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Issue 10 - 19 April 2013

NEW Featured Journal page

Each month a new journal will be highlighted on the NZNO website, in addition to the journals featured in the weekly e-newsletter. Members can request articles from the newsletter and also from the featured journal page
Journal of Infection Prevention, March 2013
http://www.nzno.org.nz/services/library/featured_journal


Books available for borrowing

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

1.  Educating Nurses: A call for radical transformation
By Patricia Benner
Published in 2010
The shortage of well-educated nurses has been part of the nation’s health care conversation, with policy leaders as well as President Obama noting the essential role nurses play in ensuring patient safety. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is calling for changes in how we educate nurses, referring both to the current nursing shortage and that nurses are ill-prepared for the profound changes in science, technology and the nature and settings of nursing practice. 

2.  Evidence for Nursing Practice
By Mary Courtney
Elsevier Australia, 2005
This book provides clear and practical step-by-step guidance on finding, appraising and using appropriate evidence for everyday use in a health care setting. This book takes a "how to" approach and offers sound advice and information to assist nurses in a range of key areas within their clinical practice.

3.  Heart of Darfur: Hope and humanity in the world's worst war zone
By Lisa French Blaker
Hodder & Stoughton, 2007
Lisa arrives in Sudan full of determination to use her skills as a nurse to do something to ease the plight of the hundreds of thousands of people caught up in the civil war raging through Darfur. She is working with Medecins Sans Frontieres, the international organisation that sends health workers to the most desperate places in the world. 

4.  Midwifery and Public Health: Future Directions, New Opportunities
By Pádraig Ó Lúanaigh, Cindy Carlson
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2005
A discussion of community and public health care in relation to midwifery practice, using real life scenarios in a range of hot topic areas

Articles on: -  Rural Nursing

5.  In splendid isolation.
By Dean, Erin. Nursing Standard. 7/18/2012, Vol. 26 Issue 46: p18-20
Abstract
: Working on small, often remote, islands is a rewarding and challenging job, writes Erin Dean.

6.  Challenged to extreme
Australian Nursing Journal. Oct 2012, Vol. 20 Issue 4: p25-25
Abstract
: A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of participating in an emergency nutrition program in Chad which was operated by the organization Médecins Sans Frontières..

7.  E-learning provides nursing education in remote areas
By Clark, Sally; Piercey, Carol. Australian Nursing Journal. Oct 2012, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p49-49
Abstract:
The article reports on the challenges that people living in remote areas of Australia face when attempting to access higher education classes and gain a degree in nursing. A discussion of the impact that distance learning has had on the ability of remote students to access education is presented.

8.  Working rural and remote: rewards and challenges. 
By: Anderson, Kathryn. Australian Nursing Journal. Feb 2012, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p22-25
Abstract
: The article reports on the benefits and challenges that Australian nurses and midwives can find from working in remote and rural locations in the country.

Articles on: -  Communication/Collaboration between Nurses and Doctors

9.  Critical Thinking at the Bedside: Providing Safe Passage to Patients
By Robert, Ruth R.; Petersen, Sandra. MEDSURG Nursing. Mar/Apr 2013, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p85-118.(10p)
Abstract:
The article focuses on the critical thinking ability of health care professionals which can directly affect patient safety. It states that the main aim of the critical thinking is to improve patient health safety by integrating critical thinking in education and practice. It also mentions that critical thinking plays an important role in nursing profession due to their attempt of making decisions in patient care.

10.  Nurses' Perceptions of Nurse-Physician Relationships: Medical-Surgical vs. Intensive Care
By Johnson, Sherita; King, Daria. MEDSURG Nursing. Nov/Dec 2012, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p343-347. (5p)
Abstract:
Introduction: Collaboration between nurses and physicians is essential in fostering interdisciplinary relationships. Specialty practice may influence the quality of this collaboration. Effective communication and collegial RN-MD relationships are critical to improved patient outcomes.

11.  Communication: A Dynamic Between Nurses and Physicians
By Flicek, Cassandra Lee. MEDSURG Nursing. Nov/Dec 2012, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p385-386
Abstract:
The article discusses the significance of nurse-physician communication, and the way it affects the efficiency and quality of health care service. It also includes the major reasons for the communication gap such as lack of co-education, wrong beliefs of the nurses, and rude behavior of the physicians. It concludes that better strategies are required to overcome the nurse-physician communication issues, to gain better patient care outcomes..

