Book Me – December 2015 – January 2016

In this issue:

  • 25% Off Books for Members;
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text;
  • In The Kingdom of The Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness In America;
  • Nothing About Us, Without Us! 20 Years of Dementia Advocacy;
  • Yatdjuligin Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing & Midwifery Care;
  • Good Pharma: The Public-Health Model of the Mario Negri Institute;
  • The Man Who Closed the Asylums: Franco Basaglia and the Revolution in Mental Health Care.
All books reviewed below are available for loan plus can be ordered through the distributor or publisher; please follow the links given with each review.  For further advice on borrowing items from the Library please see the footer below.

News for Members

25% Off Books for Members

McGraw Hill Publishers is offering NSWNMA members 25 per cent off the recommended retail price of all medical titles, plus a range of other professional books! Simply log in to the Association’s member-only page, scroll down to the ‘Discount Books’ section and click on the promotion code image to open the McGraw Hill website.  For complete instructions please read this further information page or for assistance please contact the NSWNMA library.

Access to CINAHL Plus with Full Text

Members can now access the CINAHL Plus with Full Text research database directly! Simply log in to the Association’s member-only page then click on the CINAHL link.  CINAHL Plus with Full Text the definitive research tool for nursing and allied health literature, providing full text for more than 750 journals and thousands of articles dating back to 1937.  It also includes searchable cited references, legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials.  For further information or assistance please contact the NSWNMA library.


Special Interest

In The Kingdom of The Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness In America

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Author(s) : Laurie Edwards
ISBN : 9781620406281
RRP : $19.99
Publisher : Bloomsbury via Allen & Unwin

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More than 133 million Americans now live with chronic illness, accounting for nearly three-quarters of all health care dollars and untold pain, disability and heartbreak. This landmark book charts the growth in these chronic illnesses and investigates how science, technology and culture are impacting the lives of people who are sick. It argues that we must be wary of the limits of science, and confront our throwback beliefs that people who are sick have weaker character than those who are well. Through research and patient narratives the author explores patient rights, the role of social media in medical advocacy, the origins of our attitudes about chronic illness and much more.


Nothing About Us, Without Us! 20 Years of Dementia Advocacy

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Author(s) : Christine Bryden
ISBN : 9781849056717
RRP : $42.95
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers via Footprint Books

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Drawing on her own journey author Christine Bryden offers a compelling view of what it is like to walk in the shoes of a person with dementia and invites the reader to “aspire to a new paradigm of dementia survival with dignity”. This collection of forceful and inspiring presentations, addresses issues of stigma, care, hope and ways of living effectively, plus shows how much progress has been made in making the world more inclusive for people with dementia.


Yatdjuligin Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing & Midwifery Care

Yatdjuligin

Author(s) : Odette Best and Bronwyn Fredericks
ISBN : 9781107625303
RRP : $79.95
Publisher : Cambridge University Press via JR Medical Books

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Yatdjuligin, meaning “talking in a good way”, is a book designed for both non-Indigenous and Indigenous nurses, midwives and psychiatric nurses who work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island patients. It addresses the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultures and mainstream health services and aims to prepare health workers for a wide variety of situations and environments. It examines the impact of historical, political and sociological factors on the health of Indigenous Australians. It also has chapters on community controlled health services, remote area nursing, mental health and caring for Indigenous Elders.


Good Pharma: The Public-Health Model of the Mario Negri Institute

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Author(s) : Donald Light and Antonio Maturo
ISBN : 9781137388339
RRP : £59.50
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan

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Good Pharma describes a working model of institutional integrity that bypasses the many ways that commercialised research has corrupted transparent science, valid results and trustworthy clinical practice. It recounts how a brilliant young researcher, Silvio Garattini, and a boldly imaginative philanthropist, Mario Negri, conceived of an independent, ethics-based research institute to develop better medicines for patients. Drawing on its public health model, the Institute has successfully influenced the founding of the WHO Essentials Medicines List, nurtured the Cochrane Collaboration and the reform of European regulations to reduce commercial influences and increase transparency.


The Man Who Closed the Asylums: Franco Basaglia and the Revolution in Mental Health Care

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Author(s) : John Foot
ISBN : 9781781689264
RRP : $35
Publisher : Verso via Allen & Unwin

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In 1961, when Franco Basaglia was appointed as the new director of the grim Gorizia asylum, on the Italian border with Yugoslavia, it was, like many asylums across the world, a place of horror where the “mad” were incarcerated for life. However this new director, inspired by the writings of the radical philosophers and psychiatrists of his day, was convinced that the entire asylum system was morally bankrupt. So he decided to abolish it. This comprehensive book is a gripping account of one of the most influential psychiatrists of the twentieth century and his revolutionary approach to psychiatry and mental health.


NB: some books are reviewed using information supplied and have not been independently reviewed.

Borrowing from the Library:

  • Loans are available for members, associate members and employees of the NSWNMA;
  • Standard loan period is three (3) weeks for all items except reference and journal materials, which can only be used in the Library, by appointment;
  • Renewals and extensions are available on request, and will depend on whether the item has been reserved by another Library patron;
  • Items are sent by regular post along with a suitable reply paid, self-addressed envelope or satchel to facilitate returns;
  • Overdue items will prevent further loans.

To continue reading other articles in this issue of The Lamp, please see the Publications page.  The last few years’ issues are listed on Informit; members can access the full issues via the Members Only page.  The Library also retains original and digital copies of all issues dating back to the first publication in 1944.