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Issue 39 - 28 September 2022

Books available for borrowing

  1. Alzheimer's disease, media representations and the politics of euthanasia: Constructing risk and selling death in an ageing society
  2. Euthanasia, ethics and public policy: An argument against legislation
  3. Experiences of health workers in the COVID-19 pandemic: in their own words
  4. Life Time: The new science of the body clock, and how it can revolutionize your sleep and health
  5. Making healthy places: designing and building for health, well-being, and sustainability
  6. New Zealand Nurses: Caring for our people 1880-1950

Articles – Journal of Infection Prevention, September 2022

  1. Investigation of healthcare-associated SARS-CoV-2 infection: Learning outcomes from an investigative process in the initial phase of the pandemic
  2. Lessons from the COVID-19 epidemic in Hubei, China: Perspectives on frontline nursing
  3. Medical interns'; views on the strategies for reducing antibiotic misuse in the hospitals - what guidelines do they follow?
  4. Predictors of patient delay among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Northeast Thailand
  5. COVID-19 contact tracing in the hospitals located in the North Denmark region: A retrospective review

Articles – The Outlet: New Zealand Stomal Therapy Nurses, August 2022

  1. Marie Oldridge: 14 July 1935 - 7 April 2022
  2. Profile: Preeti Charan, Ostomy Clinical Nurse Specialist, Waitakere Community WDHB
  3. Nutrient absorption in the gastro-intestinal tract
  4. Using latest evidence to proactively match characteristics of the convex skin barrier to those of the patient
  5. How to quench your thirst? Time to rethink your drinks

Table of Contents

  1. The Tube: NZNO Gastroenterology Nurses' College. (2022, August). 48(2)

Events

  1. Design for Health Symposium 2022
  2. New Zealand 2023 Emergency Care Conference

National news

  1. Daily weed use makes you 17x more likely to be dependent

International news

  1. Younger carers don't fit the cliche, and it's leaving them feeling lonely and unsupported
  2. "This is a crisis": Head of medical association warns that the health-care system faces 'collapse'
  3. Don't want to get sick this winter? The pandemic health habits to keep long term

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Books available for borrowing

The following books can be borrowed by NZNO members for a period of 4 weeks. The books will be couriered out to you so please provide a physical address when you are requesting items.

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

Megan-Jane Johnstone
Published in paperback 2016

Drawing on extensive data including news media reports and commentaries, documentaries, courts and court reports, films, websites, professional literature and government and non-government agencies, 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. Euthanasia, ethics and public policy: An argument against legislation

John Keown
2nd edition, 2018

There are few more momentous and controversial questions facing contemporary societies than whether voluntary, active euthanasia (VAE) and/or physician-assisted suicide (PAS) should be permitted by law.

3. Experiences of health workers in the COVID-19 pandemic: in their own words

Marie Bismark., Karen Willis., Sophie Lewis & Natasha Smallwood
Published 2022

This book shares the stories of frontline health workers—told in their own words—during the second wave of COVID-19 in Australia. The book draws on over 9,000 responses to a survey examining the psychological, occupational, and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on frontline health workers.

4. Life Time: The new science of the body clock, and how it can revolutionize your sleep and health

Russell Foster
Published 2022

In the twenty-first century, we increasingly push our daily routines into the night, carrying out work, exercise and our social lives long after dark. But we have forgotten that our bodies are governed by a 24-hour biological clock which guides us towards the best time to sleep, eat and think. New science has proven that living out of sync with this clock is not only disrupting our sleep, but leaving us more vulnerable to infection, cancer, obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and mental illness.

5. Making healthy places: designing and building for health, well-being, and sustainability

Edited by Andrew L. Dannenberg., Howard Frumkin & Richard J. Jackson
Published 2011

The environment that we construct affects both humans and our natural world in myriad ways. There is a pressing need to create healthy places and to reduce the health threats inherent in places already built. However, there has been little awareness of the adverse effects of what we have constructed-or the positive benefits of well designed built environments.

