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David Wiljer, Rebecca Charow, Helen Costin, Lydia Sequeira, Melanie Anderson, Gillian Strudwick, Tim Tripp, Allison Crawford
INTRODUCTION: The notion of compassion and compassionate care is playing an increasingly important role in health professional education and in the delivery of high-quality healthcare. Digital contexts, however, are not considered in the conceptualisation of compassionate care, nor is there guidance on how compassionate care is to be exercised while using digital health technologies. The widespread diffusion of digital health technologies provides new contexts for compassionate care, with both opportunities for new forms and instantiations of compassion as well as new challenges...
February 15, 2019: BMJ Open
Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, Janessa M Graves, Electra Enslow, Wendy Williams-Gilbert
BACKGROUND: Open educational resources (OERs) increase access to high-quality academic learning materials and promote affordable education in nursing. PROBLEM: Integrating OERs into existing nursing courses can be arduous for faculty. APPROACH: An academic and community-engaged approach involved faculty, university librarians, and community stakeholders. Community leaders and population health experts helped identify OERs for a population health theory course...
February 11, 2019: Nurse Educator
Josip Car, Jan Carlstedt-Duke, Lorainne Tudor Car, Pawel Posadzki, Penny Whiting, Nabil Zary, Rifat Atun, Azeem Majeed, James Campbell
Synthesizing evidence from randomized controlled trials of digital health education poses some challenges. These include a lack of clear categorization of digital health education in the literature; constantly evolving concepts, pedagogies, or theories; and a multitude of methods, features, technologies, or delivery settings. The Digital Health Education Collaboration was established to evaluate the evidence on digital education in health professions; inform policymakers, educators, and students; and ultimately, change the way in which these professionals learn and are taught...
February 14, 2019: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Kathleen Gray, Cecily Gilbert, Kerryn Butler-Henderson, Karen Day, Simone Pritchard
In descriptions of digital health the role of human agency and the work of managing and governing health information and communication technology is often invisible. This paper reports preliminary results of a scoping review of the literature and a national workforce census, undertaken as part of a research program to shed light on the responsibilities and the contributions of the health information workforce. The global literature is not a good indicator of the actual proportion of health informaticians, health information managers, health librarians or other health professionals who are engaged in health information work in Australia...
2019: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Debra Rand, Leanna Stager
Library staff at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell implemented a digital repository to collect and showcase the scholarly output of the medical school and the Northwell Health system. This repository, entitled Zucker School of Medicine Academic Works, promotes scholarship by faculty, trainees, and staff via a centralized public website. With links to the full text and faculty profiles, the repository facilitates access and discoverability in alignment with the value of scholarship at the institution...
October 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Shanti Freundlich, Meghan Hupe
This column discusses the point-of-care tool Clinical Pharmacology. This review is primarily intended for newer health sciences librarians who are learning about drug references and clinical decision-making support systems or health sciences librarians making collection development decisions, although any librarian will find this review useful. A sample search will be provided to highlight the database's unique features as well as a comparison to other resources.
October 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Devon Greyson, Ellen Rafferty, Linda Slater, Noni MacDonald, Julie A Bettinger, Ève Dubé, Shannon E MacDonald
A high quality systematic review search has three core attributes; it is systematic, comprehensive, and transparent. The current over-emphasis on the primacy of systematic reviews over other forms of literature review in health research, however, runs the risk of encouraging publication of reviews whose searches do not meet these three criteria under the guise of being systematic reviews. This correspondence comes in response to Perman S, Turner S, Ramsay AIG, Baim-Lance A, Utley M, Fulop NJ. School-based vaccination programmes: a systematic review of the evidence on organization and delivery in high income countries...
