Exploring the impact of the information professional on evidence based practice

Brettle, Alison (2009). Exploring the impact of the information professional on evidence based practice. In: Positioning the Profession: the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship, Brisbane, Australia, (1-9). August 31-September 4, 2009.

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Author Brettle, Alison
Title of paper Exploring the impact of the information professional on evidence based practice
Conference name Positioning the Profession: the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates August 31-September 4, 2009
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 9
Formatted Abstract/Summary Introduction: Health librarians and health information specialists play a key role in evidence based practice. This can include training health professionals to undertake literature searches or critical appraisal or being part of teams of subject specialists conducting systematic reviews. Increasingly health librarians are being encouraged to evaluate the impact of their services and demonstrate the value of the services they provide. Methods: Presentation of a portfolio of evidence based projects undertaken by one health information specialist, in collaboration with a range of clinicians or health service researchers. The projects include systematic reviews in health and social care that have contributed to the development of national guidelines, systematic reviews and evaluation projects which provide evidence of the impact of health libraries and projects that demonstrate the need for expert searchers within the field of evidence based practice.
Conclusions: The projects demonstrate how information professionals provide expertise and can enhance their role in evidence based practice. Evidence is synthesised on the best ways of doing this and the impact of the health information specialist on evidence base practice is critiqued. Viewed as a whole the portfolio demonstrates the variety of team roles health librarians can play and the positive impact made.
Subjects 0807 Library and Information Studies
Keyword information specialist
Evidence based practice
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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