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Issue 18 - 18 June 2013

Books available for borrowing
NZNO members can borrow these items for a period of 4 weeks.

1. From green to gold: Nurses and comrades
Compiled and edited by Patricia Isa
A collection of nursing memories, career pathways, life stories, and other topics of interest. celebrating 55 years of Green Group comradeship. Dunedin Hospital 1958 - 1961.

2. Managing mixed financing of privately owned providers in the public interest
Institute of Policy Studies, 2010
This book compares the financing of general practice primary health care, long term care of older people, legal aid, and early childhood education in New Zealand, Australia and England. each service is characterised by a different mix of public and private finance. The authors identify the criteria deemed important when assessing whether a particular mix of public and private finance provides a service that meets public goals

3 .New Zealand guideline for the assessment and management of transient ischaemic attack (TIA) : user guide
This user guide is designed as a quick reference for health professionals managing people presenting with a suspected TIA
Stroke Foundation of New Zealand, 2008

4. Health Activism: Foundations and strategies
By Glenn Laverack, 2013
Health activism is a growing area of interest for many who work to improve health at both a national and international levels because it offers a more direct approach to achieve lasting social and political change. This book provides theory, evidence-base and strategies that can be harnessed to bring about change. Particular relevance for post-graduate students and practitioners in public health and health promotion.

Articles - Journal of Nursing Measurement

5. Development and Psychometric Testing of the Nursing Research Self-Efficacy Scale (NURSES) 
By Swenson-Britt, Evelyn; Berndt, Andrea. Journal of Nursing Measurement 21.1 (2013): 4-22
The Nursing Research Self-Efficacy Scale (NURSES) was designed to measure individual nurses' degree of research self-efficacy and their perceptions regarding their unit's collective support of research use. Development for the NURSES instrument spanned a 4-year period, which included initial development, revisions, and psychometric evaluations

6. The Measurement of Uncertainty in Caregivers of Patients With Heart Failure 
By Harkness, Karen; Arthur, Heather; McKelvie, Robert. Journal of Nursing Measurement 21.1 (2013): 23-42.
Family caregivers of heart failure (HF) patients describe feelings of uncertainty; however, studies measuring uncertainty in caregivers of HF patients are extremely sparse. This study examined the validity and reliability of the Mishel Uncertainty in Illness Scale-Family Member form (PPUS-FM) in caregivers of HF patients

7. Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Moral Competence Scale for Home Care Nurses in Japan 
By Asahara, Kiyomi; Ono, Wakanako; Kobayashi, Maasa; Omori, Junko; Todome, Hiromi. Journal of Nursing Measurement 21.1 (2013): 43-54
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Moral Competence Scale for Home Care Nurses (MCSHCN).

8. Development and Initial Validation of a Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Knowledge Instrument 
By Wyatt, Gwen; Sikorskii, Alla; Wills, Celia E, RN, PhD. Journal of Nursing Measurement 21.1 (2013): 55-63.
Many patients with cancer use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies without essential knowledge to inform their decisions. A CAM knowledge instrument was developed and tested for initial validation.

9. The Reasoning and Regulating Medication Adherence Instrument for Patients With Coronary Artery Disease: Development and Psychometric Evaluation 
By Lehane, Elaine; McCarthy, Geraldine; Collender, Valerie; Deasy, Ann; O'Sullivan, Kathleen. Journal of Nursing Measurement 21.1 (2013): 64-79
: Many patients experience difficulty taking medications resulting in suboptimal adherence. Ambiguity surrounding adherence issues in chronic illness has been exacerbated by a lack of patient-centered, medication-specific, and theoretically integrative measurement instruments. Aim: To develop a reliable and valid instrument to measure the factors that influence adherence in patients prescribed pharmacotherapy for coronary artery disease.

