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Learn More About Patient Experience


April 24-28 is National Patient Experience Week.
Explore patient experience topics with these research articles:

The Advantages and Challenges of Measuring Patient Experience in Outpatient Clinical Practice. Part 2: History of Patient Satisfaction in Health Care Abstract Full Article in Print at the Library
Associations Between Physician Empathy, Physician Characteristics, and Standardized Measures of Patient Experience Abstract
Creating a Great Patient Experience: Improving Care with Food and Nutrition Services Abstract
The Evolution of Patient Satisfaction to Patient Experience Abstract
House Staff Communication Training and Patient Experience Scores Abstract Free Full Article
Physician Engagement in the Transformation of the Pediatric Patient Experience Abstract Full Article (with Password)
The Role of Social Media Around Patient Experience and Engagement Abstract

Contact the Health Sciences Library for access to full articles and further research about patient experience.

We Have a New Email Address!


The new email address for the Health Sciences Library is BMHlibrary@nyp.org
Please update your address book.
You can find our complete contact information here.

NEW: Patient Safety Resources at the Health Sciences Library

March 12-18 is Patient Safety Awareness Week.
Take a look at the Library's NEW Patient Safety Information Resources page! You can find:
  • Journal articles for the latest research about patient safety
  • Electronic books for on the go access to patient safety topics
  • Citations for print books that provide an in depth look at patient safety



Point of Care Resources at the Health Sciences Library

"How do I find quick, current, reliable background information and evidence about medical topics?"

The Health Sciences Library has numerous point of care resources that you can use as an alternative to UpToDate:

If you decide to use the Internet to find medical information:
  • Consider the source! Who wrote the information? When was it updated? Can you trust that the content is accurate and unbiased? Learn more here.
  • Restrict your Google search to educational web sites. Type site:edu into the search box with your search terms.
  • Use Google Scholar to restrict your search to journal articles or books.

Please contact the Health Sciences Library for additional support. We will locate journal articles and textbooks to assist you.

Contact Arpita Bose, Health Sciences Library director, with your questions and concerns.


Spotlight on:
How to Write, Publish, and Present in the Health Sciences: A Guide for Clinicians and Laboratory Researchers

New Feature: We are highlighting electronic resources that can help YOU! Have you checked out this e-resource?


How to Write, Publish, and Present in the Health Sciences: A Guide for Clinicians and Laboratory Researchers

Where Do I Find It?

On a Hospital computer, click this link.
For remote access, contact the Library for a password.

How Will It Help Me?

  • Use this electronic book to learn about all aspects of research writing, presentation, and publication.
  • Learn how to prepare research posters for a conference as well as full articles for a journal.
  • Residents and fellows: Check out Chapter 5: How to Write an Abstract. It will help you prepare for NYM Research and Quality Improvement Week!

Who Produces It?

How to Write, Publish, and Present in the Health Sciences: A Guide for Clinicians and Laboratory Researchers is an electronic book published by American College of Physicians Press. The author, Thomas Lang, MA, is a medical writer with 40+ years professional experience.

How to Write, Publish, and Present in the Health Sciences: A Guide for Clinicians and Laboratory Researchers is part of STAT!Ref, a collection of 70+ electronic medical and nursing textbooks.

Try it next time you want to learn about research writing and presentation, and tell us what you think!

Spotlight on:
Understanding Patient Safety

New Feature: We are highlighting electronic resources that can help YOU! Have you checked out this e-resource?


Understanding Patient Safety, 2nd ed.

Where Do I Find It?
On a Hospital computer, click this link.
For remote access, contact the Library for a password.

How Will It Help Me?

  • Use this electronic book to learn about patient safety and medical errors.
  • See examples of common medical errors, including medications, surgery, and handoffs.
  • Explore the topics of root cause analysis, prevention, and creating a culture of safety.

Who Produces It?

Understanding Patient Safety, 2nd edition is an electronic book published by McGraw-Hill Medical. The author, Robert M. Wachter, MD, is the Chief of Medical Service at the University of San Francisco Medical Center and Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine at UCSF.

Understanding Patient Safety is part of Access Medicine, a collection of 90+ electronic textbooks that cover a range of medical topics.

Try it next time you want to learn about patient safety, and tell us what you think!

Spotlight on:
BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine and BMJ Evidence-Based Nursing

New Feature: We are highlighting electronic resources that can help YOU! Have you checked out these latest e-resources?



BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine and BMJ Evidence-Based Nursing

Where Do I Find It?
On a Hospital computer, click these links:

For remote access, contact the Library for a password.

How Will It Help Me?

  • Save time by reviewing the latest, best research studies that can impact your clinical practice.
  • Find the best evidence about treatment, etiology, diagnosis, and prognosis.
  • Find a discussion article for your next journal club meeting.
  • Nurses: Learn research skills such as conducting a literature review, analyzing statistics, and assessing validity.

Who Produces It?

Evidence-Based Medicine and Evidence-Based Nursing are peer reviewed journals published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) group. The journals' editors scan tens of thousands of research articles and select the most important ones for review.

Try it next time you want to learn about the latest evidence based practice, and tell us what you think!

Spotlight on: Open-i
Open Access Biomedical Image Search Engine

New Feature: We are highlighting electronic resources that can help YOU! Have you checked out this latest e-resource?


Open-i

Where Do I Find It?
This resource is freely available to anyone with Internet access--just click this link.

How Will It Help Me?

  • Find free, high quality medical images, including photographs, charts, ultrasounds, CTs, and more.
  • Find full text of the article that published the image.
  • Use images in your own presentations, following open access copyright policy.
  • Perform a reverse image search to locate images similar to your own.

Who Produces It?

Open-i Open Access Biomedical Image Search Engine is created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Most images come from PubMed Central, an open access archive of biomedical journal articles.

Try it next time you are looking for images, and tell us what you think!

Spotlight on: Essential Evidence Plus

New Feature: We are highlighting electronic resources that can help YOU! Have you checked out this latest e-resource?


Essential Evidence Plus

Where Do I Find It?
On a Hospital computer, click this link. For remote access, contact the Library for a password.

How Will It Help Me?

  • Answer clinical questions with the latest, best evidence
  • "Bottom Line" feature: Save time with a quick summary of the topic
  • Evidence ratings for each practice recommendation
  • Algorithms to guide decision making
  • Links to journal articles, including clinical trials
  • EBM practice guidelines

Additional features:

  • Dermatology images
  • AHFS DI Essentials: medication information
  • Weekly podcasts to stay current on the latest evidence based topics

Who Produces It?

Essential Evidence Plus is created by Wiley-Blackwell, a reputable medical publiser. Physicians write and edit the content.

Try it as an alternative to UpToDate, and tell us what you think!

We Have NEW E-Books!

Here are some of our favorite new and updated electronic books.
Contact the Library for user IDs and passwords.

Check out the full list of 190+ e-books here.




CHANGES TO UpToDate


Site access to UpToDate has been cancelled, effective October 1, 2014.

This year NYM was faced with a major price increase for UpToDate. The tremendous increase in cost is not sustainable to the Hospital, and therefore onsite access has been cancelled.


If you have a personal UpToDate account, log in here.

As an alternative to UpToDate, use these library resources:

If you decide to use the Internet:
  • Consider the source! Who wrote the information? When was it updated? Can you trust that the content is accurate and unbiased? Learn more here.
  • Restrict your Google search to educational web sites. Type site:edu into the search box with your search terms.
  • Use Google Scholar to restrict your search to journal articles or books.

Please contact the Health Sciences Library for additional support. We will locate journal articles and textbooks to assist you.