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Answering consumer health questions : the Medical Library Association guide for reference librarians

Author: Michele Spatz; Medical Library Association.
Publisher: New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, cop. 2008.
Series: Medical Library Association guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Patrons seeking medical information are often trying to gain control following an upsetting diagnosis - working with them can be rewarding and difficult. This guide gives you an understanding of the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michele Spatz; Medical Library Association.
ISBN: 9781555706326 1555706320
OCLC Number: 438781779
Description: XIV, 142 str. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Professional practice : understanding reaching out to the health information seeker --
Professional interactions : communication guidelines and strategies --
Professional ethics of providing health information --
Legal issues in health information delivery --
Serving the health information needs of diverse individuals --
The difficult patron --
Self-care for the health information provider.
Series Title: Medical Library Association guides.
Responsibility: Michele Spatz.

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Aimed at librarians who do not deal with health information on a day to day basis, I was surprised by how informative I found this book. The legal issues chapter was very interesting and it contained Read more...

 
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