Exploiting Knowledge in Health Services

Apr 2004 | 368pp

Hardback
9781856044790
Price: £59.95
CILIP members price: £47.95


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Exploiting Knowledge in Health Services

Edited by Graham Walton and Andrew Booth

This new book is not just a revised edition of the predecessor to this work, Managing Knowledge in Health Services, but a completely new book providing a snapshot of what health library and information professionals need to know now: this book will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver in today's demanding healthcare environment.

With individual chapters contributed by leading edge practitioners focusing on issues of contemporary relevance, this essential book is structured around three logical divisions:

  • Part 1 looks at the context within which healthcare is delivered and examines the different users who have access to the knowledge base;
  • Part 2 outlines the principles underlying the way health information resources and services are organized and managed;
  • Part 3 discusses the skills required to use the knowledge base effectively, including new filtering and evaluation techniques.  

Readership: This is a valuable book for all health library and information service providers and students in the field. It is also of great use to the increasing number of healthcare professionals, such as research and development coordinators and clinical effectiveness/governance facilitators, required to access health information as part of their working roles.

PART 1: THE CONTEXT OF MANAGING THE KNOWLEDGE BASE IN HEALTH SERVICES  

1. New structures and principles in health services - Graham Walton  
2. The health and social care interface - Valerie Monaghan and Jo Cooke  
3. Clinical governance and National Service Frameworks - Andrew Booth  
4. Virtual outreach services - Alison Yeoman  
5. The National electronic Library for Health - Alison Turner  
6. Knowledge management - Andrew Booth and Anne Brice  
7. Primary-care knowledge services - Sue Lacey Bryant  
8. Clinical librarianship - Susan Childs  
9. The role of LIS in supporting learning - David Peacock, Graham Walton and Andrew Booth  

PART 2: MANAGING THE KNOWLEDGE BASE  

10. Managing projects - Andrew Booth  
11. Working collaboratively - Sharon Dobbins  
12. Developing innovative services and managing change - Graham Walton  
13. Continuing professional development - David Stewart  
14. Providing hybrid information services - Steve Rose and Angela Gunn  
15. Creating portals and gateways - Susan Roe  
16. Managing intellectual property - Susannah Hanlon  

PART 3: USING THE KNOWLEDGE BASE EFFECTIVELY: INFORMATION SOURCES AND SKILLS  

17. Accessing the knowledge base - Maria J. Grant  
18. Appraising the literature - John Blenkinsopp  
19. Creating effective web pages - Steve Ashwell  
20. Tapping into sources of research funding - Alison Winning  
21. Supporting syntheses of the literature - Janette Boynton  
Conclusion: new roles and new challenges - Graham Walton and Andrew Booth

"Highly recommended - and of much wider application than its title would suggest."
- Library and Information Research

"...this book is of real interest to anyone working in a health library"
- Library Review

Graham Walton PhD BSc(Hons) MA MBA MCLIP is Principal Officer in Learning Resources and Research Fellow, Information Management Research Institute, at Northumbria University. 

Andrew Booth BA(Hons) MSc DipLib MCLIP is Director of Information Resources and Senior Lecturer in Evidence-based Healthcare at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield.

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