Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Clinical librarians: a valuable addition to the critical care decision making team.

A new column in the Journal of the Medical Library Association looking at the value of good health information services.

This is a new column looking at the challenges of information service provision in health care. There will be case studies from medical librarianship, health informatics, medicine, and research, focusing on a variety of scenarios to help encourage discussion and development in this area. This first scenario focuses on the involvement and importance of a clinical librarian in the treatment of a patient with respiratory failure and hepatic encephalopathy associated with advanced liver failure. Comments can be made on this case online at

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Expert synthesis of the literature to support critical care decision making
RN Jerome, RA Miller
Journal of the Medical Library Association, 2006, October, 94(4), pp376-381

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