Book Me – February 2015

In this issue:

  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text;
  • One Piece of Advice;
  • Managing Workplace Conflict;
  • Finding Meaning in the Experience of Dementia;
  • Fundamentals of Nursing Case Studies
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 simply by logging in to the Association’s member-only page and clicking on the CINAHL link.  CINAHL Plus with Full Text is a reliable online source for full text nursing and allied health information, providing full text for more than 750 indexed journals.  This database contains thousands of full-text articles dating as far back as 1937, as well as searchable cited references, legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials.  It is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.  For further information or assistance in using CINAHL contact the NSWNMA library.


Special Interest

One Piece of Advice: Words to Guide You Through Early Breast Cancer (1st ed.)

Book Me Feb 2015 - One Piece of Advice
Author(s) : Yvonne Hughes
ISBN : 9780987469007
RRP : $24.95 (pbk.) or $14.95 (eBk.)
Publisher : Yvonne Hughes
Distributor : Yvonne Hughes

Borrow this item via the Library’s Online Catalogue (click on ♥ Add to Favourites then Email, fill in your details & Send)

This book is a must for anyone who has just been diagnosed with breast cancer or if you know someone who has been told they have a different type of cancer, as the advice is general enough to benefit everyone. It is full of practical, positive and empowering information gathered from the author’s personal experience and her conversations with other women and their families. The information is succinct, and simple, and provides insight into what to expect from the moment you are diagnosed, the impending surgery, treatment and the recovery process. There are also sections set aside for partners, families, carers and friends so they can see how they can help and support you all throughout the experience.


Managing Workplace Conflict: Alternative Dispute Resolution in Australia

Book Me Feb 2015 - Managing Workplace Conflict

Author(s) : Bernadine Van Gramberg
ISBN : 9781862875777
RRP : $60
Publisher : The Federation Press
Distributor : The Federation Press

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Useful for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and management consultants, legal practitioners, human resource managers and students of ADR, this book includes coverage of various ADR techniques and the roles played by ADR practitioners in workplace conflict.  It discusses the need for workplace grievance policies and the forms these can take and the suitability of ADR for various types of disputes.  Written against the background of a rapidly changing Australian labor market, Managing Workplace Conflict argues that ADR in the Australian workplace needs to be conducted with an understanding of the changed industrial relations environment and the power differences between key workplace stakeholders, as well as a commitment to ethical practice and workplace justice.  It presents the key concepts central to the practice of ADR in Australia and provides a practical, useable reference book for both the professional and the student.


Finding Meaning in the Experience of Dementia: The Place of Spiritual Reminiscence Work

Book Me Feb 2015 - Finding Meaning in the Experience of Dementia

Author(s) : Elizabeth Mackinlay & Corrine Trevitt
ISBN : 9781849052481
RRP : $49.95
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Distributor : Footprint Books

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This book, based on the first major study into spiritual reminiscence, shares what has been discovered in the process of working and researching with people who have had dementia for more than eight years.  The book provides practitioners with a thorough understanding of the theory and practice, and provides many case examples to demonstrate the value of spiritual reminiscence in helping people to find meaning in the experience of dementia.  Consideration is given to the benefits of humour, as well as to working in multi-cultural and multi-faith settings and with people who do not have a religious faith.  This accessible guide to spiritual reminiscence work is recommended for dementia care practitioners, pastoral carers, aged care chaplains, activity coordinators and anyone else concerned with the wellbeing of people with dementia.


Fundamentals of Nursing Case Studies

Book Me Feb 2015 - Fundamentals of Nursing Case Studies

Author : Natashia Scully & Damian Wilson
ISBN : 9780729542098
RRP : $36.32
Publisher : Mosby Australia
Distributor : Elsevier Australia

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Fundamentals of Nursing Case Studies presents 24 quality progressive case studies based on real life scenarios involving the knowledge, skills and practice students require, including vital signs, skin integrity, medication therapy and pain management.  Multiple choice questions are integrated throughout.  Nursing students are provided with an opportunity to explore the scenarios they are likely to encounter in a variety of settings.  This text can be used in conjunction with Potter and Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing 4th edition as part of a suite of resources for undergraduate and diploma of nursing students.


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.