Northern Health Library will be closed from

Thursday 25th December 2014 to Friday 2nd January 2015.

We will reopen for the New Year on Monday 5th January 2015



ALL library books and audiovisual items (Cds/ Dvds) can now be borrowed for a TWO WEEK LOAN period with TWO RENEWALS allowed, providing no one has a reservation/ hold on the item(s).
Standard borrowing terms and conditions apply.

Due to NH Library eliminating the Reserve status (Two Day Loan period), clients are now encouraged to place a reservation if the book you are wanting is currently out on loan via our book catalogue.

If you are not sure how to reserve an item, please see the library staff on the desk.


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).

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.

New Library Book - Ophthalmology

The Massachusetts eye and ear infirmary illustrated manual of ophthalmology / by Peter K. Kaiser, Neil J. Friedman, Roberto Pineda. 4th ed. London : Elsevier/Saunders, 2014.
This new edition contains the latest information in the field of ophthalmology. The text has been revised and updated with the latest diagnostic and treatment procedures, and new diagnoses have been added throughout the book. Divided into 12 chapters the book covers the following topics: Orbit; Ocular Motility and Cranial Nerves; Lids, Lashes and Lacrimal System, Conjunctiva and Sclera; Cornea; Anterior Chamber; Iris and Pupils; Lens; Vitreous; Retina and Choroid, Optic Nerve and Glaucoma; and Visual Acuity, Refractive Procedures, and Sudden Vision Loss. The book includes over 800 colour illustrations and scans, depicting the full range of clinical disorders, imaging and testing methods, and surgical procedures.

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

Nov 3, 2014

New Library Book - Surgical Nursing

Berry & Kohn's operating room technique / Nancymarie Phillips. 12th ed. St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier, c2013.
This classic text focuses on the care of the surgical patient. It examines the knowledge and skills needed by caregivers to provide the best possible preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care of the patient. Divided into twelve sections, topics covered include: Fundamentals of Theory and Practice; The Perioperative Patient Care Team; The Patient as a Unique Individual; The Perioperative Environment; Surgical Asepsis and Sterile Technique; Surgical Instrumentation and Equipment; Preoperative Patient Care; Pharmacology and Anesthesia; Intraoperative Patient Care; Surgical Site Management; Perianesthesia and Postprocedural Patient Care; and Surgical Specialties. Each chapter opens with chapter objectives and key terms and definitions clearly stated. The text includes full colour illustrations and references that highlight the evidence-based approach used throughout the book.

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

New Library Book - Women's Health

Obstetrics and gynecology / American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) ; with Charles R.B. Beckmann ... [et al.]. 7th ed. Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2014.
Medical students will find this textbook invaluable as it covers all aspects of women's health. The book has been divided into six units: General Obstetrics and Gynecology; Obstetrics; Medical and Surgical Problems in Pregnancy; Gynecology; Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility; and Gynecologic Oncology and Uterine Leiomyoma. Each chapter opens and closes with clinical cases and clinical follow-ups to link learning to real life situations. The book includes full colour illustrations and ultrasounds of common disorders and anomalies.

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

New Library Book - Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Obstetrics and gynaecology : an evidence-based guide / Jason Abbott, Lucy Bowyer, Martha Finn. 2nd ed. Chatswood, N.S.W. Elsevier Australia, 2014. 
This new edition provides the latest information in the field of women's health. It covers all aspects of women's health from conception to old age. Topics covered include sexual development and puberty, sexually transmitted diseases, fertility, pelvic pain, antenatal care, pregnancy, abnormal uterine bleeding, menopause, incontinence, genital prolapse, and cervical cancer. The book includes multiple choice questions and answers, and OSCEs with a detailed answer guide.

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

Latest Print Journals

BMJ, v.349(7983), 15 November, 2014
BMJ, v.349(7984), 22 November, 2014
BMJ, v.349(7985), 29 November, 2014
JAMA, v.312(18), 12 November, 2014
JAMA, v.312(19), 19 November, 2014
JAMA, v.312(20), 26 November, 2014
Lancet, v.384(9955), 8-14 November, 2014
Lancet, v.384(9956), 15-21 November, 2014
Lancet, v.384(9957), 22-28 November, 2014
Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, v.2(12), December 2014
Lancet Respiratory Medicine, v.2(11), November 2014
Lancet Haematology, v.1(1), October 2014
MJA, v.201(9), 3 November, 2014
MJA, v.201(10), 17 November, 2014
MJA, v.201(10), Supplement, 17 November 2014. Modern Challenges in Acute Coronary Syndrome
MJA, v.201(11), 15 December, 2014
Pediatrics, v.134(5), November 2014
Pediatrics, v.134 (Suppl. 3), November 2014. Synopsis Book. Best Articles Relevant to Pediatric Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology