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Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (Vic Branch) Library reopens
ANMF Vic Branch staff are predominantly working from home to help stop the spread of Covid and other respiratory illnesses. Please call 03 9275 9363 to check staff availability before planning to visit the library. Library staff are available to assist online 8.45am-5pm, Monday to Friday. Send your enquiries to library staff at firstname.lastname@example.org Online resources are available 24/7 as usual.
Welcome to Library Resource Guides
Library Resource Guides link you to information sources most relevant to your specific clinical or practice area.
The resources in this Guide have been carefully selected in collaboration with Library and Education Centre staff.
Recently added titles to the ANMF library collection are:
Shadow side of nursing : paradox, image and identity by This book examines some of the more disturbing representations of nurses in popular culture, to understand nursing's complex identities, challenges and future directions. It critically analyses disquieting representations of nurses who don't care, who kill, who inspire fear or who do not comply with laws and policies. Also addressed are stories about how power is used, as well as supernatural experiences in nursing. Using a series of examples taken from popular culture ranging from film, television and novels to memoirs and true crime podcasts, it interrogates the meaning of the shadow side of nursing and the underlying paradoxes that influence professional identity. Iconic nursing figures are still powerful today. Decades after they were first created, Ratched and Annie Wilkes continue to make readers and viewers shudder at the prospect of ever being ill. Modern story telling modes are bringing to audiences the grim reality that some nurses are members of the working poor - like Cath Hardacre in Trust me, and others can be dangerous con artists, like Dirty John. This book is important reading for all those interested in understanding the links between nursing's image and the profession's potential as an agent for change.
Call Number: 610.730941 MCA 2020
ANMF (Vic Branch) operations and COVID-19
The Branch library physical space will remain open to members in line with state government guidance. Please call 03 9275 9363 to check staff availability before planning to visit the library.
In recognition of this next stage of the pandemic we will assist you by:
- extending all books loans so they are now due back at the end of February 2023
- providing access to electronic resources such as e-books and databases is available 24/7
- responding to library enquiries at email@example.com
Please visit ANMF (Vic Branch) operations and COVID-19 for important information.
The ANMF (Vic Branch) Library
The ANMF (Vic Branch) Library collection focuses on nursing education and practice, the development and future of nursing as a profession and workplace issues related to health care provision.
Our collection includes reports, books, full text journals, multimedia and online databases.
ANMF (Vic Branch) Library
Level 1, 535 Elizabeth Street
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
03 9275 9391
The online library is open
Monday to Friday
8.45am - 5.00pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays