Estimating the economic burden of respiratory illness in the UK

This report, published by the British Lung Foundation, shows that respiratory illness in the UK costs the NHS £11billion a year. Lung disease is the third biggest killer in the UK. Over 700,000 hospital admissions and over 6 million hospital bed days can be attributed to  it.

Trueman, D., Woodcock, F. & Hancock, E. (2017). Estimating the economic burden of respiratory illness in the UK. Retrieved from https://www.blf.org.uk/what-we-do/our-research/economic-burden

 

New Social Work Code of Practice (CoPP) 2017

The new Social Work Code of Practice (CoPP) has been published in April 2017, unless told differently by your lecturers you will be expected to now refer to the new CoPP.  Here is an example of how you should reference this in your assignments:

Please note the Care Council for Wales has also changed it’s name to Social Care Wales

In text (First cite):
Social Care Wales (SCW, 2017)
or
(Social Care Wales (SCW), 2017)

In text (Second and subsequent citations)
SCW (2017)
or
(SCW, 2017)

If you are referring to a specific section of the CoPP you will need to include the section number, for example:
In text (First cite):
Social Care Wales (SCW, 2017, 2.1)
or
(Social Care Wales (SCW), 2017, 2.1)

In text (Second and subsequent citations)

SCW (2017, 2.1)
or
(SCW, 2017, 2.1)

In the reference list
Social Care Wales. (2017). Code of professional practice for social care. Cardiff: Social Care Wales.
or
Social Care Wales. (2017). Code of professional practice for social care. Retrieved         from https://socialcare.wales/cms_assets/file-uploads/Code-of-Professional-Practice-for-Social-Care-April-2017.pdf

Psychosocial interventions for supporting women to stop smoking in pregnancy

If you are researching health promotion and the effectiveness of interventions used to help pregnant women stop smoking, you may be interested to read the recently updated Cochrane Systematic Review.  Read about it and access it full text by following this link

If you need to reference it (APA 6th style) here’s how:

Chamberlain, C., O’Mara-Eves, A., Porter, J., Coleman, T.Perlen, S.M., Thomas, J., & McKenzie, J.E. (2017). Psychosocial interventions for supporting women to stop smoking in pregnancy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2). doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD001055.pub5

Referencing multiple items with the same author and date

We’ve had a few enquiries recently about how to reference multiple items when the author and the date are the same.

If you are referencing multiple items with the same author and date, you reference alphabetically using the title of the item. You also need to add lowercase letters, in alphabetical order, to the date to distinguish the references, for example:

Baillie, L. (2009a). Developing practical nursing skills (4th ed.). Boca Raton: CRC Press.

Baillie, L. (2009b). Patient dignity in an acute hospital setting: A case study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 46, 23-37. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2008.08.003

In-text, you would refer to these references as either (Baillie, 2009a) or Baillie (2009a) and (Baillie, 2009b) or Baillie (2009b).

Remember that when you cite the reference in-text, you add the lowercase letter which corresponds to where the item appears in the reference list, so in this example, it could be that (Baillie, 2009b) is mentioned in the text of the assignment before (Baillie, 2009a).

Referencing multiple items, with the same authors but no date

If the authors are the same, but the items don’t have a date, you need to write n.d., for no date, and add the lowercase letters as before, but this time you also need a hyphen before the letter e.g. (n.d.-a).

Here are some examples:

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board. (n.d.-a). Falls risk assessment tool. (n.p.): Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board.

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board. (n.d.-b). Pressure ulcer risk assessment: Waterlow. (n.p.): Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board.

Then in-text, you could reference the first example as either:  Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (n.d.-a) or (Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, n.d.-a).

How to cite tools in your assignments

We’ve had a number of queries this week relating to citing tools which are used when nursing students are on placement.  Here are some guidelines on how to cite these tools in your assignment.  Please remember to adhere to the NMC code (2015) and DO NOT mention ward names, use Health Board names instead.

Firstly you need to establish the origin of the tool – Is it a Health Board derived tool or an All Wales tool, there may be some form of reference on the tool to help you establish this.

Therefore if it is a Health Board tool it should be referenced as the following example:

Name of Health Board. (date of publication). Name of tool. Place of Publication: Name of Health Board.

If there is information missing you can use:

(n.d.). If no date on the document
(n.p.) If no place of Publication on the document

If you are referring to the NEWS it was derived from the Royal College of Physicians (2012), and would be referenced as:

Royal College of Physicians. (2012). National Early Warning Score (NEWS): Standardising the assessment of acute-illness severity in the NHS. Retrieved from https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/outputs/national-early-warning-score-news

However please note that if your ward is using an adapted version of NEWS you must say it has been adapted from the Royal College of Physicians (2012).

New service – Ask a Librarian

Ask a Librarian, our new live chat service, makes contacting your subject librarians even easier.  Your Librarians can help you with subject support for your research and assignments. We are available via live chat from Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.aalFind the Ask a Librarian service on your Library Guides pages – libguides.swansea.ac.uk
Got a question? Just ask!

Gwasanaeth newydd – Holi Llyfrgellydd

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