12.  The effect of an educational programme on attitudes of nurses and medical residents towards the benefits of positive communication and collaboration
By McCaffrey, Ruth; Hayes, Rose Marie; Cassell, Asenath; Miller-Reyes, Sharmin; Donaldson, Audeane; Ferrell, Cheryl. Journal of Advanced Nursing. Feb 2012, Vol. 68 Issue 2, p293-301. 9p.
Abstract
: This article is a report of a study to determine the effect of an educational programme and to follow up weekly meetings on nurses and medical resident's attitudes towards positive communication and collaboration. 

13.  Experiences of doctors and nurses implementing nurse-delivered cardiovascular prevention in primary care: a qualitative study
By Voogdt-Pruis, Helene R.; Beusmans, George H.M.I.; Gorgels, Anton P.M.; van Ree, Jan W. Journal of Advanced Nursing. Aug 2011, Vol. 67 Issue 8, p1758-1766. 9p
Abstract:
The article presents a study on the experiences of healthcare professionals in implementing nurse-delivered cardiovascular prevention to high risk patients in primary care. The study revealed that implementation of nurse-delivered cardiovascular prevention are being hindered by lack of knowledge on guidelines, lack of communication, and insufficient coaching by doctors. It is suggested that there should be mutual confidence between care providers to remove the barriers in such implementation..

14.  Implications of Nurse-Physician Relations: Report of a Successful Intervention
By Tschannen, Dana; Keenan, Gail; Aebersold, Michelle; Kocan, Mary Jo; Lundy, Francene; Averhart, Victoria. Nursing Economic$. May/Jun 2011, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p127-135. 9p
Abstract
: The article discusses a study to identify the effectiveness of a collaborative intervention implemented at a Midwestern tertiary care center to improve communication between nurses and physicians. It was concluded that the nurse-physician collaboration improved for both the professions with physicians scoring significantly higher on reports openness and accuracy of communication within groups and between groups. ..

15.  How much teamwork exists between nurses and junior doctors in the intensive care unit?
By Nathanson, Brian H.; Henneman, Elizabeth A.; Blonaisz, Elaine R.; Doubleday, Nancy D.; Lusardi, Paula; Jodka, Paul G. Journal of Advanced Nursing. Aug 2011, Vol. 67 Issue 8, p1817-1823. 7p
Abstract:
The article discusses a study on the collaboration between nurses and junior (resident) doctors in the intensive care unit (ICU). According to the said study, nurses gave more negative responses to the survey questions as compared to the doctors. The nurse respondents believe that there is inadequate amount of collaboration in the ICU while the junior doctors were reportedly satisfied. As such, the study concludes that doctors may hold attitudes that hinder interdisciplinary teamwork..

16.  Initiative to change ward culture results in better patient care
By Desai, Tejal; Caldwell, Gordon; Herring, Roselle. Nursing Management - UK. Jul 2011, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p32-35. 4p
Abstract
: One of the main features of ward rounds is the professional conversation that occurs between doctors and nurses. Such conversation needs to be perfected to avoid iatrogenic harm and increase efficiency. This article looks at data collected from 146 consultant-led medical ward rounds at a hospital trust using the Caldwell considerative checklist process (Herring et al 2011) to identify the frequency and quality of such conversations.

17.  Serving two (or more) masters: accomplishing autonomous nursing practice in chronic disease management
By Kimpson, Sally; Purkis, Mary E. Nursing Philosophy. Jul 2011, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p191-199. 9p
Abstract:
The concept of professional autonomy has figured prominently in literature that addresses nursing's project of professionalization. Within highly structured environments such as acute-care hospitals, nurses' professional autonomy has frequently been contested yet is often implicated by nursing's elite as a necessary condition in the construction of quality work environments. Professional concerns and management practices related to retaining experienced nurses to support sustainability in healthcare delivery systems' impact on the ability of nurses to practice autonomously. Our paper focuses on the emerging field of practice of chronic disease management. We describe the complex relationships negotiated by a nurse in a theoretically autonomous practice setting as she seeks to fulfil both the requirements of a research protocol designed by physician experts representing the specialty of renal medicine, and her professional obligations to respond to the expressed needs of patients with early-stage renal disease.

