CLIN­I­CAL LI­BRAR­IAN SER­VICE: EX­PE­RI­ENCE IN A TER­TIARY HOSPI­TAL IN THE PHILIP­PINES

Mark An­thony A. San­tos

PLAI Congress 2018 Program - - PARALLEL SESSION -

Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines Dil­i­man Email ad­dress: [email protected] Ab­stract

It’s al­most 50 years since the first clin­i­cal li­brar­ian ser­vice was im­ple­mented in the United States. Con­sid­ered as the ear­li­est form of em­bed­ded li­brar­i­an­ship, a clin­i­cal li­brar­ian ser­vice/pro­gram in­volves the pro­vi­sion of in­for­ma­tion di­rectly at the point of care. Be­ing at the place where pa­tient care is be­ing de­liv­ered, the clin­i­cal li­brar­ian can pro­vide spe­cial­ized and timely in­for­ma­tion to health care pro­fes­sion­als. Nu­mer­ous stud­ies on the po­ten­tial, ben­e­fits, and ef­fec­tive­ness of clin­i­cal li­brar­i­an­ship have been pub­lished. How­ever, its prac­tice and im­ple­men­ta­tion in most hos­pi­tals around the world, es­pe­cially in the Philip­pines, is not yet preva­lent. This pa­per presents the role and ex­pe­ri­ences of a clin­i­cal li­brar­ian in a crit­i­cal care unit of a pri­vate ter­tiary hospi­tal in Que­zon City. Key­words: clin­i­cal li­brar­i­an­ship; em­bed­ded li­brar­i­an­ship; clin­i­cal li­brar­ian ser­vice; in­for­ma­tion­ist

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