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"The formulation of a problem is far more often essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science"
A Einstein & L Infeld


Temporary change to library hours

From Monday 1st - Friday 26th September the library will not be staffed between 5pm-6pm.

Staff will be available 8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday.


Speech pathology week

Being unable to speak is a challenge that confronts over 1.1 million Australians every day. Statistics show: 13,000 Australians use electronic communication aids to get their message across; 20% of 4 yr olds have difficulty understanding or using language; 30% of people post-stroke suffer loss of language; 85% of people with Parkinson's disease have voice, speech and/or swallowing difficulties; 3 in every 1,000 newborns have hearing loss, which without intervention can affect their speech, language and literacy. Indigenous children have 3 times more hearing problems than non-indigenous children.  Speech Pathology Australia

Source: International journal of speech-language pathology - early online


Risks of all-cause and suicide mortality in mental disorders: a meta-review

A recent meta-review concludes that the impact on mortality and suicide of mental disorders is substantial and poorly appreciated as a public health problem.

Source: World Psychiatry 2014: 13(2), 153-160


Spinal cord injury – moving toward a common definition of quality of life

Special issue on "quality-of- life" - an important outcome of spinal cord injury (SCI).

Literature shows that it is still difficult to consistently use the term "quality of life" and categorise QOL measures. Authors have identified several aspects of QOL that are specific for individuals with SCI.

Source: Topics in spinal cord injury rehabilitation Aug 2014: 20(3)


New books on display @ Austin

Clinical data-mining : integrating practice and research / Irwin Epstein. Oxford University Press, 2010.

Supervision in the helping professions / Peter Hawkins and Robin Shohet.  3rd edition. Open University Press, 2012.

Quiet : the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking / Susan Cain. Penguin Books, 2012.


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 Austin Health you will need your Library barcode no. and PIN)

ACORN - journal of perioperative nursing in Australia. Vol. 27, no. 2, Winter 2014

ACTA obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica. Vol. 93, no. 9, September 2014

American journal of cardiology. Vol. 114, no. 4, 15 August, 2014

Annals of internal medicine. Vol. 161, no. 4, 19 August 2014

Annals of thoracic surgery. Vol. 98, no. 2, August 2014

Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Vol. 95, no. 8, August 2014

BMJ. Vol. 349, no. 7971, 16 August 2014

Internal medicine journal. Vol. 44, no. 8, August 2014

Journal of clinical psychiatry. Vol. 75, no. 7, July 2014

Journal of hand therapy. Vol. 27, no. 3, July-September 2014

Journal of hepatology. Vol. 61, no. 3, September 2014

Journal of plastic reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. Vol. 67, no. 8, August 2014

Journal of spinal cord medicine. Vol. 37, no. 4, July 2014 (Special issue: ASCIP 2014 conference abstracts)

Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Vol. 64, no. 5; Vol. 64, no. 6, 12 August 2014

Nature. Vol. 512, no. 7513, 14 August; Vol. 512, no. 7514, 21 August 2014

New England journal of medicine. Vol. 371, no. 9, 28 August 2014

Nursing times. Vol. 110, no. 34/35, 20 August 2014.

Respiratory care. Vol. 59, no. 6, June (Special issue: Adult artificial airways and airway adjuncts);
Vol. 59, no. 7, July; Vol 59, no. 8, August 2014


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