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Issue 28 - 30 August 2012

Books Available for Borrowing

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

1.  Best Practice: Evidence based information sheets for health professionals 2007-2011
The Joanna Briggs Institute
Includes sheets on
- Assisting caregivers to support people with dementia
- Effective dietary interventions for overweight and obese children
- Effectiveness of Nurse Practitioners in residential aged care facilities
- Management of constipation in older adults
- Smoking cessation interventions and strategies

2.  Communication and the Manager's Job
By Annie Phillips

In this book, Annie Phillips takes a comprehensive look at ways of improving communication and management in health care.  The first part of the book presents a broad overview of communication.  It examines the foundations of good communication, understanding others, communicating with teams and groups, and general aspects of communication in organisations.  The second part of the book focuses on the healthcare manager's job and discusses the functions of a manager, problem solving, leadership skills, delegation, interviewing skills, the learning organisation, teaching and presentation skills.

3.  How to write reports & proposals
By Patrick Forsyth

Getting a message across on paper and presenting a proposal in a clear and persuasive form are vital skills for anyone in business. This book provides practical pointers if you need to impress, convince and persuade your colleagues or clients. It will help you to improve your writing skills and enable you to:
- Think constructively before writing;
- Create a good report;
- Produce persuasive proposals;
- Use clear and distinctive language;
- Present numbers, graphs and charts effectively.

4.  Pasifika Women: Our stories in New Zealand
By Sandra Kailahi

Sandra Kailahi interviews 20 Pacific women, including artists, sportswomen, politicians, lawyers, writers, educators and media personalities.

5.  When chicken soup isn't enough
Edited by Suzanne Gordon

This book brings together compelling personal narratives from a wide range of nurses from across the Globe. in the minefield of modern health care, there are myriad obstacles to quality patient care - including work overload, inadequate funds for nursing education and research, and poor communication between and within the professions, to name a few. The seventy RNs whose stories are collected here know that effective advocacy isn't easy. It takes nurses willing to stand up for themselves, their co-workers, their patients and the public.

Research and Theory for Nursing Practice [Journal]

6. Expanding Horizons: RTNP Calls for Newer Forms of Scholarly Work

By Algase, Donna L, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, F-NGNA. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice 26. 2 (2012): 71-3.
Source: Proquest Nursing and Allied Health Source Database

7. Effort, Workload, and Depressive Symptoms in Family Caregivers of Older Adults: Conceptualizing and Testing a Work-Health Relationship
By Juratovac, Evanne; Morris, Diana L, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA; Zauszniewski, Jaclene A, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN; Wykle, May L, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice 26. 2 (2012): 74-94
Increasing effort in response to a complex workload is detrimental to workers' health and may explain the negative health consequences experienced by millions of family caregivers who are the primary workforce for older adult care in the United States. This cross-sectional, descriptive correlational study used survey data from 110 family caregivers of community-dwelling older adults to theoretically explain caregiving effort (as perceived exertion) and to examine the relationship between effort and depressive symptoms, a particularly persistent adverse caregiver health outcome. Visual analog scales and exemplar quotes explicated physical, mental, emotional, and time-related effort. Notably, effort was considered too multidimensional by several caregivers to discretely categorize. Among the relationships tested, effort was statistically significantly correlated with workload proxies (time, difficulty, overload), caregiver health and depressive symptoms, and care receiver function. Using regression analysis, effort and workload did not have direct effects on depressive symptoms. Surprisingly, effort was not decreased for caregivers who had formal or informal caregiving help. These findings support an energetical conceptualization in caregiving and highlight the complexity of a caregiving workload assessment. Practice suggestions are offered toward tailored health promotion strategies to benefit the families who constitute this essential, global caregiving workforce.
Source: Proquest Nursing and Allied Health Source Database
8. Familiarity Knowledge in Student Nurses' Clinical Studies: Exemplified by Student Nurses in Palliative Care
By  Haugan, Grethe; Hanssen, Ingrid. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice 26. 2 (2012): 95-107
In this article based on a literary study, the form of knowledge named familiarity knowledge is examined. Although rooted in the philosophical tradition of Wittgenstein and Polanyi, the development of familiarity knowledge is tied in with clinical practice and particular patients and contexts while paying attention to the framework factors influencing the setting as a whole as well as with theoretical knowledge relevant to the situation at hand. Palliative care makes a backdrop for some of the discussion. Familiarity knowledge can never be context free and attends to that which is unique in every nurse-patient relationship. Both assertive and familiarity knowledge are needed to care for dying patients in a competent, sensitive, and truly caring manner. Mentors need to help students synthesize assertive knowledge and familiarity knowledge during their clinical studies to enrich both kinds of knowledge and deepen their understanding. Student nurses expertly mentored and tutored while caring for dying patients living at home become, for instance, less apprehensive about facing dying patients than students not so mentored. Nurses need to understand the complexity of nursing care to be able to see the uniqueness of the situation and approach the individual patient on the bases of experience and insight.
Source: Proquest Nursing and Allied Health Source Database

