Book Me – October 2015

In this issue:

  • 25% Off Books for Members;
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text;
  • A Doctor’s Dream: A story of hope from the Top End;
  • Health Care and public Policy: An Australian Analysis (5th ed.);
  • Essentials of Pharmacology for Nurses (2nd ed.);
  • Caring Science, Mindful practice: Implementing Watson’s human caring theory;
  • Fast Facts for the Neonatal Nurse.
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

A Doctor’s Dream: A story of hope from the Top End

A-Doctors-Dream
Author(s) : Dr Buddhi Lokuge and Tanya Burke
ISBN : 9781760110987
RRP : $32.95
Publisher : Allen & Unwin

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A Doctor’s Dream is a compelling story of how to address inequality in health care. Dr Buddhi moved to Arnhem Land from Sydney in 2011 to roll out a government health program aimed at eradicating scabies among Aboriginal children. Six months into the program he realised it was going to fail. In the face of powerful opposition from high profile experts, he listened to the Elders and took the slow road. Through painstaking observation and working with patients and the community, together they established an innovative approach that places learning at the very centre of building relationships with Indigenous people.


Health Care and public Policy: An Australian Analysis (5th ed.)

Healthcare

Author(s) : George Palmer and Stephanie Short
ISBN : 9781420256888
RRP : $89.95
Publisher : Macmillan Science and Education

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This book explains how our complex and chaotic health system has developed, as well as the reasons for the current debates and conflicts in health care. This latest edition reaches Federal Labor’s establishment of the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission and the National Health Reform Agreement in 2013. Since then the landscape has changed, however this book still offers many valuable insights into the political, economic, social and epidemiological contexts within which health policies develop, and the forces that promote and oppose change. It provides a framework for interpreting and understanding the trend towards privatisation in the public health sector. Drawing on insider accounts, it also investigates the politics of health, whereinterest groups influence policymaking, how conflicts are resolved and what factors inhibit governments from solving the numerous problems in health services today.


Essentials of Pharmacology for Nurses (2nd ed.)

Essentials

Author(s) : Paul Barber and Deborah Robertson
ISBN : 9780335245659
RRP : $79 – NSWNMA member discount available
Publisher : McGraw Hill Education

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This ideal starter kit for nurses aims to make pharmacology and drug calculations less intimidating. It does not assume previous knowledge of pharmacology and so does not contain detailed types of formulae – rather it provides a basic structure on which to build. Chapters cover pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, adverse reactions and key drug types such as analgesics, antimicrobials, anti-inflammatories and anticoagulants. Additional sections address chronic conditions, mental health, patient concordance, and legal and professional issues. Each chapter includes case studies and clinical tips as well as multiple choice questions to prompt and develop reflective practices.


Caring Science, Mindful practice: Implementing Watson’s human caring theory

Caring

Author(s) : Kathleen Sitzmanand Jean Watson
ISBN : 9780826171535
RRP : $69.99
Publisher : Springer Publishing (through Footprint Books)

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This is the first text to help students and practicing nurses translate and integrate the philosophy and complexity of Human Caring Theory into everyday practice. It brings caring theory to life focusing on multiple ways of knowing and incorporating guided mindfulness and artistic practices. It draws upon the contemplative and mindfulness teaching of Thich Nhat Hanh, a renowned Buddhist monk. Through case examples and guided activities, the book helps readers more fully comprehend the meaning and use of each of the 10 Caritas Processes developed RN Jean Watson.


Fast Facts for the Neonatal Nurse

Facts

Author(s) : Michele Davidson
ISBN : 9780826168825
RRP : $34.95
Publisher : Springer Publishing (through Footprint Books)

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This book provides a basic reference for nurses caring for newborns and high-risk newborns as well as care considerations for families. Content is divided into key topic areas including physiological adaptations to birth, newborn assessment and basic care, nutrition, common and high-risk neonatal conditions, plus caring for both infants with birth disorders and families facing life-altering situations. Further sections are based on a family-centered care model that addresses parent assessments, needs and discharge instructions.


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.