Clinicians Health Channel - New Resources

The Clinicians Health Channel is changing with Medical Director as the new provider of online resources.
Additional evidence based resources covering pharmacy, medical, nursing, allied health and complementary medicine will be available from Sunday 6th September.

For 'at home' access to Clinicians Health Channel resources, Northern Health staff need to register while onsite.
Please contact Library Staff for assistance via our email or phone 8405 8728.


To return library books on weeknights and weekends please use our

'Out of Hours Returns Box'.

It is located just outside the door of the Junior Doctors Lounge (on the way to the Psychiatry Units).

Sep 17, 2015

September - New Library Books

The following books are now available for loan:
  • Guide to the essentials in emergency medicine           616.025 GUI:15
  • Core clinical cases: surgery and surgical specialities               617 COR:15
  • Beyond the NICU: comprehensive care of the high-risk infant                                                                                     618.9201 BEY:15
  • Nelson essentials of pediatrics                                             618.92 NEL:15
  • Creek's occupational therapy and mental health           615.8515 CRE:14
  • Hematology-oncology therapy                                             616.99406 HEM:14

Feb 23, 2015

New Library Book - Diabetes

Medical management of pregnancy complicated by diabetes / edited by Donald R. Coustan. 5th edition. Alexandria : American Diabetes Association, 2013.
This new edition provides clinicians with the latest information and protocols on the management of pregnancies complicated by Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes. Topics covered include pre-pregnancy counselling, assessment and management; contraception in diabetes and pre-diabetes; nutrition management of pre-existing diabetes; neonatal care of infants of mothers with diabetes; management of gestational diabetes; diagnostic testing and fetal surveillance; and use of insulin in pregnancy and assessment of glycemic control.

To request this book please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

New Library Book - Social Work

Motivational interviewing in social work practice / Melinda Hohman. New York : Guilford Press, c2012.
This book examines the principles of motivational interviewing, a communication method that helps clients focus on their strengths to implement behavioural change. The book describes the core skills required by clinicians to implement this method, and how it can promote engagement and self efficacy for clients. Included case studies and transcripts describe its application in a range of diverse settings.

To request this book please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

New Library Book - Patient Satisfaction

Achieving patient (aka customer) experience excellence : lessons from a successful cultural transformation in a hospital / Rhonda Dishongh, Qaalfa Dibeehi, Katina Janevska, Gregory D. Erickson. Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, 2014
This book outlines how a health care organisation, Community General, was able to achieve a cultural transformation, improve its performance, and achieve customer satisfaction success. The book is divided into ten chapters and examines how motivation, leadership, engagement, accountability, and coaching can transform an organisation. Each chapter contains a case study and practical tips to assist managers in developing excellence within their organisation.

To request this book please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

Nov 7, 2014

New Library Book - Mindfulness

Mindful learning : reduce stress and improve brain performance for effective learning / Dr Craig Hassed, Dr Richard Chambers. Wollombi, N.S.W. Exisle Publishing, 2014
This book explores how mindfulness can be applied in the educational setting to improve our emotional and physical health. It clearly demonstrates how mindfulness can help us handle stress, enhance our communication skills, unlock our creativity and improve our mental flexibility. The book includes practical mindfulness exercises and experiments that demonstrate the mindfulness process and can be used by educators to bring mindfulness into their classrooms.

To reserve this book please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

New Library Books

These latest editions of these popular titles are now available for loan:

Harrison's Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Harrison's Neurology in Clinical Medicine

Harrison's Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Harrison's Rheumatology

Harrison's Infectious Diseases

All titles have been revised and updated and include high-yield questions and answers drawn from 'Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine Self- Assessment and Board Review'.

To reserve any of these titles, please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

New Library Book - Medical-Surgical Nursing

Medical-surgical nursing : critical thinking for person-centred care / Priscilla LeMone. 2nd ed. Frenchs Forest, N.S.W. : Pearson Australia, 2014
This comprehensive, three volume set covers all aspects of medical-surgical nursing practice. The book contains 14 units that are organised by functional health patterns. Each unit opens with an assessment chapter followed by nursing care chapters focusing on major conditions and diseases. The book has a patient-centred care focus that takes into account the patient's age, ethnicity, culture and psychosocial status. Terminology and graphics used within the text also accurately reflect the Australian context of this book.

To reserve any of these volumes  please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

Nov 5, 2014

New Library Books - A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice

The following new titles, published in 2014, from the popular 'A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice' series, are now available for loan:

Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery 

Colorectal Surgery

Oesophagogastric Surgery

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Core Topics in General and Emergency Surgery

To reserve any of the above titles please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

New Library Book - Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy for physical dysfunction / editors, Mary Vining Radomski, Catherine A. Trombly Latham. 7th ed. Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014
This book will help occupational therapists understand the theoretical foundations of occupational therapy, develop assessment and evidence-based intervention plans, and provide effective care for their patients. Composed of six sections, the book covers: occupational function and process; assessment of occupational function; therapeutic mechanisms; therapeutic technologies, intervention for occupational function; and rehabilitation to promote occupational function for selected diagnostic categories. Each chapter opens with learning objectives and diagrams that clearly set out the learning goals, and how the information fits within the occupational functioning model. New to this edition are activity analysis case examples that describe the clinical reasoning used by occupational therapists, when selecting and modifying activities to meet patient goals.

To reserve this book please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

New Library Book - Nursing

Lippincott manual of nursing practice / [edited by] Sandra M. Nettina. 10th ed. Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014.
This comprehensive text will assist nurses and nursing students to provide the best possible care for their patients. Divided into 5 sections, the book provides information on: nursing process and practice; medical-surgical nursing; maternity and neonatal nursing; pediatric nursing; and psychiatric nursing. Existing chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated and there are new chapters on anticolagulant therapy, hypertension drugs, pelvic exam and cervical cancer screening guidelines, and seizure medications.

To reserve this book please select the 'Place Reservation' tab in the catalogue.

Latest Print Journals

BMJ, v.351(8024), 12 September, 2015
BMJ, v.351(8025), 19 September, 2015
BMJ, v.351(8026), 26 September, 2015
JAMA, v.314(5), 4 August, 2015
JAMA, v.314(6), 11 August, 2015
JAMA, v.314(7), 18 August, 2015
JAMA, v.314(9), 1 September, 2015
Lancet, v.386(9997), 5-11 September, 2015
Lancet, v.386(9998), 12-18 September, 2015
Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, v.3(9), September 2015
Lancet Respiratory Medicine, v.3(8), August 2015
MJA, v.203(6), 21 September, 2015
MJA, v.203(7), 5 October, 2015
New England Journal of Medicine, v.373(14), 1 October, 2015
New England Journal of Medicine, v.373(15), 8 October, 2015
Pediatrics, v.136(1), July 2015
Pediatrics, v.136(2), August 2015