9. Self-Management Support in Chronic Illness Care: A Concept Analysis
By Kawi, Jennifer. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice 26. 2 (2012): 108-25
This article reports on the concept analysis of self-management support (SMS) to provide clarity for systematic implementation in practice. SMS is a concept in its early phase of development. It is increasingly evident in literature on chronic illness care. However, the definition has been simplified or vague leading to variable SMS programs and inconsistent outcomes. Elucidation of SMS is necessary in chronic illness care to facilitate clear understanding and implementation. Rodgers' evolutionary concept analysis method was used to examine SMS. Data sources included systematic multidisciplinary searches of multiple search engines. SMS refers to comprehensive sustaining approaches toward improving chronic illness outcomes consisting of patient-centered attributes (involving patients as partners; providing diverse, innovative educational modalities specific to patients' needs; individualizing patient care), provider attributes (possessing adequate knowledge, skills, attitudes in providing care), and organizational attributes (putting an organized system of care in place, having multidisciplinary team approach, using tangible and social support). Implications: A well-clarified SMS concept is important in theory development. The attributes offer necessary components in SMS programs for systematic implementation, evaluation, and research. There is great potential that SMS can help improve outcomes of chronic illness care
Source: Proquest Nursing and Allied Health Source Database

10. Relationships Among Self-Efficacy, Social Support, Social Problem Solving, and Self-Management in a Rural Sample Living With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
By Hunt, Caralise W, PhD, RN; Wilder, Barbara; Steele, Michael M, PhD; Grant, Joan S, DSN, RN; Pryor, Erica R, PhD, RN; et al. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice 26. 2 (2012): 126-41
  Self-management behaviors are important for control of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Therefore, determining factors that promote effective self-management behaviors may be significant for improving the well-being of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This study examined relationships among self-efficacy, social support, social problem solving, and diabetes self-management behaviors. Further, this study evaluated whether social support and social problem solving were mediators of the relationship between self-efficacy and diabetes self-management behaviors in those living with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Using a cross-sectional, descriptive correlational design, data from a convenience sample of 152 rural people living with type 2 diabetes mellitus were examined. Findings indicated that self-efficacy was a strong predictor of diabetes self-management. The effect of social support on diabetes self-management differed among men and women in the sample. Social support and social problem solving were significantly associated with diabetes self-management in men. Neither social support nor social problem solving were mediators of the relationship between self-efficacy and diabetes self-management in this sample. These findings suggest that nurses need to consider implementing interventions to improve patients' self-efficacy and potentially influence diabetes self-management.
Source: Proquest Nursing and Allied Health Source Database

11. A Study of the Health Literacy Needs of People With Visual Impairments
By Harrison, Tracie; Guy, Sarah; Mackert, Michael; Walker, Janiece; Pound, Pat. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice 26. 2 (2012): 142-60
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to understand preferences surrounding health literacy for 18 men and women with permanent and severe visual impairment (VI). Participants completed demographic questions--the National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire (NEI-VFQ)--and 1 semi-structured interview to ascertain views on obtaining, processing, and understanding health information. Overall, the sample had low total eye health scores on the NEI-VFQ--indicating that the sample represented a group with severe visual impairments. The sample mentioned multiple health promotion topics of interest and types of devices used to gain information. They also described multiple barriers to health information, which could be eliminated. Implications for intervention development and technology use are provided.
Source: Proquest Nursing and Allied Health Source Database

Seminars, Conferences, Training

12. The Northland Symposium - A gateway event to the Annual Public Health Association Conference
Run by the RNZCGP’s is for health professionals working across the primary care sector
Date: Saturday October 13th, 2012
Venue:  Paihia, Bay of Islands
Programme details and registrations:

