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Issue 12 - 1 May 2013

Books available for borrowing

NZNO members can borrow these books for a period of 4 weeks.

1.  The Complete Arthritis Health, Diet Guide and Cookbook: Includes 125 Recipes for Managing Inflammation and Arthritis Pain
By Kim Arrey; Published 2012
This book promotes the understanding and management of rheumatoid arthritis. The first part of the book presents the symptoms, causes and diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, focusing on the nature of joint and muscle inflammation. Medications, nutritional supplements, food and other lifestyle factors are evaluated as well as how the body deals with inflammation. The second half of the book is dedicated to providing a food guide that encourages choices from foods that help to reduce inflammation -- tasty recipes, sample menus and some simple steps that will help you to fuel your body with energy and the nutrients it needs to be at its peak performance. .

2.  Ethics in Nursing Practice 
By Sara Fry & Megan-Jane Johnstone ; Published 2008
Ethics in Nursing Practice provides the background necessary to understand ethical decision making and its implications for patient care. Includes the revised ICN Code of Ethics for Nurses (2006)- Considers the relationship between ethics and law- Draws upon everyday ethical dilemmas in nursing practiceThis publication from the International Council of Nurses is the essential resource for nurses seeking to understand ethical decision making, written by world experts in nursing ethics.

3.  Transforming Nurses' Stress and Anger: Steps toward Healing
By Sandra P. Thomas; Published 2004
This second edition is needed now more than ever. Overworked nurses in understaffed health institutions are experiencing considerable stress - and anger - which can take its toll in fatigue, physical health problems, depression, and substance abuse. This wise and eloquent book, written by the leading nurse expert on anger research, uses the stories of dozens of ordinary nurses and nurse leaders to describe the consequences of mismanaged anger.

4.  Why the World Needs Nurses - An Anthology of Perspectives
Edited By Marilyn Gendek, Cynthea Wellings
Published Date: September 28, 2010
This book is not intended to be a definitive text, citing an extensive range of perspectives on nurses’ roles and why the world needs nurses. Rather, it aims to further expose what qualified nurses actually do, and why they are such an important group of health professionals who must not be a sideshow when health reform is being debated. Nurses are the beating heart of any sophisticated healthcare system. But strangely, and almost universally, they have a disproportionately diminished voice in the allocation of healthcare funds.

Articles: -
International Journal of Nursing Practice

5.  Cochrane Nursing Care Network: Identifying the Fundamentals of Care within Cochrane Systematic reviews: The role of the Cochrane Nursing Care Field Fundamentals of Care Node (pages 109–115)
Alison Kitson, Suzi Robertson-Malt and Tiffany Conroy
The role of the Fundamentals of Care (FoC) Node within the Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) is to identify universal aspects of patient care as they relate to and potentially affect the application of the results of systematic reviews. We outline how volunteers with an interest in the FoC can work to identify care-related aspects for specific clinical reviews. This article describes the development of a tool designed to guide the review of a Cochrane Systematic Review from the vantage of the FoC

6.  Prevalence and predictors of poor sleep quality in Korean older adults (pages 116–123)
Jin-Hee Park, Moon-Sook Yoo and Sun Hyoung Bae
The purposes of this study were to evaluate the levels of sleep quality and to examine its related factors in the elderly Korean adults. More than 60% of the participants reported having poor sleep quality. Hierarchical multiple regression analysis showed that age, self-rated health, pain and depression were related to poor sleep quality. The findings suggest that it is important to screen regularly for sleep quality, and attention to depression, poor self-rated health and perceived pain were needed to improve sleep quality of older adults.

7.  Relationship between student nurses’ self-efficacy and psychomotor skills competence (pages 124–130)
Ükke Karabacak, Sehriban Serbest, Zehra Kan Öntürk, Fatma Eti Aslan and Nermin Olgun
This study aimed to determine the general self efficacy levels of students studying for undergraduate degree in nursing and to examine the relationship between skills development and self efficacy.

8.  Advanced practice nursing: A concept analysis (pages 131–140)
Maura Dowling, Michelle Beauchesne, Frances Farrelly and Kathy Murphy
A variety of terms are used to describe advanced practice nursing roles internationally. This has resulted in confusion in terminology around these roles. The aim of this concept analysis was to clarify what is meant by advanced practice nursing internationally, what attributes signify advanced practice nursing and what are its antecedents, consequences, references and related terms.