10. Revision of the Beginning Breastfeeding Survey: A Cumulative Assessment of Breastfeeding 
By Mulder, Pamela. Journal of Nursing Measurement 21.1 (2013): 80-95
: Women use their cumulative breastfeeding experiences, in combination with other factors, to make their infant feeding decisions. This pilot study assessed the reliability and predictive validity of the revised Beginning Breastfeeding Survey-Cumulative (BBS-C).

Articles - Nursing Ethics

11.  Twentieth Anniversary of Nursing Ethics  [PDF] 
By Gallagher, Ann. Nursing Ethics 20.2 (Mar 2013): 121-2
Welcome to the 20th Anniversary year of our journal. In that first issue, there were articles on topics such as ethical reasoning relating to dementia care, the role and function of professional codes, ethics education, and ethical aspects of gender and sexuality in healthcare.

12. Two decades of Nursing Ethics: Some thoughts on the changes   
By Tschudin, Verena. Nursing Ethics 20.2 (Mar 2013): 123-5
This article reflects the author's engagement with nursing ethics. The experience of the global market is used to highlight the current practice of working to guidelines and laws rather than professional experience. The need for personal and professional responsibility is stressed as a significant counterbalance to instability in people and societies.

13.  Ethical issues occurring within nursing education  [PDF] 
By Fowler, Marsha D; Davis, Anne J. Nursing Ethics 20.2 (Mar 2013): 126-41.
: The large body of literature labeled "ethics in nursing education" is entirely devoted to curricular matters of ethics education in nursing schools, that is, to what ought to be the ethics content that is taught and what theory or issues ought to be included in all nursing curricula. Where the nursing literature actually focuses on particular ethical issues, it addresses only single topics. Absent from the literature, however, is any systematic analysis and explication of ethical issues or dilemmas that occur within the context of nursing education. The objective of this article is to identify the spectrum of ethical issues in nursing education to the end of prompting a systematic and thorough study of such issues, and to lay the groundwork for research by identifying and provisionally typologizing the ethical issues that occur within the context of academic nursing

14.  Dignity-enhancing nursing care: A foundational ethical framework   
By Gastmans, Chris. Nursing Ethics 20.2 (Mar 2013): 142-9
: Starting from two observations regarding nursing ethics research in the past two decades, namely, the dominant influence of both the empirical methods and the principles approach, we present the cornerstones of a foundational argument-based nursing ethics framework. First, we briefly outline the general philosophical-ethical background from which we develop our framework. This is based on three aspects: lived experience, interpretative dialogue, and normative standard. Against this background, we identify and explore three key concepts--vulnerability, care, and dignity--that must be observed in an ethical approach to nursing. Based on these concepts, we argue that the ethical essence of nursing is the provision of care in response to the vulnerability of a human being in order to maintain, protect, and promote his or her dignity as much as possible

15. Take me to my leader: The importance of ethical leadership among formal nurse leaders  [PDF] 
By Storch, Janet; Makaroff, Kara Schick; Pauly, Bernie; Newton, Lorelei. Nursing Ethics 20.2 (Mar 2013): 150-7
:  Although ethical leadership by formal nurse leaders is critical to enhancing ethical health-care practice, research has shown that many nurses feel unsupported by their leaders. In this article, we consider the limited attention directed toward ethical leadership of formal nurse leaders and how our own research on ethical nurse leadership compares to other research in this field. In searching Nursing Ethics since its inception 20 years ago, we found only a dozen articles that directly addressed this topic. We then reviewed nurses' professional codes of ethics in Canada and found significant retractions of ethical guidelines for formal nurse leaders' ethical responsibilities over the past decade. We began to seek explanations of why this is so and offer some recommendations for the study and enhancement of ethics for formal nurse leadership.

