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Issue 5 - 1 March 2013

Books available for borrowing

NZNO members are welcome to borrow these books, for a period of 4 weeks.

1. Achieving health in a rural community : A case study of nurse - community partnership
By Merian Litchfield. Published 2004
This study describes rural, nurse-led health services provided by the Takapau Health Centre (Central Hawkes Bay) and its outreach, Norsewood & District Health Centre. The study looks at its model of service delivery through to 2002.

2. Advancing perioperative practice
Edited by Mark Radford; Zbernie County & Melanie Oakley. Published 2004
This book is written for practitioners already in perioperative practice but wishing to extend their role. Linking theory to practice, this ground-breaking book addresses the whole area of the perioperative environment. .

3. Safety in numbers: nurse-to-patient ratios and the future of health care
By Suzanne Gordon, John Buchanan, Tanya Bretherton. Published 2008
Safety in Numbers is the first book to examine the arguments for and against ratios. Utilizing survey data, interviews, and other original research, Suzanne Gordon, John Buchanan, and Tanya Bretherton weigh the cost, benefits, and effectiveness of ratios in California and the state of Victoria in Australia, the two places where RN staffing levels have been mandated the longest

Articles: -
International Journal of Nursing Knowledge

4. Perception: A Concept Analysis
By McDonald, Susan M. International Journal of Nursing Knowledge. Feb 2012, Vol. 23 Issue 1: p2-9
Concept analysis methodology by ) was used to define, describe, and delimit the concept of perception.
DATA SOURCE: Nursing literature in the Medline database was searched for definitions of 'perception.'
DATA SYNTHESIS: Definitions, uses, and defining attributes of perception were identified; model and contrary cases were developed; and antecedents, consequences, and empirical referents were determined.
CONCLUSIONS: An operational definition for the concept was developed.
IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Nurses need to be cognizant of how perceptual differences impact the delivery of nursing care. In research, a mixed methodology approach may yield a richer description of the phenomenon and provide useful information for clinical practice. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR].

5.  A Nursing Conceptual Model for Contamination
By Green, Pauline M.; Polk, Laura V. International Journal of Nursing Knowledge. Feb 2012, Vol. 23 Issue 1: p10-17
To propose a nursing model of contamination that describes the key features of contamination at a level of abstraction needed for clinical decision making.
DATA SOURCES: Relevant literature on contamination, biopreparedness, and classic epidemiologic literature were reviewed and analyzed.
DATA SYNTHESIS: A model of contamination was created along with a description of benefits of use in practice, education, and research.
DISCUSSION: The nursing profession is called to respond to contamination incidents on a local, national, and global level. Achieving optimum health outcomes while managing contamination incidents is enhanced by nurses' use of a model that incorporates six elements to identify and name instances of contamination and select suitable outcomes and interventions. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR].

6. Implementation and Evaluation of the Nursing Process in Primary Health Care
By Pérez Rivas, Francisco Javier; Santamaría García, José Ma; Minguet Arenas, Cristina; Beamud Lagos, Milagros; García López, Montserrat. International Journal of Nursing Knowledge. Feb 2012, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p18-28
The purpose of this study is to publicize the experience of implementing and developing the nursing process in a sanitary area of primary health care (PHC), and to assess the outcomes reached during the past 9 years.
METHODS. This descriptive longitudinal study was carried out in the 42 PHC centers in the 11th Primary Care Area of Madrid, Spain.
FINDINGS. Between 2001 and 2009, 243,838 new nursing diagnoses were performed. The indicator of resolution capacity ranged from 75% to 80% for the attended problems. CONCLUSIONS. Nurses in the 11th PHC Area have effectively incorporated the nursing process as a work methodology in their caregiving practices.
IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE. The nursing process can be used to identify nursing care issues and assess the capacity for resolution.

7.  How Nurse Practitioners Make Decisions Regarding Coronary Heart Disease Risk: A Social Judgment Analysis
By Stamp, Kelly D. International Journal of Nursing Knowledge. Feb 2012, Vol. 23 Issue 1: p29-40
Understanding how nurse practitioners use clinical decision skills in practice has the potential to guide education programs to ensure safe, competent, and high quality advanced nursing practice. This study used the lens of social judgment theory to examine the clinical decision making of 60 nurse practitioners.
METHODS: A three-group pretest-posttest comparison design was used to evaluate how much insight nurse practitioners had into their clinical decision-making process. FINDINGS: Nurse practitioners had modest insight into their clinical decision-making process.
CONCLUSION: Self-insight has implications for enhancing nurses' decision making, improving education, and fostering agreement among advanced practice nurses.
IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Self-insight has implications for developing professional decision making and promoting appropriate educational opportunities for advanced practice nurses. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR].

Articles: - Nursing Praxis in New Zealand

8. EDITORIAL:  New Zealand's internationally qualified nursing workforce.
By Clendon, Jill. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand. 01/11/2012, Vol. 28 Issue 3: p2-3
Recent research undertaken by Leonie Walker and myself as part of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO)research programme found that in New Zealand internationally qualified nurses (IQNs) face a range of challenges in the workplace (Walker & Clendon, 2012). These challenges include discrimination, and frustration and disappointment about constrained roles, scopes of practice and career opportunities.

