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About Access Restrictions to Electronic Resources

Access and use of electronic resources made available by the Becker Medical Library are governed by license agreements between the School of Medicine and publishers or third parties. Several of the electronic resources carry some restriction on their use. Access may be restricted by user location, number of concurrent users, and/or password.

In short, most people experience access limitations based on the network to which their computer is connected. Below is a quick breakdown of what can be accessed from various networks.

BJH (Limited to) SLCH (Limited to) Proxy (Remote Access) WUSM Off Campus
UpToDate Online
American Academy of Pediatrics Journals
Applied Clinical Informatics
Harriet Lane Handbook
Red Book Online
UpToDate Online
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Health Communication

communication illustrationCommunication is more than what we write and what we say.  Clear communication strategies can enhance everyday encounters and improve relationships with patients and their families.  How can Becker Library help?

Trainings and consultations may cover the following learning goals:

  • Recognize factors that affect clear communication with patients (e.g. health literacy and culture)
  • Review and practice basic communication skills such as providing feedback, listening, nonverbal communication, and minimizing barriers
  • Apply empathic responding and understand empathy’s role in healthcare
  • Identify models of patient-provider communication
  • Practice techniques for effective communication with patients
  • Discuss health-related numeracy and appropriate assessment strategies
  • Explore strategies to simplify numeric information for patients