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Issue 9 - 28 March 2012

Books held by the NZNO Library

These books can be borrowed by NZNO members for a period of 4 weeks.

1. False Economy: New Zealanders face the conflict between paid and unpaid work
By Anne Else
Published by Tandem Press, 1996

2. Housing & Health: Research, Policy and Innovation
edited by Philippa Howden-Chapman & Penelope Carroll
Published by Steele Roberts, 2004

3. Nurses on the move: Migration and the global health care economy
By Mireille Kingma
Published by Cornell University Press, 2006

4. Cultural Safety in Aotearoa New Zealand
edited by Dianne Wepa
Published by Pearson education, 2005


5. Oversimplifying the complexities of nursing
By Alan Pearson Editor-in-Chief. International Journal of Nursing Practice, Volume 18, Issue 1, February 2012

6. Status of costing hospital nursing work within Australian casemix activity-based funding policy
Liza Heslop. International Journal of Nursing Practice, Volume 18, Issue 1, February 2012: 2-6
Australia has a long history of patient level costing initiated when casemix funding was implemented in several states in the early 1990s. Australia includes, to some extent, hospital payment based on nursing intensity adopted within casemix funding policy and the Diagnostic Related Group system. Costing of hospital nursing services in Australia has not changed significantly in the last few decades despite widespread introduction of casemix funding policy at the state level. Recent Commonwealth of Australia National Health Reform presents change to the management of the delivery of health care including health-care costing. There is agreement for all Australian jurisdictions to progress to casemix-based activity funding. Within this context, nurse costing infrastructure presents contemporary issues and challenges. An assessment is made of the progress of costing nursing services within casemix funding models in Australian hospitals. Valid and reliable Australian-refined nursing service weights might overcome present cost deficiencies and limitations.

7. The health-care environment through the eyes of a child—Does it soothe or provoke anxiety?
Deborah Norton-Westwood. International Journal of Nursing Practice, Volume 18, Issue 1, February 2012: 7-11
Health-care environments can be intimidating and scary places especially in the eyes of a child. When attempting to create spaces that are engaging to children, how do we know what works and are the needs the same across the age groups? In a 2011 comprehensive systematic review, a total of 20 studies were reviewed to answer the question: Can the health-care environment have an impact on children's anxiety? The results of the review showed that the built environment can support and enhance the coping strategies utilized by children, however further research is needed. The aim of this article is to summarize the findings of the review highlighting simple design strategies of minimal cost to large construction projects warranting extensive resources. Careful evaluation of space incorporating end-user input can result in age appropriate environments that support safe, quality care and enhance a positive health-care experience for all.

8. Nursing students' perceptions about nursing care plans: A Turkish perspective
International Journal of Nursing Practice, Volume 18, Issue 1, February 2012: 12–19
: This descriptive study was planned in order to assess self-perceived sufficiency levels of nursing students at preparing nursing care plans and also determine the effect of these plans on students' occupational development. Sample of the study was consisted of 55 nursing students who were taking oncological training. Data were collected by using Personal Information Form and Student Care Plan Evaluation Form. Non-parametric tests were used in data analysis. Students perceived themselves ‘insufficient’ although assessing reproductive neurological and cardiovascular systems, respectively, and also interpreting results of hemogram and urine tests. No significant difference was found between the initial and last nursing care plans prepared by the students during clinical training. Sixty % of students reported that preparing and implementing nursing care plans had favourable effects on their occupational development. Results suggest that students should be well prepared before clinical training programmes and also nursing care plans should be revised and used in more proper and practical ways in order to enhance students' occupational development.

9. The assessment of quality of life in female Turkish patients with overactive bladder
International Journal of Nursing Practice, Volume 18, Issue 1, February 2012: 20-27
The objective of this study was to examine the quality of life in female Turkish patients with overactive bladder (OAB). The investigation was conducted as a cross-sectional study between January and April 2010. Two hundred eighty female patients responded to the Overactive Bladder Validated Eight-Question Screener, the OAB disease-specific health-related quality-of-life scale (OAB questionnaire (OAB-q)) and the general quality-of-life scale EuroQol Five-Dimensional Questionnaire (EQ-5D) for the study. Of the 280 patients, 38.9% was classified as having OAB. The mean age was 47.0 ± 8.7. All of the quality-of-life domains (coping, concern, sleep and social) and OAB-q total scores in women with OAB were significantly worse than in women without OAB (P < 0.001 for all). Similarly, the EQ-5Dindex and EQ-5DVAS scores for women with OAB were significantly worse than for women without OAB (P < 0.001 and P = 0.006, respectively). OAB-q and EQ-5Dindex scores in menopausal women were significantly lower than non-menopausal women (P < 0.05) in patients with OAB. In conclusion, OAB negatively affects quality of life in Turkish women. However, many women's quality of life can be improved if the patients seek medical treatment. Thus, nurses should encourage the patients to seek medical support in order to cope with health-related quality-of-life problems.

