The Impact of a Literature Consult Service on Geriatric Clinical Care and Training in Falls Prevention (Report)

The Impact of a Literature Consult Service on Geriatric Clinical Care and Training in Falls Prevention (Report)

INTRODUCTION The importance of developing effective health care programs and services for elderly persons in the United States is increasing at warp speed due to significant projected growth in the size of this demographic in the near future. According to the US Census Bureau, the number of persons aged 65 years and older is expected […]

Vasectomy Under Local Anaesthesia Performed Free of Charge As a Family Planning Service: Complications and Results (Original Articles)

Vasectomy Under Local Anaesthesia Performed Free of Charge As a Family Planning Service: Complications and Results (Original Articles)

The link between global warming and unbridled population growth emphasises the urgent necessity for political action to promote effective forms of contraception. (1) Vasectomy is one of the most reliable family planning methods but is underutilised worldwide, accounting for only 5-10% of contraceptive methods, and in most African countries this figure is much lower. (2) […]

Embedded Librarians: One Library's Model for Decentralized Service (Brief Communications) (Report)

Embedded Librarians: One Library’s Model for Decentralized Service (Brief Communications) (Report)

BACKGROUND The Arizona Health Sciences Library (AHSL), housed in a building connected to the college of medicine, serves the colleges of medicine, pharmacy, nursing, and public health at the University of Arizona in Tucson, all in buildings located about 200 feet from each other around a large plaza. As in most other academic health sciences […]

Mental Health Service Use Among South Africans for Mood, Anxiety and Substance Use Disorders (Original Articles) (Survey)

Mental Health Service Use Among South Africans for Mood, Anxiety and Substance Use Disorders (Original Articles) (Survey)

Of the national burden of disease, neuropsychiatric disorders are third only to HIV/AIDS and infectious disease, according to revised DALY (disability-adjusted life-years) estimates for the year 2000. (1,2) Yet mental health services are grossly under-resourced and there are many barriers to health care for the mentally ill. (3,4) Barriers include lack of accessibility, acceptability and […]

Mental Health Service Delivery in South Africa from 2000 to 2010: One Step Forward, One Step Back (Original Articles) (Report)

Mental Health Service Delivery in South Africa from 2000 to 2010: One Step Forward, One Step Back (Original Articles) (Report)

In 2000, Rita Thorn published a systematic review of mental health services research in southern Africa, conducted from 1967 to 1999. (1) The review suggested a need to shift from centralised institutional care, which characterised apartheid South Africa, towards decentralised, integrated and community-based services provided within a human rights framework. The use of trained non-specialists […]

Side-By-Side, But From Different Worlds: Service And Resource Provision by Academic Health Sciences Libraries to Their Affiliated Hospitals (Report)

Side-By-Side, But From Different Worlds: Service And Resource Provision by Academic Health Sciences Libraries to Their Affiliated Hospitals (Report)

DOI: 10.3163/1536-5050.97.4.018 The nature of the affiliations between large, academic health sciences centers and their teaching hospitals vary tremendously from institution to institution. During the past few decades, many university-run teaching hospitals have shifted governance to the private, corporate sector [1]. The sometimes complex governance and organizational structure among these institutions can complicate the library’s […]

U.S. Army Medical Correspondence Course: Introduction to the Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist Career Field - Combat Service Support, Ethics, Standards, Established Practices

U.S. Army Medical Correspondence Course: Introduction to the Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist Career Field – Combat Service Support, Ethics, Standards, Established Practices

As a veterinary food inspection specialist, you need an introduction to the context in which you will be working. The purpose of this subcourse is to provide some general knowledge that may be referred to in subsequent subcourses. There are lessons concerning the Veterinary Service as a whole, a look at the 91 Romeo career […]