February 4, 2019: BMC Public Health
Georges Danhoundo, Doug Whistance-Smith, Daniel Lemoine, Jill Konkin
BACKGROUND: Access to health services is a major challenge in many rural communities within Canada. Rural public libraries can serve as centres for health resources. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this exploratory study was to analyse the manner in which Alberta's rural libraries provide health information to their patrons. METHODS: A questionnaire including closed ended and open ended questions was sent to the 285 rural libraries across the Canadian province of Alberta...
January 30, 2019: Health Information and Libraries Journal
Bridget C Conlogue
Librarians have ever-expanding teaching responsibilities in many academic disciplines. Assessment of learning outcomes requires longitudinal evaluation to measure true retention of skills and knowledge. This is especially important in the health sciences, including pharmacy, where librarians take an active role in teaching students to help prepare them for a profession in which solid information literacy skills are required to safely and effectively provide evidence-based care to patients. In this commentary, I reflect on a year of teaching in a pharmacy program and consider the outcomes of my instruction, areas for improvement, student retention of learning, assessment challenges, faculty-librarian collaboration, and continued support for library instruction in the pharmacy curriculum...
January 2019: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Emily M Johnson, Carmen Howard
Objective: Investigators implemented the Rural Information Connection (RIC) project, a library-initiated deployment of iPad Mini 3s for third-year medical students who were enrolled in a seven-month rural longitudinal integrated clerkship (LIC) rotation. The research aims were to determine if devices preloaded with high-quality mobile health apps enhanced the experience and increased access to and awareness of mobile health information resources for the enrolled project participants. Methods: Nine participants enrolled in this mixed methods research project...
January 2019: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Paula Louise Bush, Pierre Pluye, Christine Loignon, Vera Granikov, Michael T Wright, Carol Repchinsky, Jeannie Haggerty, Gillian Bartlett, Sharon Parry, Jean-François Pelletier, Ann C Macaulay
BACKGROUND: Organizational Participatory Research (OPR) seeks organizational learning and/or practice improvement. Previous systematic literature reviews described some OPR processes and outcomes, but the link between these processes and outcomes is unknown. We sought to identify and sequence the key processes of OPR taking place with and within healthcare organizations and the main outcomes to which they contribute, and to define ideal-types of OPR. METHODS: This article reports a participatory systematic mixed studies review with qualitative synthesis A specialized health librarian searched MEDLINE, CINAHL, Embase Classic + Embase, PsycINFO, the Cochrane Library, Social Work Abstracts and Business Source Complete, together with grey literature data bases were searched from inception to November 29, 2012...
December 22, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
Colleen Ann Cuthbert, Haider H Samawi, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Winson Y Cheung
BACKGROUND: Self-management interventions have been proposed as effective strategies to improve health and well-being and promote optimal coping in cancer survivors. Several reviews have shown benefits of self-management interventions on a variety of patient-reported outcomes. Effective self-management strategies in other chronic disease populations are typically based on theories of behavior change, but the extent of theoretical underpinnings in cancer self-management programs has not been evaluated to date...
December 20, 2018: Systematic Reviews
Colleen Stiles-Shields, Autumn N Crowe, Colleen F Bechtel Driscoll, Diana M Ohanian, Alexa Stern, Elicia Wartman, Adrien M Winning, Q Eileen Wafford, Emily G Lattie, Grayson N Holmbeck
Objective: Behavioral intervention technologies (BITs) stand as a promising delivery mechanism that overcomes multiple condition-specific and access barriers for self-management interventions for adolescents and young adults with spina bifida (AYA-SB). The purpose of the current review was to synthesize the behavioral and self-management intervention literature in conditions that have overlapping symptoms with youth with SB and to develop a model of likely user needs for AYA-SB that promotes self-management...
December 18, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
Hee-Jin Yang, Se Jeong Oh, Sung-Tae Hong
Background: In 1997 the Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE) instituted a program to evaluate member journals. Journals that passed the initial evaluation were indexed in the KoreaMed. Here, we report changes in measures of quality of the KAMJE member journals during the last 20 years. Methods: Quality measures used in the study comprised 3 assessment categories; self-assessment by journal editors, assessment of the journals by KAMJE reviewers, and by Korean health science librarians...
