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Marcel Proust


Wikipedia vs peer-reviewed medical literature

New study cautions health care professionals from using Wikipedia to answer questions regarding patient care. Authors found a statistically significant discordance between Wikipedia and peer-reviewed sources.

Source: J Am Osteopath Assoc 2014; 114(5):368-373

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GPs’ use of absolute risk vs individual risk factors in CV disease prevention

General practitioners' resist using an absolute risk (AR) approach for assessing the risk of a cardiovascular event, opting instead to treat individual risk factors, according to Australian research from the University of Sydney's School of Public Health.

Source: BMJ Open 2014; 15 May

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Do unto others – doctors’ personal end-of-life preferences and attitudes towards AD

New comparative study raises questions about why doctors continue to provide high-intensity care for terminally ill patients but personally forego such care for themselves at end-of-life. Study reveals doctors' attitudes towards Advanced Directives (AD) have not changed significantly in the past 23 years.

Source: PLoS One May 28, 2014.

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Palliative care is everyone's business: Let's work together!

Nurses need current evidence-based information to inform clinical decisions.

To coincide with National Palliative Care Week 2014, CareSearch has completely revised its' Nurses Hub resources, including several pages of new content on the following topics:

The Library has a wide range of Palliative Care resources available

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New books on display @ Austin

Bereavement care for childbearing women and their families: an interactive workbook / Caroline Hollins Martin, Eleanor Forrest. Routledge, 2013

Fast facts about pressure ulcer care for nurses: how to prevent, detect and resolve them in a nutshell / Mary Ellen Dziedzic. Springer Publishing, 2014.

Manual of neonatal respiratory care / edited by Steven M. Donn, Sunil K Sinha. 3rd edition. Springer, 2012.

Perinatal nursing / Kathleen Rice Simpson, Patricia A. Creehan. 4th edition. Wolters Kluwer / Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014.

New books on display can be reserved by contacting the library.

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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 respiratory and critical care medicine.  Vol. 189, no. 7, 1 April 2014

BMJ.  Vol. 348, no. 7956, 3 May 2014

Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology.  Vol. 12, no. 1, January 2014; Vol. 12, no. 2, February 2014; Vol. 12, no. 3, March 2014; Vol. 12, no. 4, April 2014

Diabetes & metabolism.  Vol. 40, no. 2, April 2014

Ethics & medicine.  Vol. 30, no. 2 Summer 2014

Journal of hospital infection.  Vol. 86, no. 4, April 2014

Lancet.  Vol. 383, no. 9930, 17 May 2014

Lancet oncology.  Vol. 15, no. 5, April 2014; Vol. 15, no. 6, May 2014

Nature.  Vol. 509, no. 7501, 22 May 2014

New England journal of medicine.  Vol. 370, no. 22, 29 May 2014

Nursing times.  Vol. 110, no. 21, 21 May 2014

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