Articles - Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

16. Human enterovirus 71 and hand, foot and mouth disease
By WONG, S S Y; YIP, C C Y; LAU, S K P; YUEN, K Y. Epidemiology and Infection 138.8 (Aug 2010): 1071-89.
: Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is generally a benign febrile exanthematous childhood disease caused by human enteroviruses. The route of transmission is postulated to be faeco-oral in developing areas but attributed more to respiratory droplet in developed areas. Transmission is facilitated by the prolonged environmental survival of these viruses and their greater resistance to biocides. Serious outbreaks with neurological and cardiopulmonary complications caused by human enterovirus 71 (HEV-71) seem to be commoner in the Asian Pacific region than elsewhere in the world.

17. Epidemiology of hand, foot, and mouth disease in children in Shanghai 2007-2010
By ZENG, M; LI, Y-F; WANG, X-H; LU, G-P; SHEN, H-G; et al. Epidemiology and Infection 140.6 (Jun 2012): 1122-30
We retrospectively analysed the epidemiological data of all hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) cases from the largest paediatric infectious diseases centre in Shanghai between 2007 and 2010. A total of 28 058 outpatients were diagnosed with HFMD, of which 3948 (14·07%) were hospitalized, 730 (2·60%) had complications with neurological disorders and pulmonary oedema/haemorrhage, and 11 (0·04%) died. The peak season was the summer months. Boys were more affected than girls.

Articles - New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy

18.  Frances Rutherford Lecture: E rua nga ao, kotahi te taura tangata: Two worlds and one profession 
By Hopkirk, Jane Huia, Dip OT, MPhil. New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy 60.1 (Apr 2013): 5-15.
: Occupational therapy or whakaora ngangahau represents the idea of reawakening, or restoring to health one's activeness, spiritedness and zeal. Occupational therapists (kaiwhakaora ngangahau) are poised on the threshold of the future: we have the tools to deliver much to the people and to the communities of Aotearoa. In te ao Maori, we often draw upon the wisdom of our ancestors to understand today's context so I will use the metaphor of the flax rope that is weak, when woven by only one of us, but strong when bound by many, and is inclusive of the other. I will reflect on our ongoing journey as a bi-cultural nation and how, within whakaora ngangahau (occupational therapy), we can together make a rope woven by many, - never to be broken

19.  Fresh perspectives on occupation: Creating health in everyday patterns of doing 
By Erlandsson, Lena-Karin. New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy 60.1 (Apr 2013): 16-23
: The theme of this conference is Fresh Perspectives and I will present three perspectives on maybe the most central phenomenon for occupational therapists; namely daily occupations. My point of departure is my part of the world, a Scandinavian and Swedish approach to occupational therapy practice, occupational therapy research, and education. I present a view of the complexity of human occupation, from atime and doing perspective. The focus is how understandings of the organisation and structure of occupations can be used to enhance health. I will address an occupation focused intervention for women with stress-related illness, and where the knowledge can be used to enable participants to make self-directed changes in their daily occupations.

20. Doing well-Doing right TOGETHER: A practical wisdom approach to making occupational therapy matter 
Kronenberg, Frank. New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy 60.1 (Apr 2013): 24-32
The readers are invited on a full circle journey of what I hope to be 'Märamatanga Hou - Fresh Perspectives' of occupational therapy. . .looking anew at, or valuing, and appreciating our profession differently. I will start by situating myself, offering an account of a diversity of experiences that shaped this paper's views, arguments and proposals. Next, an Occupational diagnosis' of our world and the profession will be conducted, addressing the questions: 'how are we (as a world) doing?' and 'how are occupational therapists doing in response?' which points to the need to find innovative ways to raise our and society's occupational consciousness (Ramugondo, 2012).