9. Using theory and evidence to drive measurement of patient, nurse and organizational outcomes of professional nursing practice (pages 141–148)
Lianne Jeffs, Souraya Sidani, Donald Rose, Sherry Espin, Orla Smith, Kirsten Martin, Charlie Byer, Kaiyan Fu and Ella Ferris
An evolving body of literature suggests that the implementation of evidence based clinical and professional guidelines and strategies can improve patient care. However, gaps exist in our understanding of the effect of implementation of guidelines on outcomes, particularly patient outcomes. To address this gap, a measurement framework was developed to assess the impact of an organization-wide implementation of two nursing-centric best-practice guidelines on patient, nurse and organizational level outcomes

10.  Stress among parents of infants with neural tube defect and its associated factors (pages 149–155)
Nemeh Ahmad Al-Akour, Yusef Saleh Khader and Adlah Hamlan
The purpose of this study was to assess the stress among parents (either the mother or the father) of infants with neural tube defects (NTDs) and its associated factors. Parents' lower education, unemployed parents and lower family income per month were significantly associated with increased parent–child dysfunctional interaction and parental distress. Parents with lower education and lower family income are in need for psychological and emotional support from health-care professionals.

11.  Dimensions and reliability of a hospital safety climate questionnaire in Chinese health-care practice (pages 156–162)
Derek R Smith, Isabella Zhao, Lina Wang and Alan Ho
The aim of the current study was to examine the dimensions and reliability of a hospital safety climate questionnaire in Chinese health-care practice. To achieve this, a cross-sectional survey of health-care professionals was undertaken at a university teaching hospital in Shandong province, China. Our survey instrument demonstrated very high internal consistency, comparing well with previous research in this field conducted in other countries. Factor analysis highlighted four key dimensions of safety climate, which centred on employee personal protection, employee interactions, safety-related housekeeping and time pressures.

12.  Assessing preregistration nursing students' clinical competence: A systematic review of objective measures (pages 163–176)
Robyn Cant, Lisa McKenna and Simon Cooper
Nursing students are required to develop clinical knowledge, skills and attitudes for professional practice. However, objectivity and parity of students' clinical assessments has been questioned. In the last decade, more objective techniques have been developed, with increased use of Objective Structured Clinical Examinations. We reviewed objective clinical assessment measures used in preregistration nursing courses to determine utilization and the validity and reliability of assessment techniques.

13.  Factors affecting the compliance of Israeli women with screening for intimate partner violence (pages 177–185)
By Merav Ben Natan, Luda Abramov, Avigail Dhokarker and Etery Israelov
Violence against women has become a frequent occurrence. In Israel, some 200?000 women are subjected to various types of violence by their intimate partners annually. Routine screening for intimate partner violence is endorsed by the Ministry of Health in Israel; however, screening rates in health-care settings remain problematic. This study aimed to examine whether the model based on the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) succeeds in predicting women's intention to comply with screening for intimate partner violence.

14.  Characteristics and outcomes of patients requiring unplanned transfer from subacute to acute care (pages 186–196)
By Julie Considine, Marie Mohr, Rosemary Lourenco, Robynne Cooke and Mark Aitken
The study aims to identify the reasons for, and outcomes from, unplanned transfers from subacute care to acute care. A retrospective patient record review of patients requiring unplanned transfer from subacute to an acute care emergency department (ED) from 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009 was undertaken.

15.  Swedish ambulance nurses' experiences of nursing patients suffering cardiac arrest (pages 197–205)
Ricard Larsson and Åsa Engström
Effective pre-hospital treatment of a person suffering cardiac arrest is a challenging task for the ambulance nurses. The aim of this study was to describe ambulance nurses’ experiences of nursing patients suffering cardiac arrest. Qualitative personal interviews were conducted during 2011 in Sweden with seven ambulance nurses with experience of nursing patients suffering cardiac arrests

16.  Music intervention study in abdominal surgery patients: Challenges of an intervention study in clinical practice (pages 206–213)
Anne Vaajoki, Anna-Maija Pietilä, Päivi Kankkunen and Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen
Evidence-based nursing requires carefully designed interventions. This paper discusses methodological issues and explores practical solutions in the use of music intervention in pain management among adults after major abdominal surgery. There is a need to study nursing interventions that develop and test the effects of interventions to advanced clinical nursing knowledge and practice. There are challenges in carrying out intervention studies in clinical settings because of several interacting components and the length and complexity of the causal chains linking intervention with outcome.

