans.

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Articles: End of Life Discussions

11. Nobody Wants to Talk About Dying: Facilitating End-of-Life Discussions

Maryanne Barra
The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. (2021). 52(6), 287-293 https://doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20210514-08

This educational study investigated the association between nursing staff and end-of-life discussions in an assisted living facility. Although mandated, these conversations often are deficient due to health care providers' limited knowledge on advance care documents.

12. Palliative and End-of-Life Care Education Needs of Nurses Across Inpatient Care Settings

Deborah M. Price., Linda Strodtman., Marcos Montagnini., Heather M. Smith, PhD., Jillian Miller, Jennifer Zybert., Justin Oldfield., Tyler Policht. & Bidisha Ghosh.
The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. (2017). 48(7), 329-336. https://doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20170616-10

Educating nurses about palliative and end-of-life (EOL) care is a high priority in health care settings. The purpose of this study was to assess nurses' perceived competency regarding the provision of palliative and EOL care to hospitalized patients.

13. The silent transition from curative to palliative treatment: a qualitative study about cancer patients' perceptions of end-of-life discussions with oncologists.

Kitta, A., Hagin, A., Unseld, M., Adamidis, F., Diendorfer, T., Masel, E. K. & Kirchheiner, K.
Supportive Care in Cancer, (2021). 29(5), 2405-2413.

The aims of the study were to examine patients' experiences of end-of-life (EOL) discussions and to shed light on patients' perceptions of the transition from curative to palliative care. 

14. Let us talk about death: gender effects in cancer patients' preferences for end-of-life discussions.

Seifart, C., Riera Knorrenschild, J., Hofmann, M., Nestoriuc, Y., Rief, W. & von Blanckenburg, P. Supportive Care in Cancer. (2020). 28(10), 4667-4675.

Patients with advanced cancer often receive suboptimal end-of-life (EOL) care. Particularly males with advanced cancer are more likely to receive EOL care that is more aggressive, even if death is imminent. Critical factors determining EOL care are EOL conversations or advance care planning.

15. The future is probably now: understanding of illness, uncertainty and end-of-life discussions in older adults with heart failure and family caregivers.

Im, Jennifer., Mak, Susanna., Upshur, Ross., Steinberg, Leah. & Kuluski, Kerry.
Health Expectations. (2019). 22(6), 1331-1340.

Earlier end-of-life communication is critical for people with heart failure given the uncertainty and high risk of mortality in illness. Despite this, end-of-life communication is uncommon in heart failure. This study explores patients' and caregivers' understanding of illness, experiences of uncertainty, and perceptions of end-of-life discussions in advanced illness.

16. Dissonance on perceptions of end-of-life needs between healthcare providers and members of the public: Quantitative cross-sectional surveys.

Cardona, Magnolia., Lewis, Ebony., Shanmugam, Shantiban., Nicholson, Margaret., Williamson, Margaret., Hanly, Laura. & Hillman, Ken.
Australasian Journal on Ageing. (2019). 38(3), e75-e84.

Objective: To investigate views, determinants and barriers to end-of-life discussions for doctors, nurses and members of the public (MoP) and their acceptability of risk prediction tools.

17. The pattern and timing of changes in preferred place of death for patients admitted to a community specialist palliative care service.

Win, Min Min., Fischer, Amanda. & Good, Phillip.
Progress in Palliative Care. (2019). 27(1), 4-9.

For patients receiving palliative care, expressing a preferred place of death (PPD) reduces anxiety and depression and increases the likelihood of achieving their preference. The aim of this study was to identify the pattern and timing of how patients (and families) receiving specialist palliative care change their PPD over time.

18. Death in Trauma: The Role of the ACNP in Patient Advocacy and Familial Support in End-of-Life Care Decision-Making.

Barndt, Stephanie N.
Journal of Trauma Nursing. (2018). 25(3), 171-176.

The trauma acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) participates in the care of critically-ill patients by utilizing his or her advanced clinical skills at the bedside and through communication with the interdisciplinary team, the patient, and the patient's family. Although the incidence of morbidity is decreasing in trauma, death can occur shortly after arrival to hospital, or in the days after initial injury, leading to the need for the unexpected conversation of end-of-life wishes with a patient or the patient's family.

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Articles: Nursing Older People, October 2021 [RCN Journal]

19. Community nursing: tackling long-term effects of COVID-19 on older people living with frailty.

Nursing Older People. (2021, Oct). 33(5), 9-11. doi: 10.7748/nop.33.5.9.s4

As community nursing services look to life after the pandemic, the focus is changing to keeping older people living with frailty safe at home and encouraging them to self-care. Older people living with frailty and affected by COVID-19 have become a significant part of the caseload of community nursing teams since the pandemic began last year.

20. Admiral Nurses: helping carers in the community.

Nursing Older People. (2021, Oct). 33 (5), 12-13. doi: 10.7748/nop.33.5.12.s5

Mary-Jo Anson provides invaluable primary care support to people and families living with dementia. For Admiral Nurse Mary-Jo Anson, the unpredictability of dementia ensures her role is always interesting. ‘No one presents in the same way; you walk into a different situation every time you visit a family,’ she says. ‘I’ve never felt my job is repetitive.

21. Supporting older people with dementia to sleep well while in hospital.

Ury, E.
Nursing Older People. (2021, Oct). 33(5), 14-19. doi: 10.7748/nop.2021.e1316

This article explores the causes and consequences of suboptimal sleep in hospitalised older people with dementia and discusses evidence-based interventions that nursing staff can use to support these patients to sleep well, including person-centred sleep care, changes to sleep hygiene, environmental adaptations and changes to medicine regimens.

22. Reimagining care homes: can the COVID-19 pandemic act as a catalyst for enhancing staff status and education?

Wild, D. J. & Szczepura A.
Nursing Older People. (2021, Oct). 33(5), 20-25. doi: 10.7748/nop.2021.e1321

This article describes the ongoing challenges and additional challenges caused by the pandemic in the care home sector. The authors argue for urgent reform to enhance the status and education of care home staff, move towards registration of the social care workforce in England, and achieve integration of health and social care services for older people.

23. Understanding the basic assessment and treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms in older women. 

Karim, F. & Rantell A.
Nursing Older People. (2021, Oct). 33(5), 33-41. doi: 10.7748/nop.2021.e1305

The aim of this article is to provide nurses with an understanding of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), particularly in older women.

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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. Flu pandemic effect on Māori a lesson for Covid approach.

Stuff - Oct 18 2021

Aotearoa has come a long way since Māori were turned away from health services during the influenza pandemic of 1918 – but a Māori health manager says we could still improve our approach. During the worldwide sweep of influenza, up to 50 million people died from the virus and in New Zealand, the death rate of Māori compared to the rest of the population was grim.

28. Worse than Covid: The effects of past disease outbreaks still being felt.

Stuff - Oct 11 2021

To date we have had 28 Covid-19 deaths in New Zealand, though no doubt others are on the way. The Spanish Flu in 1918-19 killed 9000 New Zealanders in only two months – about half the total casualties from World War I over four years. Polio killed 173 people in one year alone and returned at approximately 10-year intervals to kill another 30 to 50 in each outbreak.

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International news

29. Breast cancer: 'Many men are oblivious they can get breast cancer'.

By Matt Murray & Peter Shuttleworth
BBC News - 17 October 2021

"Most think it is a cancer only women can get and that may be because much of the awareness campaigns are aimed at women - with pink campaigns,"

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