Opportunities for Hospital Librarians in the Era of Genomic Medicine

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/212834
Title:
Opportunities for Hospital Librarians in the Era of Genomic Medicine
Other Titles:
Helping Clinicians Implement New Approaches to Patient Care
Author:
Elliott, Kathy
Affiliation:
San Jose State University
Issue Date:
24-Feb-2012
Description:
This is a research paper submitted for LIBR220 (Medical and Health Sciences Librarianship), a graduate course in Library and Information Sciences at San Jose State University.
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/212834
Abstract:
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 we enter the era of genomic medicine. SETTING: Hospital medical libraries DESCRIPTION: The fast-growing new field of genomic medicine applies human genetic information to the understanding and treatment of disease. Historically, evidence-based healthcare has been informed by studies on large populations. Breakthroughs in genetic analysis technologies are presenting healthcare providers with new opportunities to diagnose 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 research paper will explore resources and programs that hospital librarians can offer to clinicians, to serve their genomic medicine information needs and help them navigate through unfamiliar territory.
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
hospital libraries; genomic medicine; medical librarians; genetics; genomics; clinicians

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorElliott, Kathyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-24T19:55:34Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-24T19:55:34Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-24T19:55:34Z-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/212834-
dc.descriptionThis is a research paper submitted for LIBR220 (Medical and Health Sciences Librarianship), a graduate course in Library and Information Sciences at San Jose State University.en_US
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: 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 we enter the era of genomic medicine. SETTING: Hospital medical libraries DESCRIPTION: The fast-growing new field of genomic medicine applies human genetic information to the understanding and treatment of disease. Historically, evidence-based healthcare has been informed by studies on large populations. Breakthroughs in genetic analysis technologies are presenting healthcare providers with new opportunities to diagnose 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 research paper will explore resources and programs that hospital librarians can offer to clinicians, to serve their genomic medicine information needs and help them navigate through unfamiliar territory.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjecthospital librariesen_US
dc.subjectgenomic medicineen_US
dc.subjectmedical librariansen_US
dc.subjectgeneticsen_US
dc.subjectgenomicsen_US
dc.subjectcliniciansen_US
dc.titleOpportunities for Hospital Librarians in the Era of Genomic Medicineen_US
dc.title.alternativeHelping Clinicians Implement New Approaches to Patient Careen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSan Jose State Universityen_US
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