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Issue 15 - 24 May 2013


Articles - Journal of Nursing Management

1. Nurse managers - a professional scope of responsibilities
By Jasper, Melanie. Journal of Nursing Management. May 2012, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p431-432. 2p
The article discusses various reports published within the issue, including a report on issues facing nursing leaders from a global perspective, a paper exploring the experiences of internationally educated nurses working in Canada, and a report on what newly-qualified nurses in Australia want from jobs in rural and remote communities.

2. Global nurse leader perspectives on health systems and workforce challenges
By GANTZ, NANCY ROLLINS; SHERMAN, ROSE; JASPER, MELANIE; CHOO, CHUA GEK; HERRIN-GRIFFITH, DONNA; HARRIS, KATHY. Journal of Nursing Management. May 2012, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p433-443. 11p
As part of the 2011 annual American Organization of Nurse Executives conference held in San Diego, California, a session was presented that focused on nursing workforce and health systems challenges from a global perspective. This article includes content addressed during the session representing nurse leader perspectives from the UK, Singapore and the USA.
Key issues: Nursing leadership challenges such as staffing, competency development, ageing populations, reduced health-care funding and maintaining quality are now common global problems.
Conclusion: There is a need for innovation in nursing practice to accommodate the enormous challenges facing nursing's future.

3. Attracting and maintaining the Y Generation in nursing: a literature review
By HUTCHINSON, DIANNE; BROWN, JANIE; LONGWORTH, KAREN. Journal of Nursing Management. May 2012, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p444-450. 7p
This paper explores the literature related to attracting the Y Generation (Y Gen: people born between 1980 and 2000) to the nursing profession and retaining them in our current workforce.
Implications for nursing management: The Y Gen is the largest generation to enter our workforce since the Baby Boomers. Health services need to recognize the needs of the Y Gen nurses and develop strategies to move the profession forward by preparing the current workforce and environment for a generation that is already here. The focus should be on their strengths with development made to structure a workforce that will support the Y Gen in their professional nursing role. Understanding what attracts the Y Gen to nursing, what managers can do to retain the Y Gen in nursing and how the nursing profession can support the Y Gen to assume a role in nursing and nursing governance will ensure that the retiring generation has left the nursing profession in capable hands.[ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] .

4. Psychological empowerment and job satisfaction between Baby Boomer and Generation X nurses
By SPARKS, AMY M. Journal of Nursing Management. May 2012, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p451-460. 8p
This paper is a report of a study of differences in nurses' generational psychological empowerment and job satisfaction.

Articles - Rehabilitation Nursing

5. The nurse practitioner: An opportunity for an advanced, autonomous, clinical role in the specialty area of rehabilitation nursing in Australia
By Matthews, Shaun. Journal of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses' Association (JARNA). 01/11/2012, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p6-9. 4p
In response to inadequate provision of health care, the nurse practitioner (NP) role was implemented in America over 40 years ago and has proven to contribute to patient outcomes and reduced health care costs. Thirty-three years later, the first Australian NP role was developed in New South Wales (NSW), and the role has since been implemented in all states and territories of Australia. In Australia, we face the challenge of an ageing population, which will see an increase in disability and the need for rehabilitation, while some current rehabilitation services fail to meet the needs of our patients. The NP role provides an opportunity to use advanced nursing models in rehabilitation to assist in closing gaps in service delivery and improving patient outcomes. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR].

6. Some specifics of the EN role in rehabilitation in Australia
By Buzio, Amanda; Pryor, Julie. Journal of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses' Association (JARNA). 01/11/2012, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p10-16. 7p
A number of recent Australian studies suggest that role ambiguity exists between registered nurses (RNs) and enrolled nurses (ENs) working in rehabilitation settings. EN scope of practice is defined in national competency standards, but no EN rehabilitation specialist competency standards currently exist in Australia. In an attempt to better define the role of the rehabilitation EN, a recent study brought RNs and ENs together to explore the role of the EN in more detail. Findings presented in this article deal specifically with the EN role in relation to specific medical diagnoses and specific patient problems. ENs in this study used a range of skills to gather data, assist and instruct patients, identify abnormalities and report changes, highlighting the valuable contribution this role makes to patient rehabilitation and raising the potential for the development of specialist competency standards for ENs working in rehabilitation. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR].

7. Scope of practice: what is it, why is it important and how might it be clarified for nurses working in rehabilitation?
By Pryor, Julie. Journal of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses' Association (JARNA). 01/08/2012, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p6-12. 7p
A growing interest in scope of nursing practice in Australia is demonstrated in a range of documents published over the past 15 years. However, little attention has been paid to the scope of practice of rehabilitation nursing. The purpose of this article is to inform thinking and discussion about rehabilitation nursing scope of practice. Firstly, it explores definitions and meanings of scope of practice within the context of nursing. Secondly, it discusses why clarification of scope of practice is important for rehabilitation service delivery. Thirdly, in suggesting a way forward it recognises that the commitment of and contribution from many, at both organisational and national levels, will be required. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR].

8. The nature of nursing interventions in rehabilitation
By Pryor, Julie. Journal of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses' Association (JARNA). 01/04/2012, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p2-3. 2p
The author reflects on Clinical Rehabilitation's editor-in-chief Derick Wade's approach to nature of nursing interventions in rehabilitation. It discusses three principles of interventions in rehabilitation namely data collection, support, and treatment. He states that data collection and interpretation of the whole data set is the responsibility of the registered nurse in Australia..

