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By Elizabeth C Burns

ISBN-10: 0081001223

ISBN-13: 9780081001226

This publication brings to gentle the present task duties of the healthcare librarian, yet even as finds a dichotomy. In thought, advances in healthcare learn promise higher care and stronger security for sufferers. In perform, there are obstacles that undermine switch. the writer calls cognizance to the underutilized healthcare librarian at a time whilst scientific details supply to the health professional or nurse is the same as or extra very important than how stressed out the sanatorium is. this can be a publication for healthcare stakeholders who help evidence-based perform and for these contemplating getting into clinical librarianship. The career is in flux as hospitals needs to make a decision whether or not they can find the money 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 boundaries to hospitals training evidence-based medicine
  • Connects greater sufferer care to healthcare librarian services

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Though statistics are useful, there are more important elements that are usually overlooked. Shumaker says the passion for counting continues today when it comes to libraries. In addition, corporations are looking at measuring value and this means accountability and proof of value. It is no surprise that if the focus is on measuring usage of library materials and the numbers are down, the library appears expendable. Here is where value becomes critical and why I think a new informationist title, or embedded librarian may be in order.

Zipperer, L. (2010). Newsletter of the hospital libraries section of the medical library association. Retrieved from Medical Library Association, ,http://hls. pdf.. 10 standard, 7 Index Medicus, 9 Infobuttons, 15 Information and document delivery, 14À15 Information readiness, 29 Informationists, 12, 25À26 Institute of Medicine (IOM), 6, 29 Internet, 2 National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), 2À3, 13À14, 20, 27À28 Networking, 26À27 New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), 8, 28 North American Serials Interest Group, Inc.

At the same time, there is the inexplicable closing of libraries with medical librarians disappearing from hospitals. In an editorial by Klein-Fedyshin, she warns that without a qualified librarian to support a collection of books and journals, and to conduct searches or deliver articles when needed, the quality of care will be diminished (2010). At a time when the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and the Institute of Medicine are looking at ways to improve healthcare delivery, it seems counteractive to not be utilizing healthcare librarians.

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