Being a Solo Librarian in Healthcare: Pivoting for 21st Century Healthcare Information Delivery, 1st Edition

  • Elizabeth Burns
  • Published By: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0081001290
  • ISBN-13: 9780081001295
  • DDC: 027.662
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 52 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released November 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Overview

This book brings to light the current job responsibilities of the healthcare librarian, but at the same time reveals a dichotomy. In theory, advances in healthcare research promise better care and improved safety for patients. In practice, there are barriers that undermine change. The author calls attention to the underutilized healthcare librarian at a time when clinical information delivery to the doctor or nurse is equal to or more important than how wired the hospital is. This is a book for healthcare stakeholders who support evidence-based practice and for those considering entering medical librarianship. The profession is in flux as hospitals must decide whether they can afford a library and librarian or whether they can afford not to have one.