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  1. "Bridging the Information gap" for Virginia public health nurses.

    Article - En anglais

    This project was designed to increase the public health nurse's knowledge and use of health science information resources available from the National Library of Medicine's databases through the use of the Grateful Med software program.

    In 1994, the Tompkins-McCaw Library located on the Medical College of Virginia Campus (MCV) of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) was awarded a Nursing Information Access Grant from the Southeastern/Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM).

    This project was a collaboration of the Tompkins McCaw Library, the VCU School of Nursing, and The Virginia Department of Health.

    Sixty public health nurses received Grateful Med training.

    Session evaluations were conducted and indicate that although public health nurses received training and had access to health science information resources through Grateful Med, subsequent use of the resources was very limited.

    Similar to reports on information-seeking behaviors of physicians, public health nurses seek information from colleagues, personal collections, and other resources locally available.

    Reasons for the project's limited success in changing the health science information seeking and utilization practices of public health nurses are discussed, and potential solutions are proposed.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Infirmier, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Accès information, Interrogation base donnée, Technologie information, Pratique professionnelle, Formation permanente, Recherche information, Nursing, Virginie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nurse, Health staff, Human, Information access, Database query, Information technology, Professional practice, Continuing education, Information retrieval, Nursing, Virginia, United States, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0366047

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 12/09/1997.