10. Participants' perspectives of a multi-component, group-based weight loss programme supplement for cardiac rehabilitation: A qualitative study
By Robyn Gallagher, Ann Kirkness, Elizabeth Armari & Patricia M Davidson. International Journal of Nursing Practice, Volume 18, Issue 1, February 2012: 28-35
Addressing overweight and obesity in people with cardiovascular risk factors is an important aspect of cardiac rehabilitation, but minimal implementation of targeted strategies has occurred. The aim of this study was to describe participants' perspectives of a multi-component, group-based weight loss supplement to cardiac rehabilitation programmes. Four focus groups of participants completing the intervention (n = 16) and maintenance phases (n = 19) of the Healthy Eating and Exercise Lifestyle Program (HEELP) were conducted. Interviews were transcribed and thematically analyzed using an inductive process. The overall theme of participants' responses was that HEELP helped them reprogramme their lifestyle behaviours to achieve weight loss. The programme was unique compared with other weight loss programmes because it was delivered and developed by familiar and expert health professionals who tailored the programme to participants' health status. Themes included the process of recognizing and deciding to make a commitment to managing their weight problem and feeling supported by the group and the staff to do this. Participants valued the group-based structure and the specific tools used in the programme. The programme content and structure provides a framework for the development of supplemental programmes for overweight and obese people at high cardiovascular risk.

11. Critical discourse analysis: Understanding change in maternity services 
By Meredith McIntyre, Karen Francis & Ysanne Chapman. International Journal of Nursing Practice, Volume 18, Issue 1, February 2012: 36-43
This paper provides an example of the use of critical discourse analysis (CDA) in the area of maternity care policy and describes the process of CDA as an effective research method for understanding the influences of change in the context of Australian maternity services. CDA is a methodological approach that examines how discourse is formed and given power, as a result of how power is used, who uses it and the context within which this usage takes place. The application of CDA is described in this study for the purpose of examining key-stakeholder use of knowledge and power for the purpose of influencing the direction of the maternity services reform. The CDA theoretical framework guided discourse identification and analysis of the purpose behind the discourse through examination of power relationships between key stakeholders. The use of a theoretical lens in the form of neoliberalism to supplement the theoretical framework facilitated the exposure of forces intrinsic to the maternity care context driving change.

12. Self-care strategies to facilitate sleep in patients with heart disease—A qualitative study (pages 44–51)
By Anna Johansson, Johan Karlsson, Karin Brödje & Ulla Edell-Gustafsson. International Journal of Nursing Practice, Volume 18, Issue 1, February 2012: 44-51
This study aimed at exploring and describing the self-care management strategies used by patients with coronary artery disease to facilitate sleep. Qualitative interviews in a dialogue manner, in a phenomenographic reference frame analyzed according to manifest and latent principles of qualitative content analysis, were performed. A purposeful sampling technique was used including 11 patients with coronary heart disease in a Heart Medical Unit in a general hospital setting. Two main themes were identified: ‘sleep-rhythm’ and ‘sleep-hygiene’ including four descriptive categories. The categories reveal five basic responses including emotions, cognition, physical symptoms (reactions), behaviours and/or the sleep environment, which were related to perceived or actual presence of sleep-wake problems and health that were the underlying reason for the self-care management strategies. Basically, intervention studies that address these five responses for choice of non-pharmacological methods based on cognitive behavioural therapy provided by nurses are needed.

Journal - Table of Contents

13. From The Tube, Volume 29, Issue 1, February 2012
. From the Editors Desk
. National Endosopy Service Improvement Programme
. Trying to understand Argon Plasma Coagulation
Conference report
.  CTC in the symptomatic Patient
. Transition from section to college
Conference presentation
. Alcohol Recidivism following liver transplantation for alcoholic liver disease in New Zealand
International conference report
. Endoscope reprocessing
. Unit Meeting Christchurch: Canterbury gastroenterology Nurses Forum
Conference Presentation
. Hydrogen breath testing
Conference Report
. Supportive care for people affected by cancer
Conference Presentation
. Animal antics [Intra-professional relations within the gastroenterology team
13L. Developing a new purpose built Endoscopy Unit - the journey [Medical day stay, Tauranga Hospital]
13M. Bringing it back to the patient
13N. Are you competent for callouts?
13O. Challenges of inflammatory bowel disease nursing
13P. New Zealand Gastroenterology Units [Contact details for each one]


14. Pacific Health Research Fono 2012
Pacific Edge: Transforming Knowledge into Innovative Practice - will provide an opportunity for Pacific and non-Pacific peoples, researchers and health professionals from New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific to discuss Pacific health research knowledge that will inform innovative practice
April 18-19
Venue: Auckland
More information:

News - National

15. Striking 'to get point across'
Rolling strike for higher wages

Manawatu Standard - 20 March 2012

16. Digital yearbook collection
The New Zealand Official Yearbook has provided a comprehensive statistical picture of life in New Zealand since 1893. ‘Handbooks’ and ‘Blue books’ of statistical information go back even further.

17. Union wins, but lock-out battle continues
ODT - 28 Mar 2012
Auckland port workers have won a court injunction against having their jobs contracted out until mid-May, but with no guarantee of being allowed back on the wharves.The port company has also undertaken to pay eight days' wages tomorrow to permanent staff who voted last Thursday to end a four-week strike but have not been allowed back.

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