6. New Zealand Nurses: Caring for our people 1880-1950

Pamela Wood
Published 2022

Pamela Wood draws on a wealth of nurses’ personal stories to explore the development of a distinctive kiwi nursing culture. This history begins in 1880, when Florence Nightingale’s ideas on ‘modern nursing’ began to be formally introduced into New Zealand, and ends in 1950, three years after the country severed its final ties as part of the British Empire. It examines the distinctive New Zealand nursing cultures that emerged in homes, hospitals, rural backblocks and M?ori settlements to war, disaster zones and pandemics.

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Articles – Journal of Infection Prevention, September 2022

7. Investigation of healthcare-associated SARS-CoV-2 infection: Learning outcomes from an investigative process in the initial phase of the pandemic

Isobel Ramsay., Katherine Sharrocks., Ben Warne & Nyarie Sithole
Journal of Infection Prevention, (Sept 2022). 23(5), 197–205. https://doi.org/10.1177/175717742210925

Healthcare-associated (HCA) SARS-CoV-2 infection is a significant contributor to the spread of the 2020 pandemic. Timely review of HCA cases is essential to identify learning to inform infection prevention and control (IPC) policies and organisational response. 

8. Lessons from the COVID-19 epidemic in Hubei, China: Perspectives on frontline nursing

Janita Pak Chun Chau., Suzanne Hoi Shan Lo., Jie Zhao., Laveeza Butt., Ravneet Saran., Simon Kwun Yu Lam & David R. Thompson
Journal of Infection Prevention, (Sept 2022). 23(5), 206–213. https://doi.org/10.1177/175717742210925

Aims: To explore nurses’ lived experiences at the frontline in order to identify and address their concerns and help enhance future responses to infectious disease outbreaks. A qualitative study was carried out. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 60 registered nurses who came to Hubei from different parts of China to care for patients with COVID-19.

9. Medical interns’ views on the strategies for reducing antibiotic misuse in the hospitals - what guidelines do they follow?

Kai Sing Sun., Tai Pong Lam., Tak Hon Chan., Kwok Fai Lam., Kit Wing Kwok., Hoi Yan Chan & Pak Leung Ho
Journal of Infection Prevention, (Sept 2022). 23(5), 214–221. https://doi.org/10.1177/17571774221094

Although the topic of antibiotic misuse is taught in medical schools, interns (fresh medical graduates) still encounter barriers to appropriate antibiotic prescription when they practice in hospitals under supervision. This study explored the medical interns’ views on antibiotic use and resistance, and their perceived enablers to appropriate antibiotic prescription.

10. Predictors of patient delay among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Northeast Thailand

Kampanart Chaychoowong., Roger Watson & David I. Barrett
Journal of Infection Prevention, (Sept 2022). 23(5), 222–227. https://doi.org/10.1177/17571774221094164

Pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) is a major health problem in Thailand. Delay in getting treatment is an important factor which may worsen the disease and increase TB transmission.

11. COVID-19 contact tracing in the hospitals located in the North Denmark region: A retrospective review

Dorte Fromberg., Nina Ank & Hans L Nielsen
Journal of Infection Prevention, (Sept 2022). 23(5), 228-234. https://doi.org/10.1177/1757177422110775

The Department of Infection Control, at our University Hospital conducted contact tracing of COVID-19 positive patients and staff members at all hospitals in the North Denmark Region.

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Articles – The Outlet: New Zealand Stomal Therapy Nurses, August 2022

12. Marie Oldridge: 14 July 1935 – 7 April 2022

The Outlet: New Zealand Stomal Therapy Nurses. (2022, August), 8.

Marie was one of the pioneers of Stomal Therapy Nursing in NZ. When she retired 7 years ago, she had given 40 years to Stomal Therapy nursing in Northland

13. Profile: Preeti Charan, Ostomy Clinical Nurse Specialist, Waitakere Community WDHB

The Outlet: New Zealand Stomal Therapy Nurses. (2022, August), 9.

