Book Me – April 2015

In this issue:

  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text;
  • Mosby’s Pocketbook of Mental Health;
  • Essentials of Correctional Nursing;
  • Nursing in Criminal Justice Services;
  • Evidence-Based Rehabilitation.
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 is 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

Mosby’s Pocketbook of Mental Health (2nd ed.)

Book Me - April 2015 - Mosby's Pocketbook of Mental Health
Author(s) : Eimear Muir-Cochrane, Patricia Barkway & Debra Nizette
ISBN : 9780729541909
RRP : $54.50
Publisher : Elsevier
Distributor : Elsevier

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This handy, readable text aims to provide immediate advice for a range of health professionals who encounter people with mental health problems in their daily work. Suggestions for what to do in typical situations are provided in each chapter. Themes covered include cultural issues common to Australia and New Zealand, managing medications, co-occurring medical problems, loss and grief, law and ethics, talking therapies, managing challenging behaviours and surviving clinical placements. Emphasis is placed on the core elements of engaging with people with mental health problems, which can then inform practical skills, and approaches suitable to a range of settings for care.

Essentials of Correctional Nursing

Book Me April 2015 - Essentials of Correctional Nursing

Author(s) : Lorry Schoenly & Catherine Knox
ISBN : 9780826109514
RRP : $89
Publisher : Springer Publishing
Distributor : Footprint Books

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Essentials of Correctional Nursing regards the patients in criminal justice settings as a disenfranchised population and argues that nurses strive to deliver care that reduces suffering and improves the quality of life for not only incarcerated individuals, but also their families and the community at large. Chapters examine specific themes, starting with an overview of concerns for ethical principles, legal considerations and safety. Common inmate-patient health care concerns and diseases, such as chronic and infectious diseases, mental illness and drug withdrawals, are addressed before moving on to the nursing care processes of health screening, nursing sick call and emergency care delivery. Attention is given to management and leadership concerns (including increasing union activity among nurses), the need for research participation and evidence-based practice. The book uses a structured problem-solving approach, with a more clinical, authoritative tone that creates some distance between the care giver and patient. This book would be a valuable resource not just for Justice Health nurses but all who encounter patients that currently are, or have previously been, incarcerated.

Nursing in Criminal Justice Services

Book Me - April 2015 - Nursing in Criminal Justice Services

Author(s) : Elizabeth Walsh & Ann Norman
ISBN : 9781905539857
RRP : $49 (£25)
Publisher : M&K Publishing
Distributor : M&K Publishing

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Nursing in Criminal Justice Services aims to present through storytelling a holistic and human-centered view of the lived experience of both patients and nurses involved in the criminal justice system. It begins with the story of one person’s experience of receiving care in the criminal justice system. Several chapters take the reader along the British health and justice pathway, from initial patient contact with nurses in police stations, to nursing care in courts, through prison nursing services and finally into the world of multi-disciplinary community health teams, where nurses work alongside the Probation Service. The second half of the book touches on some broader issues facing nurses working in criminal justice settings, including governance, legal issues and professional development. Between the two parts sits a meditative essay by Professor Freshwater of the Universities of Leeds and Western Australia, on the nature of caring in custodial settings. The concluding chapter argues for actively engaging in reflection while nursing in order to maintain high quality care for a vulnerable group of people.

Evidence-Based Rehabilitation: A Guide to Practice (3rd ed.)

Book Me - April 2015 - Evidence-Based Rehabilitation

Author(s) : Mary Law & Joy MacDermid
ISBN : 9781617110214
RRP : $44.72
Publisher : SLACK Inc
Distributor : SLACK Inc

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Evidence-Based Rehabilitation outlines the concepts, methods and strategies common to broader evidence-based practice as they apply to the rehabilitation sphere, with the goal of integrating research findings with clinical wisdom and clients’ preferences and values. Several chapters assess the role of reflection in supporting evidence-based practice, methods for finding evidence, then how to critically and systematically evaluate the results of research. The book also discusses strategies to build evidence into practice, use tools like guidelines and clinical pathways and communicate with clients, managers, funders and practitioners. A range of forms, guidelines and worksheets are also provided at the end.

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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