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Of rugged mountain ranges, of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror - the wide brown land for me!"
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Patient and family engagement in hospital quality & safety

Guide to patient and family engagement in hospital quality & safety.  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2013.

To promote stronger engagement the (U.S.) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has developed this Guide, a tested, evidence-based resource to help hospitals work as partners with patients and families to improve quality and safety.

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The case for high quality patient information

Making the case for information : the evidence for investing in high quality health information for patients and the public.  Patient Information Forum, 2013.

This (UK) report aims to identify evidence on the benefits of providing, and the harms of not providing, high quality consumer health information. 

"Patient engagement is vital to help people manage their health, make informed decisions about their healthcare, and mitigate financial pressure on the health service. Providing access to good quality health information and support is key to unlocking what has been termed the 'blockbuster drug' of patient engagement."  (from the report)

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International perspectives on spinal cord injury

International perspectives on spinal cord injury  / edited by Jerome Bickenbach ... et al. World Health Organization, 2013.

International Perspectives on Spinal Cord Injury assembles and summarises the best available scientific evidence on spinal cord injury (SCI) in particular the epidemiology, services, interventions and policies, together with the lived experience of people with SCI across the life course and throughout the world. The Report makes recommendations for actions based on this evidence that are consistent with the aspirations for inclusion and participation as expressed in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Couple relationships in the 21st century

Enduring love?  Couple relationships in the 21st century / Jacqui Gabb ... et al.  Open University, 2013.

The Enduring Love? project conducted by the (UK) Economic & Social Research Council  is a mixed methods study on long-term adult couple relationships. The findings add an important dimension to understandings of personal and family lives in contemporary society ... Increasing knowledge on how long-term relationships work and the emotional and practical relationship work that goes into sustaining them, will facilitate more effective points of intervention, informing the improvement of policy making, governance and support services, and relationship education.

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Create a bibliography using Ovid

Use either the Ovid Medline or Ovid Embase database to select the references you wish to include in your bibliography.  When selected, click on 'Export', select 'Microsoft Word' and  your 'Citation Style' (APA, Vancouver, etc.), and then click the 'Export Citations' button.  Works like a dream!

Library staff are happy to assist you to use this feature, please ask us!

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New books on display @ Austin

100 cases in surgery / James A. Gossage ... et al.  2nd ed.  CRC Press, 2014.

Oh's intensive care manual / Andrew D. Bersten and Neil Soni.  7th ed.  Butterworth Heinemann Elsevier, 2014.

Wheater's functional histology : a text and colour atlas / Barbara Young, Geraldine O'Dowd and Phillip Woodford.  6th ed.  Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014.

New books may be reserved - call 9496 5636.

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Print journals received and currently on display

American heart journal.  Vol. 167, no. 1, January 2014

American journal of infection control.  Vol. 42, no. 1, January 2014

American journal of medicine.  Vol. 126, no. 11, November 2013; Vol. 126, no. 12, December 2013

Anaesthesia and intensive care.  Vol. 42, no. 1, January 2014

Annals of emergency medicine.  Vol. 63, no. 1 January 2014

Annals of internal medicine.  Vol. 160, no. 1, 7 January 2014

Best practice & research. Clinical haematology.  vol. 26, no. 3, September 2013 (Acute leukemia and myelodysplasia: advances and controversies)

Gait & posture.  Vol. 39, no. 1, January 2014

Journal of pediatrics.  Vol. 164, no. 1, January 2014

Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.  Vol. 53, no. 1, January 2014

Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  Vol. 62, no. 24, 17 December 2013; Vol. 62, no. 225, 24 December 2013; Vol. 62, no. 25, suppl. D, 24 December 2013 (Pulmonary hypertension)

Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.  Vol. 147, no. 1, January 2014

Journal of urology.  Vol. 191, no. 1, January 2014

Journal of vascular surgery.  Vol. 59, no. 1, January 2014

Lancet.  Vol. 383, no. 9912, 11 January 2014

Nature.  Vol. 505, no. 7482, 9 January 2014

New England journal of medicine.  Vol. 370, no. 3, 16 January 2014; Vol. 370, no. 4, 23 January 2014

Nursing times.  Vol. 110, no.1-3, 15 January 2014

Seminars in diagnostic pathology.  vol. 30, no. 4, November 2013 (Molecular studies in anatomic pathology)

Seminars in ultrasound CT and MRI.  Vol. 34, no. 6, December 2013

Transplantation proceedings.  Vol. 45, no. 10, December 2014

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