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Issue 27 - 22 August 2012

Books Available for borrowing

The following books are in the NZNO library and can be borrowed by members for 4 weeks.

1. "Doctor I feel funny": How to take the stress out of being in hospital, for patients and visitors
By Patricia Cameron-Hill & Dr Shayne Yates
This book tackles the everyday concerns of being in hospital with practical ideas and friendly advice which is easy to read and to use. The cartoons and funny stories combine the facts with fun to cheer up anybody who is in need of a lift.

2. Driving fear out of the workplace: Creating the high-trust, high-performance organization
By Kathleen D. Ryan & Daniel K. Oestreich
This book takes direct ain at organizational fear and the importance of creating a climate of trust. It also contains a new chapter on addressing fear during periods of rapid change. The authors offer practical directions for action and advice on where to begin and how to deal with this complex human emotion.

3. How to disagree without being disagreeable:  Getting your point across with the gentle art of verbal self-defense
By Suzette Haden Elgin
Using techniques outlined in this book, you will be able to respond clearly to hostile comments from others, by using language that reduces tension and creates rapport.

4. Quick team-building activities for busy managers: 50 exercises that get results in just 15 minutes
By Brian Cole Miller
Every group can benefit from team-building exercises. But sometimes it’s not practical to embark on a full-scale training initiative. Now, supervisors, managers, and team leaders have 50 team-building activities to choose from, all of which can be implemented with no special facilities, big expense, or previous training experience.
Readers will find engaging exercises for:
 - Building new teams and helping teams with new members
-  Dealing with change and its effects: anger, fear, frustration, and more
 - Recognizing individual efforts and team accomplishments
 - Finding creative ways to work together and solve problems
-  Increasing and improving communication
-  Leveraging diversity and individual differences to meet team goals

Articles on Burnout

5. Nurse to patient ratios impact burnout worldwide.
Australian Nursing Journal. May 2012, Vol. 19 Issue 10: p19
The article reports on research reported in a 2012 issue of the "British Medical Journal" which found that adequate nurse to patient ratios are associated with decreased nurse burnout rates and improved patient outcomes including mortality and patient satisfaction..

6. Study finds 42% nurse burnout in England
By Duffin, Christian. Nursing Management - UK. May 2012, Vol. 19 Issue 2: p5
The article discusses a three-year international study published in the British Medical Journal which found that about 42 percent of England's nurses suffered from burn out while 44 percent said they planned to leave the job the following year due to dissatisfaction. A high patient-to-staff ratio was found to be a key factor in low nurse morale and poor patient outcomes, while high nurse-to-patient ratios and well-managed working environments led to better care and higher patient satisfaction..

7. An ever-increasing workload is causing burnout and exhaustion.
By Sprinks, Jennifer. Nursing Standard. 2/22/2012, Vol. 26 Issue 25: p12-13
Unrelenting cost reductions in the NHS are taking their toll in Wales, with a sharp rise in the number of nurses on stress-related sick leave. Jennifer Sprinks reports. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR].

8. Strategies to assist prevention of burnout in nursing staff.
By Fearon, Christina & Nicol, Maggie. Nursing Standard. 12/7/2011, Vol. 26 Issue 14: p35-39
This article explores strategies that nurses can use to protect themselves from burnout. The literature emphasises the need for organisational reform to prevent burnout. In the absence of organisational change the use of problem-focused strategies and emotion-focused strategies, such as reflection, may offer some protection against burnout. There is evidence that improving nurses' wellbeing results in better patient care. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR].

9. Relationships Among Structural Empowerment, Psychological Empowerment, And Burnout in Registered Staff Nurses Working in Outpatient Dialysis Centers
By O'Brien, Janice L. Nephrology Nursing Journal. Nov/Dec 2011, Vol. 38 Issue 6: p475-482
This study explored relationships among structural empowerment, psychological empowerment, and burnout in registered staff nurses working in outpatient hemodialysis settings. The sample consisted of 233 registered staff nurses. The Emotional Exhaustion Subscale of the Maslach Burnout Inventory, the Conditions for Work Effectiveness II Questionnaire, and Psychological Empowerment Instrument were used to measure variables. Findings indicate that in this population of nurses, there is a significant inverse relationship between structured empowerment and burnout. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR].

