ISBN-13: 9781856046626 / Angielski / Miękka / 2010 / 236 str.
Robinson provides what she describes as a "timeless way of understanding healthcare information resources," and uses an approach not dependent on the currency of the specific sources. Instead, this new guide covers the field's organizational structure and history, the nature of the resources and the factors affecting them. Understanding Healthcare Information examines examples of healthcare information resources from the perspective of different user groups, including healthcare professionals and consumers, and highlights areas of research into healthcare information, including evaluation studies, user studies, bibliometrics, metadata and Web 2.0. Written for students and practitioners, especially public librarians who are increasingly called upon to advise on health care sources, this timeless tool is essential for anyone interested in or involved in healthcare literacy.