Book Me – March 2016

In this issue:

  • 25% Off Books for Members;
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text;
  • Out of Time: The Pleasures and Perils of Aging;
  • Substance abuse treatment: options, challenges and effectiveness;
  • Stories in midwifery: reflection, inquiry, action;
  • High performance healthcare: using the power of relationships to achieve quality, efficiency and resilience;
  • Ward-based critical care: a guide for health professionals, 2nd edition.
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

Out of Time: The Pleasures and Perils of Aging

OutofTime
Author(s) : Lynne Segal
ISBN : 9781781682999
RRP : $21.99
Publisher : Allen & Unwin

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As millions of baby boomers approach their sixth or seventh decade, many are re-examining the myths and stereotypes, stigmas and truisms surrounding the place of older women in the world. In Out of Time leading Australian feminist thinker Lynne Segal examines her life and surveys the work and lives of other writers and artists to explore the pleasures and perils of growing old. Following in the footsteps of Simone de Beauvoir – who in her mid fifties mourned ‘never again!’ – Segal mixes memoir, literature and polemic to explore the trials and challenges of ageing. This life-affirming work explores questions of generational warfare, passion, loss, memory and activisim with a critical eye and ample compassion.


Substance abuse treatment: options, challenges and effectiveness

SubstanceAbuseAuthor(s) : Sylvia Mignon
ISBN : 9781781682999
RRP : $21.99
Publisher : Springer Publishing (via Footprint Books) – Use BCLUB16 at checkout for 15% discount
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This comprehensive, practical guide synthesizes treatment approaches from medicine, psychology, sociology and social work, and investigates regimens that range from brief interventions to the most intensive and expensive types of inpatient treatment programs. It examines controversies over best practices for treating substance abuse and closely analyses current research findings and their applicability for improving treatment in the future. Written for both academics and clinicians, the book makes complex research findings easily understandable.


Stories in midwifery: reflection, inquiry, action

StoriesofMidwiferyAuthor(s) : Christine Catling, Allison Cummins and Rosemarie Hogan
ISBN : 9780729542234
RRP : $79.95
Publisher : Elsevier via JR Medical Books

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Stories in Midwifery presents an insightful collection of personal stories as told by a range of women, midwives, students, health professionals and family members. This unique resource offers midwifery students and practicing midwives an extraordinary perspective on a range of topics related to birthing and midwifery, including continuing of care, perinatal mental health, complex pregnancies, homebirth and assisted reproductive techniques, among others. Presented in workbook online multimedia format, this Australian work builds empathy and understanding, and provides examples of innovative approaches to woman-centred care with a focus on reflection, inquiry and action.


High performance healthcare: using the power of relationships to achieve quality, efficiency and resilience

HighPerformance

Author(s) : Jody Hoffer Gittel
ISBN : 9780071621762
RRP : $64.96
Publisher : McGraw Hill  (member discount available). 

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High Performance Healthcare explores how healthcare organisations can harness the power of relationships to achieve and sustain high performance over time, building on ideas that first emerged from a study of the flight departure process. From the airline study the author established a reliable system for evaluating ‘relational coordination’ as a driver of quality and efficiency, which was then reassessed for the healthcare industry. This book, as the outcome of the healthcare study, carefully describes the process of identifying weak areas of relational coordination, transforming work practices that are creating barriers, and building a high performance work system to foster consistent relational coordination across all disciplines.


WardBasedWard-based critical care: a guide for health professionals, 2nd edition

Author(s) : Ann Price, Sally Smith and Alistair Challiner
ISBN : 9781905539925
RRP : £49
Publisher : M&K Publishing

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Ward-based Critical Care aims to guide practitioners in the initial management of critically ill adult patients within the ward setting. This informative book contains many useful features such as clinical scenarios, hot tips and practical skills, and the text is richly illustrated and cross-referenced throughout. The book is structured around the ABCDE approach, plus each section starts with a chapter on assessing and managing those aspects of patient care. New chapters cover anaphylactic shock, patient safety, massive blood transfusions and pregnant women in the ward setting.


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.