13. Institutional Racism in the Public Sector
: Sunday 2nd September, 2012; 10.30am - 3pm
Venue: 4 Moncrieff Street, Mount Victoria, Wellington
In the 1980s activists exposed systemic institutional racism in the public sector. Often this work was at great personal and professional cost. Decades on, this analysis of racism by the Women’s Anti-Racism Collective and Puao te Ata Tu remains a powerful legacy and an enduring reminder of how systemic racism continues to perpetuate disparity. This praxis focussed event is an opportunity to revisit the findings of these landmark reports along with a refreshed analysis of manifestations of racism within the public health sector. Come prepared to contribute, be moved and informed, as we strategise together about what our individual & collective contribution(s) may be in order to end institutional racism in the public sector.
Registrations: $25
For more information contact

14. HDC medico-legal conference 2012: Creating a consumer-centered culture
Date: Wednesday 17 October 2012 Auckland
Date: Thursday 18 October 2012 Wellington
Conference programme and registration details will be available soon.
To register your advanced interest:: Julia Phillips on 04 494 7904 or email

15. The International Telecare & Telehealth Conference 2012
Telecare and Telehealth - Transforming Services, Enhancing Lives
Date: 12 - 14 November 2012
Venue: Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel

16. 2013 ICN Congress
Equity and access to health care
Melbourne, Australia
18-23 May 2013
More information:
Instructions for the submission of abstracts

Journal - Table of Contents

17. From International Journal of Nursing Practice, Volume 18, Issue 4, August 2012
Research Papers
Medication errors: Perspectives of newly graduated and experienced nurses (pages 317–324)
17B. Relationships among the perceived health status, family support and life satisfaction of older Korean adults (pages 325–331)
17C. Community palliative care nurse experiences and perceptions of follow-up bereavement support visits to carers (pages 332–339)
17D. Effects of the contact isolation application on anxiety and depression levels of the patients (pages 340–346)
17E. Oral care practices of intensive care nurses: A descriptive study (pages 347–353)
17F. Nursing documentation: Experience of the use of the nursing process model in selected hospitals in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria (pages 354–362)
17G. The effect of the one-to-one interaction process with group supportive psychotherapy on the levels of hope, anxiety and self-care practice for patients that have experienced organ loss: An alternative nursing care model (pages 363–372)
17H. Development and pilot test of pictograph-enhanced breast health-care instructions for community-residing immigrant women (pages 373–378)
17I. A person-centred lifestyle change intervention model: Working with older people experiencing chronic illness (pages 379–387)
17J. A Chinese version of the Caring Assessment Report Evaluation Q-sort scale for measuring patients' perception on nurses' caring behaviours: Reliability and validity assessment (pages 388–395)
17K. The effectiveness of therapeutic interventions on quality of life for vitiligo patients: A systematic review (pages 396–405)
17L. Translating and testing the Liver Disease Symptom Index 2.0 for administration to people with liver cirrhosis in Egypt (pages 406–416)
Clinical Paper
Kenya and distance education: A model to advance graduate

News - Human Rights Commission

18. A fair go for all in Aotearoa?
Are all Kiwis given a fair go? A Human Rights Commission report on structural discrimination (institutional racism) in public services says they are not. The report finds strong, consistent evidence that structural discrimination is a real and ongoing issue in New Zealand.

19. Chief Commissioner calls for education sector to adopt Law Commission’s anti bullying recommendations
Chief Human Rights Commissioner David Rutherford says it is time for more action on bullying in New Zealand schools. The Law Commission’s advice to the Minister of Justice on cyber bullying has rightly said it is pointless to just address cyber bullying in schools. The focus needs to be on reducing bullying, including cyber bullying.

News - National

20. New CEO appointment: Public Health Association
Public Health Association media release 24 July 2012
The Public Health Association (PHA) is pleased to announce the appointment of new CEO Warren Lindberg, who will commence work on Sunday 2 September 2012. Mr Lindberg has a distinguished public health and managerial past. Since March 2007 he has been Group Manager, Public Health, now part of the Ministry of Health’s National Health Board, where he was responsible for contracting public health services. However, he is perhaps best known for his 12 years as the first Executive Director of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation (1986 to 1998), and as Manager of the Project to Counter Stigma and Discrimination Associated with Mental Illness from 1999 to 2001, including the launch of the mass media campaign “Like Minds, Like Mine”.

21. Victoria University to go smokefree
Stuff - 23 Aug, 2012
Plans to make Victoria University campuses smokefree have been met with opposition. The university is looking to impose a smokefree policy across all four campuses, following similar bans at Auckland University of Technology and Canterbury University. Marketing student Lauren Watling said although she was not a smoker, people should be allowed to have a cigarette between classes if they wanted

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