17. Understanding current intensive care unit nursing handover practices (pages 214–220)
Amy J Spooner, Wendy Chaboyer, Amanda Corley, Naomi Hammond and John F Fraser
Clinical handover is critical to clinical decision-making and the provision of safe, high quality, continuing care. Incomplete and inaccurate transfer of information can result in poor outcomes. To assess the content and completeness of the intensive care unit nursing shift-to-shift handover, a prospective, observational study design was used. A semistructured observation sheet based on 10 key principles for handover was used to overtly observe 20 bedside nursing handovers.

18. Fatigue, anxiety and depression levels, activities of daily living of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (pages 221–231)
Papatya Karakurt and Ayla Ünsal
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine the fatigue, anxiety and depression levels, activities of daily living of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (n?=?255). It was found that there was significant difference between Visual Analogue Scale for Fatigue (VAS-F) point averages and gender, education levels, marital status and economical status of patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Journal - Table of Contents

19. From Registered Nurse Journal, January/February 2013
Members asked to vote on fee increase [For 14 years, RNAO’s membership fee has remained the same. The board
of directors is now urging members to approve an eight per cent increase].
Fatigue is dangerous, for RNs and patients [ RNAO’s best practices for beating fatigue translate into quality patient care from
nurses who are refreshed and alert].
19C. Chasing a political dream [Nurses learn how they can help change the system by becoming politicians at Queen’s Park and beyond].
19D. NEI: Ontario’s educational grant program [Two Ontario RNs share their appreciation for education grants that allowed them to
enhance skills, expand knowledge]


20. Public health advocacy in the contract environment
Presented by Sandra Grey and Charles Sedgwick
Sandra Grey is a senior lecturer in social policy at Victoria University of Wellington.
Charles Sedgwick was a senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Canterbury and more recently was a contract lecturer, tutor and researcher at Victoria University.
Date: Friday 3 May - 12.30pm
Venue:  Small Lecture Theatre, Level Do of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences building, University of Otago, Wellington, 23a Mein Street, Newtown.

News - National

21. Breast implants could hide cancer - study
NZ Herald - Wednesday May 1, 2013
Breast implants may delay cancer diagnosis in women, says a new study urging a thorough probe into the potential health risks of this type of cosmetic surgery. In a review of 12 earlier studies of breast cancer patients, a team of epidemiologists from Canada found women with implants had a 26 per cent higher risk of being diagnosed at a later stage of the disease.

22. Cull says no to legal high debate
ODT - 30 Apr 2013
A debate between a legal high lobbyist and Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull - who last week called for a boycott of the businesses selling synthetic cannabis products - is over before it even began.
''I am not interested,'' Mr Cull said yesterday when told of the debate proposed by Star Trust spokesman Grant Hall, who represents about 80% of the legal high industry. ''The issues have been commented on by health professionals and by law enforcement and they are much more competent to comment on the facts than I am,'' Mr Cull said.

News - International

23. Auditor general: Canada's diabetes strategy poorly managed
OTTAWA — Despite millions poured into reducing a growing health crisis, Canada’s national diabetes strategy is so unco-ordinated, fragmented and weak that the lead federal agency has no idea whether the program is helping people living with diabetes or those at risk of developing the disease, according to Canada’s auditor general Since 2005, the Public Health Agency of Canada has received $18 million a year in funding to lead the Canadian Diabetes Strategy, which was designed to target investments in diabetes prevention and control to those at high risk of developing the disease, as well as those suffering its complications.

24. New mental health 'bible' gets the thumbs down
The Age - 27 Apr 2013
Australia is set for a sharp rise in workplace mental health claims because of changes in how mental illness is defined, workplace experts and psychiatrists fear. The symptoms needed for diagnosis of some conditions will be expanded when the controversial Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) - known as the ''psychiatrists' bible'' - is released next month. Psychiatrists and psychologists the world over have criticised the changes because they risk causing increases in unnecessary treatment and mis-labelling people. But the effect of the changes on workers' compensation cases and workplace legal disputes may be even greater.

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