November 26, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
Somayeh Esmaeilzadeh, Hasan Ashrafi-Rizi, Leila Shahrzadi, Firozeh Mostafavi
BACKGROUNDS: The characteristics and conditions of growth and development have made adolescence one of the most vital and influential ages for prevention and health promotion, especially in the area of high-risk behaviors. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to determine adolescent health information seeking behavior related to high-risk behaviors in a selected educational district in Isfahan (Iran). METHODOLOGY: The present study was of an applied type, which was conducted using the survey research method...
2018: PloS One
Terese R Gullo, Yvonne M Golightly, Rebecca J Cleveland, Jordan B Renner, Leigh F Callahan, Joanne M Jordan, Virginia B Kraus, Amanda E Nelson
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: To update definitions of multiple joint osteoarthritis (MJOA), and to determine the frequency and impact of MJOA in a community-based cohort. METHODS: Following PRISMA guidelines and with the help of a professional research librarian, we performed a systematic review in Medline using the terms osteoarthritis, generalized, polyarticular, multiple joint, and multi-joint among others, to obtain articles related to MJOA. A total of 42 articles were included for data extraction based on multiple criteria including the requirement for a clearly stated definition of OA assessed at more than one body site...
October 9, 2018: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Emily Belita, Jennifer Yost, Janet E Squires, Rebecca Ganann, Trish Burnett, Maureen Dobbins
BACKGROUND: There are growing professional expectations for nurses to engage in and develop competence in evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) due to opportunities for improved client and community outcomes and provision of the highest quality of care. However, EIDM is underdeveloped, with low implementation rates among nurses. The use of indicators to assess EIDM performance has potential to encourage nurses' engagement in EIDM through competence recognition and support assessment of strengths and competency gaps for individual nurses and organizations...
November 3, 2018: Systematic Reviews
Ann De Meulemeester, Bérengère Schietse, Bruno Vermeeren, Elke Ghesquière, Ghislaine Declève, Heidi Buysse, Inge Discart, Katrien Alewaeters, Nancy Durieux, Renaat Peleman, Nele Pauwels
This article is part of a new series in this regular feature. The series intend to serve as a road map by sharing expertise and drawing together trends that are relevant to both health science librarians and health informatics professionals. The present article is a collaboration of six medical and health sciences libraries in Belgium and the Flemish library and archive association (VVBAD, n.d., It aims to elucidate the extended, user-tailored approach provided by medical and health sciences libraries in Belgium motivated by the recent changes in user expectations and behaviour...
December 2018: Health Information and Libraries Journal
Niloofar Solhjoo, Nader Naghshineh, Fatima Fahimnia, Amir R Ameri-Naeini
OBJECTIVE: Veterinarians and their clients are using online information to improve pets' health. There are no comprehensive frameworks, theories and models to intervene and evaluate online health information seeking behaviour (HISB) of pet owners. The objective of this paper was to provide a comprehensive review of the literature and propose a model for evaluating and intervening pet owner's HISB. METHODS: The framework emerges from a systematic literature review and qualitative content analysis...
December 2018: Health Information and Libraries Journal
Paul M Bakaki, Jennifer Staley, Rujia Liu, Neal Dawson, Negar Golchin, Alexis Horace, Hannah Johnson, Jennifer Waldron, Almut Winterstein, Lawrence C Kleinman, Shari D Bolen
BACKGROUND: Polypharmacy can be either beneficial or harmful to children. We conducted a scoping review to examine the concept of pediatric polypharmacy: its definition, prevalence, extent and gaps in research. In this manuscript, we report our transdisciplinary scoping review methodology. METHODS: After establishing a transdisciplinary team, we iteratively developed standard operating procedures for the study's search strategy, inclusion/exclusion criteria, screening, and data extraction...
October 4, 2018: BMC Medical Research Methodology
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