Book Me – February 2016

In this issue:

  • 25% Off Books for Members;
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text;
  • The Health Gap: The Challenge of An Unequal World;
  • Assessment and Care Planning in Mental Health Nursing;
  • Rural Nursing: The Australian Context;
  • Midwifery in China;
  • Geriatric Depression: A Clinical Guide.
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

The Health Gap: The Challenge of An Unequal World

Feb2016
Author(s) : Michael Marmot
ISBN : 9781408858004
RRP : $29.99
Publisher : Bloomsbury via Allen & Unwin

Borrow this item via the Library’s Online Catalogue (click on ♥ Add to Favourites then Email, fill in your details & Send)

In Sierra Leone, one in 21, 15-year-old women will die in their fertile years of a maternal-related cause; in Italy the figure is one in 17,100; but in the USA, a country that spends more on healthcare than any other, it is one in 1800. These and other health inequalities defy usual explanations and resist conventional approaches to improving access to technical solutions and changing the behavior of individuals. This book examines the social story of health and presents compelling evidence that the dramatic differences in health between and within countries are not simply a matter of rich and poor.

Instead the author posits that the solution lies in social justice and creating the conditions for people to lead flourishing lives.


Assessment and Care Planning in Mental Health Nursing

AssessAuthor(s) : Nick Wrycraft
ISBN : 9780335264742
RRP : $74.95 (NSWNMA discount available)
Publisher : McGraw Hill Education & Open University Press via www.mhprofessional.com
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This practical, introductory book takes a values-based approach to mental health nursing, with a focus on partnerships with patients as well as allied health service providers. The first section covers initiating relationships, conducting assessments and using the information elicited to devise care plans. Several chapters address common aspects of mental health issues. Four detailed case studies and comprehensive care plans are also presented.


Rural Nursing: The Australian Context

Rural

Author(s) : Karen Francis, Ysanne Chapman and Carmel Davies
ISBN : 9781107626829
RRP : $69.95
Publisher : Cambridge University Press via www.medicalbooks.com.au

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Written by a team of practicing rural nurses and academics, this book examines the knowledge and skills required to practice in the diverse and challenging environment of rural Australia. It covers pregnancy, parenting, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, ageing and mental health. These themes are framed by discussions of rurality, population and health demographics and the different practice opportunities available in rural settings.


Midwifery in China

China

Author(s) : Mavis Gaff-Smith
ISBN : 9780987522481
RRP : $29.95
Publisher : Triple D Books via www.tripledbooks.com.au

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This book recounts the experiences of the author and an international team of midwives during a 2013 study tour of China. The group was granted access to a wide range of maternity units and child care facilities and saw firsthand how one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing populations dealt with the challenges it faced in spite of, and sometimes because of, the One Child policy. Those interviewed for the book range from administrators of maternity units catering to the rising moneyed class to the former “barefoot doctors” who provided primary health care in a rural village.


Geriatric Depression: A Clinical Guide

Geriatric

Author(s) : Gary Kennedy
ISBN : 9781462519866
RRP : $67
Publisher : Guildford Press via www.footprint.com.au

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This book explains why depression can be challenging to identify and treat in older adults and describes the most effective medical and psychosocial interventions, with reference to DSM-5. Written by a geriatric psychiatrist with extensive practical experience, the book emphasises a team approach that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, primary care providers and nurses.


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.