10. Burnout in mental health nurses
By SINGH, CHARANJIT. Australian Nursing Journal. Oct 2011, Vol. 19 Issue 4: p38-39
The article reports on research on burnout among mental health nurses which was conducted in 2011 at several health care facilities in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia and found that male and highly qualified mental health nurses may be at greater risk of burnout..

Journal - Table of Contents

11. Selected articles From Canadian Nurse, June 2012 Volume 108, Number 6
. Who is the clinical nurse specialist? — Role clarification and educational standardization would lead to a better understanding of what it means to be a CNS.
11B. Nursing in New Brunswick: On the cusp of change — Facing economic, demographic and health challenges, the province ponders primary health care reform.
. Journal Club Spotlight: Scripted rounding
. A new approach to retaining older workers
A pilot project at Seven Oaks General Hospital in Winnipeg aimed at extending the careers of health-care professionals and helping them pass on their knowledge
. Scope for a stimulating career
Gastroenterology nurses experience variety, complexity and fast pace in their specialty.
. Small-town nurses think big
A community gets behind the planning for a workshop on death and dying — an idea that grew out of a book club discussion.
. Linda LePage-LeClair: Staying true to self
A lifelong learner and teacher who believes in challenging the status quo in health care to improve the system
. Shared responsibility? Family caregivers and home care nurses. Acknowledging family caregivers as individuals with their own needs

News - Ministry of Health

12. Food guidelines updated for children and young people
News article - 10 August 2012
The Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Children and Young People (Aged 2–18 years) have been updated and strengthened to reflect changes in New Zealand society and eating patterns. As well as enhancing existing information, the document includes considerations for Māori, Pacific and Asian population groups, and information on current meal patterns of New Zealand children and young people. Other topics include picky eating, caffeine and oral health

13. Health Expenditure Trends in New Zealand 2000–2010
Published online: 21 August 2012
Health Expenditure Trends in New Zealand 2000–2010, is the latest in a regular series prepared by the Ministry of Health. The main purpose of the series is to provide information on expenditure in the New Zealand health and disability sector. This document focuses on expenditure for the two years 2008/09 and 2009/10. This series continues from the 2008 publication and relates to all sources of health funding through the public and private sectors.

14. Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm: Consultation document
Published online: 10 August 2012.
The Ministry of Health is seeking written submissions on its Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm 2013/14 to 2015/16 consultation document. The consultation document includes a draft three-year service plan, proposed problem gambling levy rates for the period, and a needs assessment. The draft service plan is the integrated problem gambling strategy for the period. It describes the intervention services, public health services, research and evaluation that the Ministry intends to purchase to prevent and minimise gambling harm over the period. The main gambling operators (non-casino gaming machine societies, the casinos, the New Zealand Lotteries Commission and the New Zealand Racing Board) reimburse the government for the costs in the service plan. The consultation document sets out proposed problem gambling levy rates to achieve this.

News - National

15. Summerset on target for full-year forecast
ODT - 22 Aug 2012

Retirement village developer and operator Summerset Group Holdings has delivered increased revenue and remains on target to complete construction of 155 units this year, the latter underpinned by a $40 million Dunedin development. For its six months' trading to June, Summerset increased revenue from $16.1 million to $18.2 million and turned a $1.1 million loss a year ago to a $3.93 million profit.

16. Tobacco giant in online offensive
Auckland Now - 22 August 2012

A tobacco giant has launched a campaign to persuade the Government not to introduce plain cigarette packaging. Speaking in Auckland today British American Tobacco's (BAT) New Zealand general manager Steve Rush said the company would advertise nationwide against plain packaging and also lobby MPs and cabinet ministers

17. Land woes 'harming mental health'
The Press - 20 August 2012

Insurance and land-zoning concerns are affecting the mental health of Cantabrians trying to recover from the earthquakes, a psychologist says. Ron Chambers, of the Canterbury District Health Board, said there were a few "hiccups" in people's reactions to the quakes that broke from the usual pattern for disaster response. "The difficulty and the difference here is that we've been faced with many thousands of aftershocks which have complicated that recovery process and ... we've had to deal with [issues] around the land zoning and ... insurance,'' he said

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