“At the age of 7 I told my mum one day I will become a nurse. I had a first aid book where I used to look for ways to treat cuts and burns and treat fever at home”

14. Nutrient absorption in the gastro-intestinal tract

The Outlet: New Zealand Stomal Therapy Nurses. (2022, August), 14-15.

What sustains life and keeps every bodily system functioning, from the tiniest component (cell) to the largest (organ)? Glorious nutrient rich food.

15. Using latest evidence to proactively match characteristics of the convex skin barrier to those of the patient

Sheryl Waye, Stomal Therapy Nurse, Gold Coast University Hospital
The Outlet: New Zealand Stomal Therapy Nurses. (2022, August), 16-17.

16. How to quench your thirst? Time to rethink your drinks

Andrew Xia, MSC – Nutrition and dietetics
The Outlet: New Zealand Stomal Therapy Nurses. (2022, August), 18-19.

Intestinal failure (IF) is defined by the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) as the reduction of gut function below the minimum necessary for the absorption of nutrients, such as intravenous nutrition (IVN) is required to maintain health. The main symptoms of IF are diarrhoea or a high fistula/stoma output, which when severe, and lead to dehydration and malnutrition.

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Table of Contents

17. The Tube: NZNO Gastroenterology Nurses’ College. (2022, August). 48(2)

17A. NZNO NZGNC: Annual chairperson report 2022

17B. August 2022 Editor’s Report

17C. NZNO Gastroenterology Nurses’ College: Call to Action

17D. Gastroenterology Nurse Leaders Day [Friday 26 August 2022; Russley Golf Club & Function Centre, 428 Memorial Ave Christchurch].

17E. Greater Wellington Endoscopy – Nurses Education Evening

17F. Gastroenterological Nurses College of Australia 2022 Genca Calendar

17G. What you need to know about Hepatitis B

17H. Word search and germ matching

17I. Tube writing guidelines for authors

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Events

18. Design for Health Symposium 2022

Connections in Action: Privileging Community Voices

Date: 15 November 2022

Vist the website for more information and to book.

19. New Zealand 2023 Emergency Care Conference

Topics presented relate to the latest practices in emergency care and is most relevant to those working in pre-hospital and acute care settings.

Date: Monday 24 July 2023 5:00 pm – Friday 28 July 2023, 8:00 pm
Venue: QT Queenstown, 30 Brunswick Street, Queenstown, Otago 9300

Vist the website for more information and to book.

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National news

20. Daily weed use makes you 17x more likely to be dependent

1 News - 11 August 2022

The research, published in July, analysed six studies mostly from New Zealand and Australia and found that any level of cannabis use - even low levels - can be associated with a risk of cannabis use disorder (CUD).

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International news

21. Younger carers don't fit the cliche, and it's leaving them feeling lonely and unsupported

By Anna Kelsey-Sugg and Natalie Tencic for Life Matters

In 2010, Megan Gannon was "footloose and fancy free, living overseas and having a great time". But when her fiercely independent mum Mary was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease that year, Gannon, then 30 years old, returned to Victoria.

22. 'This is a crisis': Head of medical association warns that the health-care system faces 'collapse'

The new president of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) said Wednesday he fears the country's fragile health-care system will deteriorate further without an injection of cash - and a plan to increase the number of doctors and other health care professionals.

23. Don’t want to get sick this winter? The pandemic health habits to keep long term

With soaring flu cases and other illnesses lurking, experts weigh in on which Covid prevention measures are worth keeping up, and which to ditch. Dr. Alika Lafontaine, an anesthesiologist in Grande Prairie, Alta., and the group's first Indigenous president, told CBC News that Canada's health care is in "dire" straits, with quality care severely limited in some parts of the country.

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