Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Clinicians were more likely to look for information when working with a librarian.

Clinical librarians encourage clinical staff to look for information.

This paper highlights the results of an 18-month evaluation of a clinical librarian project, carried out in North Wales. The purpose of the study was to find out the benefits of using clinical librarians to support clinical teams. The results showed that with a clinical librarian on their team, clinicians were "more willing to spend time searching for information related to patient care."

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Citation:
Changes in information behavior in clinical teams after introduction of a clinical librarian service
C Urquhart, J Turner, J Durbin, J Ryan
Journal of the Medical Library Association, 2007, 95(1), pp14-22

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