Patients highlight listening and empathy – “the ability to understand the patient’s situation, perspective, and feelings and to communicate that understanding to the patient”1 – as two of the most important qualities they look for when choosing a physician. Despite this, studies of patient-physician communication show that physicians interrupt their patients, on average, within the [Read more]
PubMed is a commonly used database, but it can sometimes be challenging to search. Becker librarians have produced a brief tutorial to assist users in improving their PubMed skills: Advanced Pubmed Search Tips from Becker Medical Library on Vimeo. The tutorial covers using Boolean, nesting, truncation and field tags to create more effective PubMed search [Read more]
Becker librarians offer robust information retrieval and management services to support clinical quality improvements by providing comprehensive literature searches, setting up customized alerts on topics of interest, and organizing resources for team-members and groups.
When searching for a specific journal or e-book in the Electronic Resources portal, you can search by various title options, ISBN/ISSN, or a specific DOI or PMID number.
Did you know that physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals can earn CME/CE/CPD credits and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits just by searching and reading topics in UpToDate? Major accrediting bodies like the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Board of Internal Medicine recognize UpToDate usage as a continuing education activity. Here [Read more]
Henry Stewart Talks (specially prepared, seminar-style, online lectures narrated by world-leading experts) not only offer a great way to expand your professional horizons – they can also be a valuable teaching tool if used to supplement existing material or in a flipped classroom scenario.
The search engine in the library catalog is not very forgiving with spelling errors or typos. If your search yields fewer or different results than you were hoping for, try a different angle. Apostrophes are important! Searching Braunwalds Heart Disease results in only one book found. Searching Braunwald’s Heart Disease results in 62 books found. [Read more]
Happy New Year! As we settle into 2018 we’ve been reflecting on the big picture – the current landscape and the trends that affect our services and our patrons at Washington University Medical Center. Below are a few of the biggest issues we'll be following over the coming year (and years).