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Nursing Update: Issue 12 December 2019

Nursing Update - Issue 10 September 2020

Feature Articles


Featured Review: Interventions available during pandemics for heavy menstrual bleeding: an overview of Cochrane reviews
Cochrane Systematic Review - Overview, James Mn Duffy et al. July, 2020.
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Evidence for possible association of vitamin D status with cytokine storm and unregulated inflammation in COVID-19 patients
September, 2020
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Gender differences in the battle against COVID‐19: impact of genetics, comorbidities, inflammation and lifestyle on differences in outcomes
International Journal of Clinical Practice, Epub ahead of print, Sept 2020
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Determining Nursing Education Needs During a Rapidly Changing COVID-19 Environment
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, Issue: Volume 43(4), October/December 2020, p 428-450.
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Feature articles - all topics

User involvement in the implementation of welfare technology in home care services: The experience of health professionals—A qualitative study
Journal of Clinical Nursing, July 2020
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Cultural competence in healthcare: Our learning from 2017-2020 will shape our future
Australian Nursing and MidwiferyJournal, July-Sept 2020.
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Home Delivered Meals to Older Adults: A Critical Review of the Literature
Home Healthcare Now. Issue: Volume 36(3), May/June 2018, p 159–168.
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Leading unique cultures in departments with low turnover of nurses. A positive deviance approach study
Journal of Nursing Management, June 2020.
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An integrative review: Challenges and opportunities for stroke survivors and caregivers in hospital to home transition care
Journal of Advanced Nursing, June 2020.
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Peer Teaching in High-Fidelity Simulation: Participant Experiences and Reflections
Nurse Educator, Issue: Volume 43(6), November/December 2018, p 312–316.
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Raising the Bar: Using Simulation to Advance Staff Competency Regarding the Patient Experience
Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, Sept-Oct 2020
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Mitochondrial Dysregulation in Sepsis: A Literature Review 
Clinical Nurse Specialist, August 2020.
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Learning Sterile Procedures Through Transformative Reflection: Use of iPad Videos in a Nursing Laboratory Course
Nurse Educator, Issue: Volume 43(6), November/December 2018, p 330–333.
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Acute decompensated heart failure: a study of nursing care
British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, March 2020.
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Evaluating the Outcomes of an Organizational Initiative to Expand End-of-Life Resources in Intensive Care Units With Palliative Support Tools and Floating Hospice
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, July-August 2020.
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The development and psychometric testing of three instruments that measure person‐centred caring as three concepts – Personalization, participation and responsiveness
Journal of Advanced Nursing, Aug 2020.
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Distance Versus On-Site Educational Strategies for Competency-Based Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Education
Journal of Addictions Nursing. Issue: Volume 29(4), October/December 2018, p E1–E8.
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“Walls are put up when curiosity ends”: Transformative Education in the Canadian Carceral Context
Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2019-20.
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HealthTimes - news

Generation Next - Helping Graduate Nurses and Midwives Find Jobs
Oct, 2020.
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Weekly injection could treat type 2 diabetes, new enzyme discovery suggests
HealthTimes magazine, September 2020.
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Gaps in supportive care services for Aboriginal cancer patients
Health Times, June 2020
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In the Spotlight

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This website includes articles, newsletters and stories to support the wellbeing and clinical practice of all nurses

News&Events: Share your story to celebrate the International Year of the Nurse & Midwife!

Articles: Does nurses’ health affect their intention to remain in their current position?

Oxford Medicine Online - E-books

BMJ Best Practice, (Clinician's Health Channel)

BMJ Best Practice Comorbidities tool

This tool is designed to support the management of the whole patient by offering guidance on the treatment of acute conditions alongside pre-existing comorbidities.

BMJ Practice Tool can be accessed via CHC (Clinician's Health Channel, VIC Dept. of Health)

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Nursing Resources for research

Events / Workshops

VCCC Nurse-Led Research Hub Resources (Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre)

Recorded past webinars apart of the VCCC Nurse-Led Research Hub Workshops, and more research resources for nurses can be found at:

Webinars include: Fundamentals of grant writing, Ethical review of human research projects and knowledge transfer



Anna Lovang

Senior Research Librarian