Recent acquisitions to the NZNO library

December 1, 2021

The following is a selection of books that have been added to the NZNO library during the past year.

Members may borrow these from the library by using the NZNO library enquiry form on the library’s web-page. The loan period is four weeks, and all books are couriered to you, so we request that you please provide your street address when requesting them. We also ask that you bear the cost of returning the books to the library by courier.


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Alzheimer’s disease, media representations and the politics of euthanasia: Constructing risk and selling death in an ageing society

Johnstone, M.-J. (2013). Routledge, 223p.

Reveals the “Alzheimerisation” of the euthanasia debate, whereby euthanasia is seen as a solution for people living with the disease. Sheds light on the processes contributing to these changes in public opinion.

Bioethics: A Nursing Perspective (7th ed)

Johnstone, M.-J. (2019). Elsevier, 483p.

Addresses the ethical challenges, obligations and responsibilities nurses will encounter in practice. This edition examines the bioethical issues in health care with a focus on patients’ rights, cross-cultural ethics, vulnerability ethics, mental health ethics, professional conduct, patient safety and end-of-life ethics.

Critical care nursing (4th ed)

Aitken, L., Marshall, A., & Chaboyer, W. (2020). Elsevier, 1084p.

Endorsed by the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN), this text addresses all aspects of critical care nursing. Divided into three main sections: scope of practice, core components and specialty practice.

Hamric and Hanson’s advanced practice nursing: An integrative approach

Tracy, M.R., & O’Grady, E.T. (2019). Elsevier, 671p.

Explores how advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) are prepared, collating the latest trends and evidence of APRN competencies and roles. Stresses the benefit of APRNs as direct care providers and leaders.

Health advocacy: A communication approach

Mattson, M., & Chervin, L. (2016). Peter Lang, 189p.

Explains the processes and strategies involved in creating a health advocacy campaign to guide current advocates in how to work for policy change.

Helen Kelly: Her life

Macfie, R. (2021). Awa Press, 410p.

Recounts the life of the first female president of the Council of Trade Unions, intertwining her life with the history of the trade union movement in New Zealand.

Mauri ora: Wisdom from the Māori world

Alsop, P., & Kupenga, T. R. (2016). Potton & Burton, 160p.

Sets out the six Māori virtues: wisdom, courage, compassion, integrity, self-mastery and belief, each followed by proverbs, or whakataukī, pertaining to that virtue. Each proverb is illustrated with a photo of a Māori individual from the past.

Nice racism: How progressive white people perpetuate racial harm

Diangelo, R. (2021). Beacon Press, 201p.

Challenges the ideology of individualism and explains how the author justifies generalising about groups in order to challenge racist attitudes.

Nurses’ recognition and response to unsafe practice by their peers

Blair, W. (2021). (PhD Thesis). University of Newcastle, 336p.

Uses a mixed-methods approach to identify the behaviours and cues that nurses recognise as indicators of unsafe practice. Details those factors that influence such practice, and reports the actions and responses taken by nurses who encounter unsafe practice by their peers. Conducts surveys of nurses about their perceptions of unsafe practice and the organisational practices and policies for its prevention. Read more.

Roth’s companion to the Privacy Act 2020

Roth, P., & Stewart, B. (2021). LexisNexis NZ Ltd., 1224p.

Provides an all-in-one resource explaining the key concepts, processes, and obligations in the Privacy Act 2020.

Tikanga: Living with the traditions of te ao Māori

Tipene, F., & Tipene, K. (2021). HarperCollins, 310p.

Shares how the authors bring the traditional values of tikanga Māori into day-to-day living.

Workplace bullying : A costly business phenomenon

Needham, A.W. (2019). Mary Egan Publishing, 278p.

Takes a hard look at corporate abuse, which leads to staff demoralisation, loss of trust and confidence in organisations, and resignation.

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