Adapting to change is always difficult ; all the more so when changes in the administrative structure of health care are part of a national political transformation toward democracy.
As South Africa moves from apartheid to integration in its health services, the Witwatersrand Medical Library (WML) will have to adopt innovative strategies to cope with increasing demands on its resources by sub-Saharan African medical libraries and with expected decreases in state funding for health and education.
WML also will have to address the lack of hospital library services in the Johannesburg region by expanding its academic branches at University of the Witwatersrand Medical School's teaching hospitals to serve both hospital and academic health care staff.
This article discusses these challenges in the context of rapidly changing academic health care services in Johannesburg.
Mots-clés Pascal : Bibliothèque spécialisée, Médecine, Support, Service santé, Evolution, Exigence, Etude impact, Système national, Besoin social, Soin santé primaire, Perspective, République Sud Africaine, Afrique, Apartheid, Changement politique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Special library, Medicine, Support, Health service, Evolution, Requirement, Impact study, National system, Social need, Primary health care, Perspective, South Africa, Africa, Political change
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0446905
Code Inist : 001A01C02C. Création : 01/03/1996.