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Virtual Poster 5: opportunities for hospital librarians in the era of genomic medicine: helping clinicians implement new approaches to patient care.

Posted on March 2, 2012 by Amy Chatfield | 1 Comment

Kathryn J. Elliott, M.S., kelliottsd@earthlink.net
Graduate Student, MLIS Program, San Jose State University

PURPOSE
To evaluate ways in which hospital librarians can help clinicians keep up with the rapid growth of genetic information and incorporate it into patient care as clinicians enter the era of genomic medicine.

SETTING
Hospital medical libraries

DESCRIPTION
The fast-growing field of genomic medicine applies human genetic information to the understanding and treatment of disease. Breakthroughs in genetic analysis technologies are presenting healthcare providers with new opportunities to diagnose disorders and customize clinical treatment based on the genetic structure of individual patients. In the hospital setting, access to genomic medicine information resources, clinical guidelines, and continuing education will be critical in the near future. This poster reviews the literature and presents the results of a hospital librarian survey on current and anticipated genomic medicine information needs and services for clinicians in hospitals. Roles and opportunities for hospital librarians to support evidence-based practice in this new field are discussed.

Download the full-size PDF of Kathryn J. Elliot’s poster, “Opportunities for Hospital Librarians in the Era of Genomic Medicine: Helping Clinicians Implement New Approaches to Patient Care.”

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Comments

One Response to “Virtual Poster 5: opportunities for hospital librarians in the era of genomic medicine: helping clinicians implement new approaches to patient care.”

  1. Pamela Dee Kirkland
    March 2nd, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

    This is great news in assisting those of us who are beginning to attempt to find more information on what other clinicians want or need so that I too can help. What a great connection.

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