Consumer Health - Consumer and Patient Health Information Services ...Presentation Transcript
Consumer Health: Collection Development Services for Public Libraries Roxanne Cox McGoogan Library of Medicine University of Nebraska Medical Center November 10, 2005
Healthy People 2010
“ The health of individuals and communities also depends greatly on access to quality health care . Expanding access to quality health care is important to eliminate health disparities and to increase the quality and years of healthy life for all people living in the United States. Health care in the broadest sense not only includes services received through health care providers but also health information and services received through other venues in the community .”
Don’t overlook what is already in the library’s collection, example: US New and World Reports Annual America’s Best Hospitals.
For the Librarian:
Kenyon, Andrea and Casini, Barbara Palmer. The Public Librarian’s Guide to Providing Consumer Health Information. Chicago, IL: Public Library Association, 2002.
Rees, Alan M. ed. Consumer Health Information Source Book. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003.
Title: Stedman's medical dictionary. Edition: 27th ed. Published: Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000. ISBN: 068340007X
Title: Dorland's illustrated medical dictionary. Edition: 30th ed. Published: London : W. B. Saunders, 2003. ISBN: 0721601464
Laboratory Tests & Procedures
Title: The Johns Hopkins complete guide to medical tests : everything you need to know about 170 common tests. Publication: Pleasantville, N.Y. : Reader's Digest Association, Year: 2002 ISBN: 0762103639
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Drugs & Medications
Title: USP DI. v. 2, Advice for the patient : drug information in lay language. Corp Author(s): United States Pharmacopeial Convention. Publication: Greenwood Village, CO : MICROMEDEX, Edition: 25rd ed. Year: 2005 ISBN: 07406916 (v. 2)
Physician’s Desk Reference (PDR) frequently asked for, but not necessarily the best source
The best alternative medicine / Kenneth R Pelletier
2002 1st Fireside ed. English New York : Simon & Schuster, ISBN: 0743200276 (pbk.)