Book Me – May 2015

In this issue:

  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text;
  • ANZAC Girls;
  • ‘Caps and Veils’;
  • Can I Tell You About Diabetes (Type 1)?;
  • Sexual Health;
  • Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders.
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

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


Book Me - May 2015 - Anzac Girls
Author(s) : Peter Rees
ISBN : 9781743319826
RRP : $29.99
Publisher : Allen & Unwin
Distributor : Allen & Unwin

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In light of the ANZAC centenary the NSWNMA Library is pleased to announce that a copy of this compelling book is available for loan to members keen to further explore the story that inspired the landmark ABC TV series. ANZAC GIRLS presents an evocative account of the unfolding Great War as seen “by a few representing the many” who actively served in the theatres of Egypt, Lemnos, the hospital ships and the Western Front. The Great War was the first test of the fledgling Army Nursing Services of Australia (AANS) and New Zealand (NZANS). Civilian nurses had served in the 1899-1902 Boer War in South Africa, however WWI saw the advent of dedicated local corps, plus scores of nurses joined other British Imperial and private medical units. While not without controversy, at home and in the field, the services provided by these nurses were deeply appreciated by servicemen and many military nurses were awarded high honours. This book takes readers into the hospital camps, wards and tent surgeries, where the courage and compassion of nurses was tested by appalling conditions and horrific situations and where their reputation as dignified pioneers began.

‘Caps and Veils’: The Nursing History of the Sydney Hospital Matrons and its Nurses

Book Me - May 2015 - Caps and Veils

Author(s) : Valerie Griffiths
ISBN : 9780980581614
RRP : $50
Publisher : Jingzhe Li
Distributor : Elinor Wrobel Publishing (contact sydhospmuseum[at]

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This book draws on the extensive archives of the Sydney Hospital to recount in meticulous detail the stories of the hospital’s many distinguished nursing graduates and leaders. Excerpts from letters, memoirs and diaries, biographies, oral and family histories, official reports, newspaper articles, photographs and curriculum vitae are all richly combined to illuminate their individual lives and experiences, as well as their intimate connection with the history of Sydney itself. As introduced by Governor Marie Bashir, this book provides a significant contribution to the social history of modern Australia and all health professional groups will find details of early regulations a revealing window upon the problematic environment of those times and the challenges faced in training many thousands of students.

Can I Tell You About Diabetes (Type 1)?

Book Me - May 2015 - Can I Tell You About Diabetes (Type 1)

Author(s) : Julie Edge
ISBN : 9781849054690
RRP : $19.95
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Distributor : Footprint Books

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Slim and easy to read, this book would benefit those working with children and young people as a starting point for discussions about the condition. In the book “Debbie” is presented as an adolescent who has lived with Type 1 Diabetes since age six; she explains how it feels when her blood sugar levels are high and low, how she monitors and controls her blood sugar and how she can be helped and supported by friends, teachers and parents.

Sexual Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Book Me - May 2015 - Sexual Health A Multidisciplinary Approach

Author(s) : Meredith Temple-Smith
ISBN : 9780987290557
RRP : $80
Publisher : IP Communications
Distributor : JR Medical Books

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Sexual health is now considered a multi-dimensional product of complex interactions between biological, psychological and socio-cultural factors. This revised and expanded second edition brings together 34 expert Australian practitioners and researchers to provide a comprehensive, contemporary local perspective on sexual health. Chapters report on current statistics on sexual preferences in the Australian population, psychological theories of sexuality, clinical practice concerns such as common issues, infections and dysfunctions. Specific groups are addressed including indigenous Australians, refugees, homeless youth, sex workers and prisoners. The final section is devoted to prevention and promotion issues with chapters on reframing the disease-focussed debate and examining the role of the law in promoting sexual health in Australia.

Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders (3rd ed.)

Book Me - May 2015 - Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders

Author(s) : Aaron Beck, Denise Davis & Arthur Freeman
ISBN : 9781462517923
RRP : $79
Publisher : The Guildford Press
Distributor : The Guildford Press

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This new edition comprises three parts beginning with theory, research and general clinical methods, then clinical applications to specific personality disorders, plus comorbidity and clinical management. The first two parts have been refreshed and expanded to integrate new ideas such as motivational interviewing, mindfulness, schema role plays and other experiential exercises, building functional core beliefs and personal models for resilience and specific strategies for managing the therapeutic alliance. Chapters on specific disorders discuss key treatment goals, lifespan or developmental considerations, termination issues and common challenges and tips for clinician self-care. Part three examines how to deal with crises such as suicide and violence, as well as effective treatment principles that cut across all of the distinct disorders.

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.

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