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"Be ready, and welcome it when it is your turn to experience change, for there is nothing like it to heighten your sensibilities and elevate your mind."
Marcus Aurelius


Temporary change to library hours

The Library will be short-staffed from Monday 28 April so will be closing at 5.00 pm each week day.  It is anticipated that 6.00 pm closing will return from Monday 26 May.

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Talking with your patients about complementary medicine

The NH&MRC has developed this resource to promote collaborative discussions between clinicians and their patients about the use of complementary medicine.   

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How reflection aids performance

From the Harvard Business School, this new working paper, Learning by thinking : how reflection aids performance, proposes that one of the critical components of learning is reflection, or the intentional attempt to synthesise, abstract, and articulate the key lessons taught by experience ... Further, the paper finds that the effect of reflection on learning is mediated by greater perceived self-efficacy ... the results shed light on the role of reflection as a powerful mechanism behind learning.

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New in the Cochrane Library

The following new reviews are now available from the Cochrane Library (links below provide access to the full text).  Link here to see a list of all recent reviews.

Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly (IQCODE) for the diagnosis of dementia within community dwelling populations

Indwelling bladder catheterisation as part of intraoperative and postoperative care of caesarean section

Biocompatible dialysis fluids for peritoneal dialysis

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New books on display @ Austin

The Bethesda handbook of clinical oncology / Jame Abraham, James L. Gulley and Carmen J. Allegra.  4th ed.  Wolters Kluwer Health, 2014.

Lecture notes.  Paediatrics / Simon J. Newell and Jonathan C. Darling.  9th ed.  Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.

Maternal critical care : a multidisciplinary approach / edite by Marc Van de Velde, Helen Scholefield and Lauren A. Plante.  Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Patient-centred health care : achieving coordination, communication and innovation / edited by Mary A. Keating, Aoife M. McDermott and Kathleen Montgomery.  Palgrave MacMillan, 2013.  (Organizational behaviour in health care)

Walter & Miller's textbook of radiotherapy : radiation physics, therapy and oncology / edited by Paul Symonds ... et al.  7th ed.  Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2012.

Books on display may be reserved - call 9496 5393.

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Print journals received and currently on display

Note:  the links below provide access to the tables of contents, not necessarily the full text.  Full text may be retrieved from the A-Z Journal list (outside of Austin Health you will need your Library barcode no. and PIN)

American journal of infection control.  Vol. 42, no. 4, April 2014

American journal of medicine.  Vol. 127, no. 4, April 2014

British journal of psychiatry.  Vol. 204, no. 4, April 2014

Gait & posture.  Vol. 39, no. 3, March 2014

Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia.  Vol. 28, no. 2, April 2014

Journal of prosthetics and orthotics.  Vol. 26, no. 2, April 2014

Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  Vol. 63, no. 10, 18 March 2014

Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.  Vol. 147, no. 4, April 2014

Lancet.  Vol. 383, no. 9925, 12 April 2014

Nature neuroscience.  Vol. 17, no. 4, April 2014

New England journal of medicine.  Vol. 270, no. 16, 17 April 2014

Nursing times.  Vol. 110, no. 15, 9 April 2014; Vol. 110, no. 16, 16 April 2014



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Anne McLean signing off

Today I leave Austin Health.  It has been a privilege and a pleasure to have worked with so many wonderful health professionals over the years.  A new Chief Librarian will begin at Austin Health shortly.  I am sure you will enjoy the enthusiam and fresh ideas that she will bring to the role. 

In the meantime this is the last issue of the Library Bulletin, at least for now.  I'm sure my successor will have ideas about how to continue the communication. 

Best wishes to you all.

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