Book Me – November 2015

In this issue:

  • 25% Off Books for Members;
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text;
  • Between the Dances;
  • Nursing by Heart: Transformational Self-Care for Nurses;
  • Global Aging: Comparative Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course;
  • Understanding Mental Disorders: Your Guide To DSM-5;
  • Mastering Pharmacogenomics: A Nurse’s Handbook for Success.
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

Between the Dances

Between-the-dances
Author(s) : Jacqueline Dinan
ISBN : 9781925183757
RRP : $32.99
Publisher : Ventura Press via www.booktopia.com.au

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From Asia to Australia, Malta to the Middle East and New Zealand to the UK, the challenges and adventures faced by women during World War II were unprecedented. Between the Dances draws from interviews with more than 300 women who served as nurses, farmhands, munitions workers or members of the defence forces. Their stories expose their struggle with gender stereotypes, the difficult release of social liberties and the dawning of new opportunities for all Australian women. The last tradition left was the weekly dance, which ceremoniously brought women and men together for a quickstep or a foxtrot and brief respite from the rigours of wartime.


Nursing by Heart: Transformational Self-Care for Nurses

Nursing

Author(s) : Julie Skinner
ISBN : 9781782797111
RRP : USD$14.95
Publisher : Ayni Books via www.amazon.com

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This book distils the author’s 30 years of professional learning and personal experiences in various nursing roles into a slim, accessible guide to the self-care techniques that had a profound effect on her own journey. The book takes a holistic approach to underpin the need for self-care to be effective and sustainable. Chapters explore values, truths, expectations, limiting perspectives and embracing courage and endurance to overcome resistance. Praised by reviewers for its honesty and gentleness, this book is an excellent read for all who may be feeling detached, burnt out or dissatisfied.


Global Aging: Comparative Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course

Global

Author(s) : Suzanne Kunkel, J. Scott Brown and Frank Whittington
ISBN : 9780826105462
RRP : $96
Publisher : Springer Publishing via www.footprint.com.au

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This book covers the major topics in social gerontology associated with global aging, with a focus on both universal similarities and sociocultural differences in the experiences of specific nations. It provides comparative international data, analyses the roles of governments and private organisations in serving older adults and discusses specific policies and programs from across the globe. The Australian situation is addressed for several issues, including the speed of population ageing, current palliative care arrangements, retirement and community support systems.


Understanding Mental Disorders: Your Guide To DSM-5

Understanding

Author(s) : American Psychiatric Association
ISBN : 9781585624911
RRP : $44.95
Publisher : American Psychiatric Publishing via www.footprint.com.au

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This handbook is a companion to the latest edition of the American Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It follows the DSM-5’s structure but presents its material in plain language that can be easily followed by readers without psychiatric training. Definitions are based on symptoms and include case studies drawn from real situations, plus clearly outlined risk factors, tips for caregivers and ways to cope. Chapters include addictive disorders, trauma and stress disorders, gender dysphoria, dementia and other memory problems, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorders.


Mastering Pharmacogenomics: A Nurse’s Handbook for Success

Mastering

Author(s) : Dale Halsey Lea, Dennis Cheek, Daniel Brazeau and Gayle Brazeau
ISBN : 9781938835704
RRP : $59.95
Publisher : Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing via www.nursingknowledge.org 

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Pharmacogenomics, the study of the role of genetics in drug response, has become a vital resource in battling disease and improving patient outcomes. This book provides nursing professionals with a foundational knowledge of human genetics and genomics that can optimise targeted drug therapy, mitigate treatment side effects and alleviate harm from disease. It covers applications to obstetrics, paediatrics, geriatrics and oncology, as well as ethics, interprofessional education and practice. The final chapter outlines how the future of healthcare might look as genomics are infused into everyday practice.


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.