By Hongyan Lu; Maithus, Caroline. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand. 01/11/2012, Vol. 28 Issue 3: p4-12.
Clinical tutors, referred to in the international literature as clinical supervisors, facilitators, mentors or instructors, are responsible for providing and supervising workplace learning opportunities for groups of Bachelor of Nursing (BN) students.We undertook a study which looked at the perceptions of new nursing graduates with English as an additional language (EAL) on the development of spoken language skills for the clinical workplace.

By Hedley, Cath; Thompson, Shona; Morris Mathews, Kay; Pentecost, Mandy; Wivell, Judy; Stockdale Frost, Ariana; Morris, Helen. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand. 01/11/2012, Vol. 28 Issue 3: p13-23
: The Before (B4) School Check is a free health and development check delivered by specifically trained nurses to four year old children throughout New Zealand, aimed to identify and address any health, behavioural, social or developmental concerns that could affect a child's ability to get the most benefit from school. Reported here are the results of an evaluation of the B4 School Checks in Hawke's Bay, focusing specifically on children assessed at the B4 School Check with behaviour issues as determined by the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ).

By Noble-Adams, Rae. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand. 01/11/2012, Vol. 28 Issue 3: p24-34
The Cancer Connect New Zealand (CCNZ) service is a free confidential telephone peer support programme, run by the Canterbury /West Coast Division of the Cancer Society of New Zealand (CSNZ). The programme links people affected by cancer to specially trained peer support volunteers (TPSV) who have been through similar cancer experiences. This paper reports a retrospective audit of the CCNZ service in which paper records of CCNZ matches were reviewed, assessed and described.

Journal - Table of Contents

12. From the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, February 2013, Volume 44, Number 2
Leadership Development: See the Need
Administrative Angles
Taking the Plunge: Things to Consider When Making the Decision to Provide a National Conference
Clinical Updates
Strategies to Improve Delirium Recognition in Hospitalized Older Adults
Teaching Tips
Teaching the Business of Health Care
CNE Article
Development of Simulated Chest Compression Videos for Objective Evaluation of CPR Instructors
CNE Quiz
Development of Simulated Chest Compression Videos for Objective Evaluation of CPR Instructors
Original Article
Oral Care Education in the Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: Quality Patient Outcomes in the Intensive Care Unit
Original Article
. A Teaching Intervention to Improve the Self-Efficacy of Internationally Educated Nurses
Original Article
The Need for Nursing Education in the Care of Adults With Congenital Heart Defects
Original Article
Rural Model Dedicated Education Unit: Partnership Between College and Hospital

Conferences & Training   

13. 9th Goodfellow Symposium
22-24 March 2013
Venue: Langham Hotel, Auckland

14. HINZ Annual Conference and Exhibition 2013
27-29 November 2013
Venue: Rotorua

15. Procurement & Contract Management in the Health Sector
29 - 30 April 2013
Venue: Auckland
Two days of comprehensive training coupled with numerous practical exercises to ensure that you are fully equipped to handle all procurement-contracts in the health sector. 
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16. Developing a Clinical Governance Framework for Healthcare Providers
15 - 16 October 2013
Venue: Wellington
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News - National

17. Making noise to raise youth suicide awareness
Waikato Times - 28 Feb 2013

Appalled by New Zealand's "tragically high" youth suicide rate, a Waikato mental health nurse is getting noisy to raise awareness.
Kahui Neho, who has worked at Waikato Hospital's Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre for four years, is teaming up with motorbike club the Super Maori Fullas to launch the Riders Against Teenage Suicide (RATS) Green Ribbon Ride campaign

18. Woman with cancer prompts test recall
ODT - Thu, 28 Feb 2013

A woman diagnosed with bowel cancer at Dunedin Hospital prompted a recall of patients for surveillance colonoscopies, Southern District Health Board gastroenterology clinical leader Dr Jason Hill said yesterday

News - International

19. Giving your health kick a technological kick-start
The Age - 27 February 2013

It started with booking a skiing trip with my young family. I can see it now, two sub eight-year-olds whizzing down the slopes as I enjoy one run and then retire to the stands on the front valley. Being on the wrong side of 30 and with not-too-bad but not-too-great fitness, I decided to get fit so I wouldn't look like I hadn't skied in 12 years (true). What I didn't expect was for me to commit to three months of sobriety starting last weekend, but I just thought “why not?". And I was amazed at the amount of technological help is available to help achieve these goals.
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20. Swan vows to stop Queensland health reforms
Sydney Morning Herald - 27 February 2013

Health minister Lawrence Springborg says outsourcing health department work to the private sector is happening and people can "get on the train or get under it". Treasurer Wayne Swan has vowed the federal government will do "everything" in its power to stop the Queensland government's proposed health reforms.
Health Minister Lawrence Springborg has announced a new high-level body will be set-up to scrutinise private health investment in Queensland's health services as part of a "blueprint'' for reform. Mr Swan claims the reforms effectively mean some Queensland hospitals will be privatised, while nursing jobs in the community sector will be lost.
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