Doctors, librarians, and evidence-based medicine: an Australian approach to collaborative skill building among an international clinician cohort

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Doctors undertaking programs at Macquarie University come from many different countries where they often lack access to information resources and have not acquired effective literature searching skills. Macquarie University librarians have developed a program where literature searching and appraisal skills are embedded into clinical workloads and assessed, thereby enabling these doctors to incorporate evidence-based medicine (EBM) principles into their clinical practice and improve their communication skills. Emphasis is on using the EBM cycle of ask, acquire, assess and apply information using a range of information resources. In consultation with clinical supervisors and guided by a librarian, each doctor identifies a searchable question in relation to a current case. They present the case and literature search using a PowerPoint template during weekly team meetings. Librarians and clinical supervisors assess mastery of learning using a checklist incorporating information literacy standards. When competence in using the EBM cycle is demonstrated, doctors use this activity to develop a literature review for a publication or protocol where their communication skills are further developed and refined. Publications in peer reviewed journals have resulted, demonstrating that EBM principles can be acquired and shared among clinical teams to improve patient care.
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventMedical Library Association Annual Meeting and Exhibition - Boston MA
Duration: 3 May 20138 May 2013

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ConferenceMedical Library Association Annual Meeting and Exhibition
CityBoston MA
Period3/05/138/05/13

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