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"The truth is rarely pure and never simple."
Oscar Wilde


A new vision for planetary health

This vision is outlined in a new manifesto published in The Lancet, entitled From public to planetary health: a manifesto.

"Our aim is to respond to the threats we face: threats to human health and wellbeing, threats to the sustainability of our civilisation, and threats to the natural and human-made systems that support us. Our vision is for a planet that nourishes and sustains the diversity of life with which we co-exist and on which we depend. Our goal is to create a movement for planetary health.

"Over 3000 health professionals, public health practitioners, policy makers, international civil servants and academics working on behalf of communities have already registered their agreement by signing the manifesto."

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Library skills training dates

The dates for Library training until June are now set and bookings are open.  Presently we offer training in using Ovid Medline, EndNote and Cinahl.  All training is free and 'hands on'.  All three campuses are included in the training schedule.

Find more details about each session and how to book from the Library training page on The Hub.  If you are outside of Austin Health you will find details here, but you will need to ring the Library to book.

Note: The next Ovid Medline training session to be held at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital on 21 March,10.30-11.30 am still has a number of free places.  Be quick to secure your place!

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Postoperative care delivery

The February 2014 issue of Annals of surgery features two studies which looked at the impact of ward-based postoperative surgical care on patient outcomes.  "... these studies should focus educators and mentors on the importance of thorough, attentive, and consistent evaluation of patients in ward rounds."

Link here to access these studies.

Note:  Access outside of Austin Health is available using your Library barcode no. and PIN.

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New on the Cochrane Library


These are links to just some of the recently added systematic reviews:

Link here to see a list of all recently added reviews.

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New e-books available at Austin Health

The following books have just been added:

The safe use of ultrasound in medical diagnosis / edited by Gail der Haar.  3rd ed.  British journal of radiology, 2012.

Understanding global health / edited by William H. Markle, Melanie A. Fisher and Raymond A. Smego.  McGraw-Hill, 2014.  (Note:  Access outside of Austin Health is available using your Library barcode no. and PIN)

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New books on display @ Austin

Infant and early childhood mental health : core concepts and clinical practice / edited by Kristie Brandt ... et al.  American Psychiatric Publishing, 2014.

Promising care : how we can rescue health care by improving it / Donald M. Berwick.  Jossey-Bass, 2014.

Tell me the truth : conversations with my patients about life and death / Ranjana Srivastava.  Viking, 2010.

New books on display may be reserved - call 9496 5393.

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Print journals received and currently on display

American journal of cardiology.  Vol. 113, no. 5, 1 March 2014

American journal of neuroradiology.  Vol. 35, no. 2, February 2014

Anaesthesia and intensive care.  Vol. 42, no. 2, March 2014

Annals of internal medicine.  Vol. 160, no. 5, 4 March 2014

Australian & New Zealand journal of psychiatry.  Vol. 48, no. 3, March 2014

British journal of psychiatry.  Vol. 204, no. 3, March 2014

Disease-a-month.  Vol. 60, no. 1, January 2014 (Neuropathic pain: etiology, pathophysiology, mechanisms, and evaluations); Vol. 60, no. 2, February 2014 (Drug-induced liver disease: primer for the primary care physician)

Ethics & medicine.  Vol. 30, no. 1, Spring 2014

Hospital & agedcare.  No. 3/4, March/April 2014

Journal of allergy and clinical immunology.  Vol. 133, no. 2, February 2014

Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  Vol.63, no. 4, 4 February 2014

Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.  Vol. 147, no. 3, March 2014

Journal of urology. Vol. 191, no. 3, March 2014

Lancet.  Vol. 383, no. 9919, 1 March 2014

Nature.  Vol. 506, no. 7489, 27 February 2014

New England journal of medicine.  Vol. 370, no. 10, 6 March 2014

Nursing times.  Vol. 110, no. 9, 26 February 2014; Vol. 110, no. 10, 5 March 2014



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