21. Occupation for public health 
By Hocking, Clare. New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy 60.1 (Apr 2013): 33-37
: Occupational therapists are re-engaging with an occupational perspective of health. At the same time, outside the profession, concepts of health are shifting, with three key ideas given increasing credence: that health is largely determined by social factors, that health can be measured by what people do, and that health is a fundamental human right. Occupational therapists are challenged to look beyond quality interventions to the societal factors that create health and ill-health, and discrepancies in access to health. That agenda demands working with the poorest poor, indigenous people and those subject to discrimination, to develop strategies that will change their health status and by bringing knowledge of the health-giving power of occupation to the public health arena

22. The meaning of occupation: Historical and contemporary connections between health and occupation 
By Reed, Kirk; Hocking, Clare; Smythe, Liz. New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy 60.1 (Apr 2013): 38-44
The findings of an analysis of historical and contemporary literature to uncover the meaning of occupation are reported. A hermeneutic method was employed to review Western sociology, history, philosophy and leisure texts along with a search of professional literature ranging from 1997 to the current day. The findings of the review show that as occupation became more recognised there was an increasing acknowledgment of the connection between occupation and health. Historical developments lead eventually to the establishment of the profession of occupational therapy. In looking back, the potential to conceptualise and refine current and future occupational therapy practice is opened up.

Journal - Table of Contents

23. From Primary Health Care, May 2013, Volume 23, Number 4
. Teenage parents will benefit from boost for family nurses; College calls for investment in district nursing at all levels; Charity produces emergency care pack (Asthma UK); Guidelines integrate health and social care for young and old.
. Working with patients to prevent the onset of diabetes
23C. Picking up the beat [use of a device to detect atrial fibrillation by practice nurses]
. Raising public awareness of palliative care
. Talking with parents about immunisation
. Identifying and managing hepatitis C in the community
. Advantages of chlamydia screening in general practice settings
. Poor performance: managing the first informal stages


24. The APAC forum on Quality improvement in Healthcare
: 25-27 September 2013
Venue: Skycity Convention Centre, Auckland, NZ
More information:


News - National

25. Limit on Pokies feared
ODT - Mon, 17 Jun 2013
Sports and community groups in Dunedin fear being left out of pocket if a push to cap the number of poker machines in the city is successful. However, supporters of the move warn the social harm caused by gambling addiction means change is needed, and some are calling for even tougher rules. The debate comes as a Dunedin City Council hearings subcommittee prepares to begin a three-day meeting on Wednesday, considering an amended ''Gambling and TAB Venue Policy''

26. Elder abuse on the rise in Dunedin
ODT - Sun, 16 Jun 2013
Age Concern Otago social worker Marie Bennett displays new purple badges to be distributed to highlight the issue of elder abuse. Photo by Brenda Harwood. In the eight years since international World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was launched, the number of reported Dunedin cases of elder abuse has continued to rise. Age Concern Otago social worker Marie Bennett told The Star there had been 130 referrals to the Dunedin Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention service in the 11 months to April, up from 105 in the previous year - an increase of almost 30%

27. Childcare centres report big surge in disease
Dominion Post - 17 June 2013
Contagious hand, foot and mouth disease is rapidly spreading through childcare centres in the Wellington region, with a "higher than usual" number of cases. More than a dozen childcare centres have contacted Regional Public Health to report outbreaks in recent weeks. Some had one or two sick children, while others had clusters of six or more. Though it was common at this time of year, there had been an increase in the usual number of cases, public health adviser Jennine Kaio said.

News - International

28. Health funds threaten higher fees as government confirms $80m levy
The Age - June 18, 2013
Private health funds are threatening to increase fees for NSW members because of a dispute about how much they pay public hospitals for care. The state government has confirmed it has included an $80 million levy on the funds in Tuesday's budget because of drastic cuts to the amount four major insurers pay public hospitals when members are treated in single rooms.
Insurers Medibank, NIB, BUPA and AHM will have until July 1 to negotiate before the levy comes into place, after all four unilaterally cut the amount they would pay for private rooms by one-third. Fairfax understand they will now pay only about $380 a night for a private room, $600 less than they pay private hospitals.

29. Income protection in sickness and health
The Age - June 17, 2013 (0)
Small business owners need to think about what they would do if they were unable to work, writes Alexandra Cain


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