Establishing a New Clinical Informationist Role in an Academic Health Sciences Center
academic medical center
health sciences librarianship
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Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Citation:Aldrich, A. M., & Schulte, S. J. (2014). Establishing a New Clinical Informationist Role in an Academic Health Sciences Center. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 33(2), 136–146. doi:10.1080/02763869.2014.897511
The concept of clinical informationists is not new, but has recently been gaining more widespread acceptance across the United States. This article describes the lessons and challenges learned from starting a new clinical informationist service targeted to internal medicine residents in a large academic medical center. Lessons included the need for becoming immersed in evidence-based practice fundamentals; becoming comfortable with the pace, realities, and topics encountered during clinical rounds; and needing organizational commitment to both the evidence-based practice paradigm and clinical informationist role. Challenges included adapting to organizational culture, resident burnout, and perceptions of information overload.
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Rights:This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Medical Reference Services Quarterly on April 2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02763869.2014.897511.
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