9. Environmental Factors of Hospitalisation which contribute to Post-stroke Depression during Rehabilitation for over 65 year olds
By Turner, Janette. Journal of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses' Association (JARNA). 01/04/2012, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p11-15. 5p.
: Post-stroke depression (PSD) is a common condition, occurring for 30-40% of stroke patients who have been hospitalised for more than four weeks. To date much of the research on PSD has focused on its impact on recovery outcomes. This study sought to understand the stroke patients' perspectives of hospital-related psychosocial and environmental factors contributing to their PSD.

Articles - Allergies

10. Improving patient outcomes: State-of-the-art allergy and autoimmune diagnostic testing
By Reinhardt, Robert. MLO: Medical Laboratory Observer. Apr2013, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p24-26. 3p
The article discusses the efficacy of state-of-the-art allergy and autoimmune diagnostic testing in improving patient outcomes. It mentions that laboratory test results provide a clue for further course of treatment and hence are vital. Technology based on one solid-phase anti-IgE binding method is used for s-IgE allergy testing and for autoimmune diseases, different tests can be combined in the same run; these automated methods create cost-efficiency, provide flexibility and improve outcomes..

11. Food allergies
By Ritchie, Sara. Pulse. Jan 2013, p48-49. 2p
The article presents questions and answers related to food allergies including one on advice to parents of children older than one year old with cow's milk protein allergy, one on the use of adrenaline autoinjector of patient with urticaria, and one on how general practitioners (GPs) distinguished oral allergy syndrome..

12. The Psychosocial Impact of Life- Threatening Childhood Food Allergies
By Brantlee Broome-Stone, S. Pediatric Nursing. Nov/Dec2012, Vol. 38 Issue 6, p327-330. 4p
The purpose of this integrated literature review was to bring understanding to medical professionals of the psychosocial impact of parenting a child with lifethreatening food allergies. Prevalence of life-threatening food allergy among children is increasing, and families continue to navigate the effects it can have on all members of a family. A comprehensive literature review was performed related to chronic childhood illnesses and life-threatening food allergies. Commonalities among the conditions exist related to stress, coping, and adaptive responses when parental perceptions and experiences are considered. This information may provide a conceptual context for the adaptation process involved with parenting a young child with life-threatening food allergies, revealing areas where nursing can serve to intervene and support this process.[ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] .

Journal - Table of Contents

13. Selected articles from Nursing Standard, May 8-14 2013
A smart use for mobiles [Nurses can now recommend health apps to patients or, like Sarah Amani, create their own]
13B. How do you rate us? [Patients' answers to this question have transformed one trust's workforce priorities]
13C. Treatment not pads [Nurse Karen Tomlin is getting across the message that incontinence is treatable]
13D. An evaluation of therapeutic optimism in advanced nurse practitioner students
13E. Preparing nurses to work in primary care: educators’ perspectives
13F. A collaborative approach to health promotion in early stage dementia
13G. Nutrition and hydration in hospital

Conferences & Seminars

14. Staying Alive After Surgery
Inaugural Workshop of the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

The inaugural workshop will include presentation of New Zealand’s first national perioperative mortality data, including elective/waiting list admissions, postoperative mortality in people aged 80 and above, pulmonary embolus and cholecystectomy. Other topics to be covered include auditing surgical mortality, perioperative information, and informed consent and the consumer.
Date: Thursday 13 June, 2013
Venue: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, WELLINGTON

15. Innovate : Adapt : Evolve - The New Zealand Healthcare Congress 2013
Tuesday 25 - Wednesday 26 June 2013
Venue: The Langham Hotel, AUCKLAND
More information:

16. 2013 National Immunisation Workshop & Conference
: 10-12 September 2013
Venue: Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre in Auckland
More information:

News - National

17. Hamilton leads the way with 'living wage'
NZ Herald - Wednesday May 22, 2013

Workers in waste management, cleaning, catering, and security, were often paid just above the minimum wage. Photo / Thinkstock Hamilton has become the first city council in New Zealand to approve paying all staff a 'living wage', and Auckland and Wellington are considering following suit, a campaigner says.
Campaigners say the living wage, calculated at $18.40 per hour, is the rate needed for workers to fully take part in society.
The minimum wage is $13.75

18. Infant bed-sharing increases death chance  - May 20, 2013
Sharing a bed with an infant carries a five-fold increase in the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), a University of Auckland study reveals

News - International

19. The DSM-5 is here: What the controversial new changes mean for mental health care
Fox - May 21, 2013

The most recent revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has arrived, and the latest changes have caused divisions among those in the psychiatric community. Often touted as the psychiatrist’s “Bible,” the DSM is published by the American Psychiatric Association and establishes the almost universal standard by which doctors classify, diagnose and ultimately treat mental disorders – making it an essential part of the psychiatric profession

20. Health insurance uptake highest in 25 years
The Age - May 17, 2013

Australians are taking out private health insurance at the highest rate in 25 years, despite the means testing of the private health insurance rebate. Almost 47 per cent of Australians now have private hospital cover, according to Private Health Insurance Administration Council figures released on Thursday. The last time a higher proportion of Australians had private cover was June 1988.

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