18.  Implications of Nurse-Physician Relations: Report of a Successful Intervention
By Tschannen, Dana; Keenan, Gail; Aebersold, Michelle; Kocan, Mary Jo; Lundy, Francene; Averhart, Victoria. Nursing Economic$. May/Jun 2011, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p127-135. 9p
Abstract:
The article discusses a study to identify the effectiveness of a collaborative intervention implemented at a Midwestern tertiary care center to improve communication between nurses and physicians. It was concluded that the nurse-physician collaboration improved for both the professions with physicians scoring significantly higher on reports openness and accuracy of communication within groups and between groups. Also suggested is a need to foster team-centered culture among care professionals..

Journal - Table of Contents

19. From the Dissector: Journal of the Perioperative Nurses College of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation, March 2013,
Volume 40, Number
4
Editorial
19A.
Reducing child & maternal mortality
News
19B.
PNC conference plans well advanced; NZNO responds to the consultation document - Expanded practice for anaesthetic technicians; RNFSA role relevant says report
Case Study
19C
. Patient education in the recovery room
Professional
19D.
Poster presentations
Conference Report
19E
. First timer stimulated by PNC conference
Workshop Report
19F.
Dealing with a world of pain
Education
19G
. The development of post-operative urinary guidelines
Clinical
19H.
Lung fine-needle aspiration biopsy

Conferences     

20. The Governance of the Health Care System
Professor Robin Gauld, Open University
IGPS and IPANZ (Institute of Public Administration NZ) invite you to the final seminar in the lunch-time series 'Improving the Governance of New Zealand'
Date: Friday 3 May, 2013
Venue: Railway West Wing, Level 5, Room 501
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm
RSVP: www.ipanz.org.nz

21. The Third Sector: New Zealand’s NFP Summit
Empower your non-profit organisation with the skills, knowledge and necessary networks to succeed during regulatory change and the current economic climate
Date: 18-19 June 2013
Venue: Amora Hotel, Wellington
http://www.conferenz.co.nz/conferences/third-sector-new-zealands-nfp-summit

22. 2013 Annual National Conference
Ffron the cradle to the grave: Challenges facing remote service provision 
Date:
Sept 25- 28
Venue: Double Tree by Hilton ,Esplanade (formerly Holiday Inn Esplanade) Darwin, NT from the 25th - 28th September.
Abstract Submissions close 19th April 2013
https://crana.org.au/about/conference/annual-national-conference/

23.  Aboriginal health conference
Theme:
Aspire together - achieve together.
The conference develops strong commitments to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people in rural and remote communities.
Date: 6 - 7 July 2013
Venue: Perth, Western Australia
http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences?cid=1289

News - National

24. PHOs' role needs revisiting - Treasury
The role of PHOs as purchasers of services needs to be revisited, a Treasury paper says. In Health Projections and Policy Options for the 2013 Long-term Fiscal Statement, Treasury points to lack of clarity between DHBs and PHOs about where the responsibility for primary care lies. DHBs bear the cost of more expensive hospital treatment for conditions that could have been managed in a primary care setting, the paper says. It predicts publicly financed health spending will rise from 6.9 per cent of gross domestic product in 2011 to 11.1 per cent by 2060.
Health Projections and Policy Options for the 2013 Long-term Fiscal Statement
http://www.treasury.govt.nz/government/longterm/externalpanel/pdfs/ltfep-s4-01.pdf/view

25. Hutt DHB to charge for OIA requests?
Hutt News - 17 April 2013
Charges for information are on the cards as Hutt Valley District Health Board staff find themselves overwhelmed by Official Information Act requests. This month the board's meeting agenda has detailed each of 15 requests made under the act in the previous six weeks, a move one media commentator has called "bloody-minded".
http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/local-papers/hutt-news/8562375/Hutt-DHB-to-charge-for-OIA-requests

26. Hospital staff snooped on X-rays of eel inside man
ODT - Wed, 17 Apr 2013
Thirty-three health workers have been disciplined for snooping at X-rays and other information on the man who had an eel removed from inside him at Auckland City Hospital. At least one was sacked. The rest were given verbal warnings, written warnings or final written warnings.
http://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/253381/hospital-staff-snooped-x-rays-eel-inside-man

News - International

27. Hospitals feel the strain
April 19, 2013
Australia's ageing population is already starting to place pressure on the health system as the number of people aged 85 and older admitted to hospital surges. Public and private hospital bed numbers are also struggling to keep pace with population growth, hospital statistics for 2011-12 released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show.

28. Two million children at risk of measles
The Telegraph - 18 April 2013
Up to two million schoolchildren could be at risk of measles due to the MMR vaccine scare, doctors have warned
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10003565/Two-million-children-at-risk-of-measles.html

 

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