Thursday, December 22, 2016

Dr Nancy Homburg Interview 4-16-2015

Dr. Nancy Homburg talks about her career as a Family Practice Physician and how Hospice and Palliative Care came to the Fox Cities of Wisconsin.

In the photo above, Dr. Homburg is strategically standing next to the orange and purple binders for Education for Physicians in End-of-Life Care (EPEC), the program she coordinates in the Fox Valley.

Dr. Homburg's Quotes from the session :
"Dying is about who you are, and who you're connected to, not the disease.  It's about community and relationships."

"All beauty is infinite--and nothing lasts forever."

Dr. Nancy Homburg's Interview at Story Corps (Audio Link)
          AHS-OHP-001  April 16, 2016       (63 min.  14 sec.)
          Interviewed by Michele Matucheski at Mercy Medical Center, Oshkosh, WI.

Field Notes for Dr. Homburg's Interview (doc)

Transcript for Dr Homburg's Story Corps Interview 4-16-2015 (doc)

1979 Parade Article featuring Dr Homburg as "a new breed of women physicians specializing in family practice."

Women Physicians of the Fox Valley 1993  Holiday greeting from 1993 Post Crescent newspaper listing the area Women Physicians that year.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Evaluating Information with the CRAAP Test

Is your Information Reliable and Accurate? :  Use the CRAAP Test to Evaluate Information Sources
From fake news stories to predatory publishers, how do you know the info you found on the web is the real thing?  We all know that anyone can publish on the web;  but how do you know it’s reliable and accurate?   When you’re making health care decisions, this becomes even more important. 

Your Librarians have developed a CRAAP Detector to help you evaluate information and its sources.
Currency The timeliness of the information
  • When was the information published or posted?
  • Has the information been revised or updated?
  • Is the information current or out-of date for your topic?
  • If the source is a webpage are the links functional?
Relevance The usefulness of the information for your needs
  • Does the information relate to your topic or answer your question?
  • Who is the intended audience?
  • Is the information at an appropriate level (i.e. not too elementary or advanced for your needs)?
  • Have you looked at a variety of sources before determining this is one you will use?
  • Can it help you find other information related to your topic?
  • Would you be comfortable using this source for a research paper? Or for Patient Care?
Authority - The source of the information
  • Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor?
  • Are the author's credentials or organizational affiliations given?
  • What are the author's qualifications to write on the topic?
  • Is there contact information, such as a publisher or e-mail address?
  • If the source is a webpage does the URL reveal anything about the author or source? examples: .com .edu .gov .org .net
Accuracy - The correctness and reliability of the information
  • Where does the information come from?
  • Is the information supported by evidence?
  • Has the information been reviewed or refereed?
  • Can you verify any of the information in another source or from personal knowledge?
  • Does the language or tone seem unbiased and free of emotion?
  • Are there spelling, grammar, or other typographical errors?
Purpose - The reason for the information
  • Is the author free from a conflict of interest that would bias what she or he has to say? (i.e. they work for the company on which they are reporting; they have stock in the product they are testing, etc.)
  • Do the authors/sponsors make their intentions or purpose clear?
  • Is the information fact? opinion? propaganda?
  • Does the point of view appear objective and impartial?
  • Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?
  • Are they selling something?

For more info, please see the following Search Tips and LibGuides Pages :
Evaluating Sources                              Evidence-Based Practice

Contact Your Ministry Health Care Librarian for questions, comments, or additional help : 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Nurse's Choice Recommended Reading - December 2016

December, 2016

Foundations of Pharmacotherapy for Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction: Evidence Meets Practice, Part II
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, November/December 2016

Facing Death: A Critical Analysis of Advance Care Planning in the United States
Advances in Nursing Science, October/December 2016

Evaluation and treatment of vitamin D deficiency
The Nurse Practitioner, November 20 2016

Alarm Fatigue: Use of an Evidence-Based Alarm Management Strategy
Journal of Nursing Care Quality, January/March 2017

Pressure Ulcers in the Intensive Care Unit: An Analysis of Skin Barrier Risk Factors
Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Journal for Prevention and Healing, November2016

Medication Safety: Using the AGS Beers Criteria
Home Healthcare Now, November/December 2016

Preventing Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury
AJN The American Journal of Nursing, December 2016

The Relationship Between Nurse-Reported Safety Culture and the Patient Experience
Journal of Nursing Administration, December 2016

An Evidence-Based Infant Safe Sleep Program to Reduce Sudden Unexplained Infant Deaths
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, November 2016

The Design and Redesign of a Clinical Ladder Program: Thinking Big and Overcoming Challenges
Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, November/December 2016

* List and links courtesy of Anne Chaney at Wolters-Kluwer/Ovid.
* Questions about access, contact Your Librarian, Michele Matucheski.