Being a Solo Librarian in Healthcare: Pivoting for 21st by Elizabeth C Burns

By Elizabeth C Burns

This ebook brings to gentle the present task obligations of the healthcare librarian, yet whilst unearths a dichotomy. In thought, advances in healthcare examine promise larger care and more desirable security for sufferers. In perform, there are limitations that undermine swap. the writer calls realization to the underutilized healthcare librarian at a time while scientific details supply to the surgeon or nurse is the same as or extra very important than how stressed the clinic is. it is a publication for healthcare stakeholders who aid evidence-based perform and for these contemplating coming into clinical librarianship. The occupation is in flux as hospitals needs to make a decision whether or not they can have the funds for a library and librarian or whether or not they can have the funds for to not have one.

  • Discusses present tendencies in healthcare librarianship
  • Describes the day-by-day activity tasks of a health center librarian
  • Looks at limitations to hospitals practising evidence-based medicine
  • Connects more desirable sufferer care to healthcare librarian services

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Connor, E. (2007). Evidence-based librarianship: Case studies and active learning exercises. Oxford, UK: Chandos Publishing. Daniels, K. (2010). Got Value? Journal collection analysis is worth the effort. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 29(3), 275À285. Davidoff, F. (2000). The informationist: A new health profession? Annals of Internal Medicine, 132(12), 996À998. Davidoff, F. (2011). Deliverying clinical evidence where it’s needed: Building an information system worthy of the profession. Journal of the American Medical Association, 305(18), 1906À1907.

When care of patients varies significantly from doctor to doctor and hospital to hospital, some patients may not be receiving the best care due to a lack of needed information. Finally, I must say something more about any title changes for librarians. The Johns Hopkins movement to embedding informationists is commendable and also may result in the undervaluing of the many existing healthcare librarians. There, I ’ve said it. Understandably, some changes begin with small pioneering steps and perhaps this is intended as such.

2007). Evidence-based librarianship: Case studies and active learning exercises. Oxford, UK: Chandos Publishing. Daniels, K. (2010). Got Value? Journal collection analysis is worth the effort. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 29(3), 275À285. Davidoff, F. (2000). The informationist: A new health profession? Annals of Internal Medicine, 132(12), 996À998. Davidoff, F. (2011). Deliverying clinical evidence where it’s needed: Building an information system worthy of the profession. Journal of the American Medical Association, 305(18), 1906À1907.

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