The Medical Library Association Guide to Providing Consumer and Patient Health Information (Medical Library Association Books Series)

The Medical Library Association Guide to Providing Consumer and Patient Health Information (Medical Library Association Books Series)

By: Michele Spatz (author)Paperback

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Comprised of fifteen chapters written by experienced consumer health librarians, The Medical Library Association Guide to Providing Consumer and Patient Health Information is designed for library and information science graduate students as well as librarians new to health and medical librarianship, regardless of library setting. It is comprehensive in scope, covering all aspects of consumer and patient health and medical information from their humble, grassroots beginnings to the ever-evolving applications of new technology and social media. In between, the mundane aspects of health and medical librarianship, such as needs assessment, costs, budgeting and funding, and staffing are discussed. Adding richness to this discussion are the coverage of more sensitive topics such as patient-friendly technology, ethical issues in providing consumer and patient health information, meeting the needs of diverse populations, and responding to individuals from various cultural backgrounds. No comprehensive picture of consumer and patient health librarianship would be complete without addressing the critical importance of marketing and strategic partnerships; such discussions round out this invaluable guide..

About Author

Michele Spatz is currently Business Projects and Intelligence Manager for Planetree, a nonprofit healthcare organization devoted to improving both providers and patients' experience of care. She recently completed work on a grant-funded research project identifying patient-centered care practices among high-performing health systems and academic medical centers outside the Planetree network. In addition to her research responsibilities, Michele executes Planetree's special projects, such as the one noted above. Michele received her Masters' Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, and has a certificate in Lean Six Sigma from Villanova University.


List of Diagrams & Figures Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1 History of Consumer and Patient Health Librarianship - Michele Spatz Chapter 2 Where to Start? Needs Assessment - Nikki Dettmar Chapter 3 Strategic Planning for Success - Mary Grace Flaherty Chapter 4 Bricks and mortar: Costs, Budgeting & Funding Sources - Cara Marcus Chapter 5 Patient Friendly Technology - Today and Tomorrow - Gabe Rios & Emma O'Hagan Chapter 6 Prized Assets: Staff - Jean Shipman & Erica Lake Chapter 7 Health Reference Service - Nancy Dickenson, Carmen Huddleston, Gillian Kumagai, Jean Johnson, Edgar Lopez Chapter 8 Ethical Issues in Providing Consumer and Patient Health Information - Barbara Bibel with Michele Spatz Chapter 9 Social Media for Health Consumers and Patients - Michelle Kraft Chapter 10 Meeting health information needs of diverse populations: children, teens, LGBT, low literate, ESL - Linda Stahl Chapter 11 Cultural sensitivity and health information resources & services - Donna J. McCloskey Chapter 12 Marketing Health Library Services to Patients and Consumers - Jackie Davis Chapter 13 Strategic Partnerships - In-reach - Carol Ann Atwood Index About the Editor About the Contributors

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781442225701
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781442225701
  • weight: 367
  • ISBN10: 144222570X

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