Archive for December, 2009

Four new e-books via R2

Friday, December 4th, 2009

New this week on  JEFFLINE via R2:


Aronoff, G. & Bennett, W. & Berns, J. & Brier, M. & Kasbekar, N. & Mueller, B. & Pasko, D. & Smoyer, W. (2007). Drug Prescribing in Renal Failure (5th). Philadelphia, PA; American College of Physicians.


Lerma, E. V. (2009). Current Diagnosis & Treatment Nephrology & Hypertension (1st). McGraw Hill.

nursingleadershipHogan, M. & Nickitas, D. (2009). Nursing Leadership and Management (1st). Pearson.


Bryant, P. & Pace, H. (2009). The Pharmacist’s Guide to Evidence Based Medicine for Clinical Decision Making (1st). Bethesda, MD; American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Books on interprofessional education

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

On the new bookshelf this week are a few titles on interprofessional education. Two volumes complete the library’s holdings of the three introductory titles in the Promoting Partnerships for Health Series.

barr_2005Effective Interprofessional Education: Argument, Assumption & Evidence
by Hugh Barr, Ivan Koppel, Scott Reeves, Marilyn Hammick, Della S. Freeth

Scott Library call number: W 18 E27 2005

“This volume presents a systematic review of interprofessional education in health and social care. This is accompanied by a wider-ranging critique of interprofessional education, grounded by experience, and informed by sources beyond the evaluations that qualified for inclusion in the review. Synthesising the evidence base for interprofessional education nevertheless remains central, with 353 studies surveyed in the first instance, from which 107 studies form the basis for the final analysis. “The book does much more than amass evidence. It revisits conventional wisdom; setting an agenda to help interested parties perform better by applying lessons learned, remedying weaknesses and renewing efforts to address unanswered questions. The first three chapters set the scene for the systematic review and its findings. The middle section of the book articulates the findings of the review. Finally, the closing chapters consider values and attitudes, theoretical perspectives and offer conclusions. “Arguments, assumptions and evidence in this publication are presented to inform policy making, programme planning, teaching and research.” [From the back cover]

freeth_2005Effective Interprofessional Education: Development, Delivery & Evaluation
by Della S. Freeth, Marilyn Hammick, Scott Reeves, Ivan Koppel, Hugh Barr

Scott Memorial Library call number: W 18 E273 2005

“This volume presents a practical guide to the development, application and evaluation of effective interprofessional education in health and social care. It is both a practice manual for those in hands-on roles and a reflective guide for those indirectly involved in professional education. The book provides clear advice on methods of establishing training and education programmes and evaluating their effectiveness, while simultaneously examining the relationship between initial application, ongoing maintenance and subsequent assessment. The authors expound multiple points of view that will generate individual thinking and approaches to both the practice and the estimation of interprofessional education schemes. “The book is divided into three sections: the first introduces the differing approaches to professional education and the rationale behind measuring their worth; the second part focuses on planning, development and delivery; the third part advises in a robust and pragmatic way on modes of measuring the efficacy of programmes. The interrelation of these topics is then examined to provide a synthesised perspective on the development, delivery and evaluation of interprofessional education.” [From the back cover]

royeen_2009Leadership in Interprofessional Health Education and Practice
by Charlotte Brasic Royeen, Gail M. Jensen, & Robin Ann Harvan

Scott Memorial Library call number: WA 18 L434 2009

“The changing landscape of health care continues to grow more diverse. As young health professionals move into clinical practice and face challenging health demands and increasing health care costs, they must be prepared to work in interprofessional teams despite a lack of experience in team-based skills. Leadership in Interprofessional Health Education and Practice represents a collective response to this problem from educators, clinicians, and community health leaders acting as a resource for interprofessional education and practice. Divided into five sections, this book includes the necessary information to encourage dialogue, debate, and action along with models for community engagement in interprofessional education needed to meet the health care needs for the present and the future.” [From the back cover]

Jefferson InterProfessional Education Center (JCIPE)
Online, there are new deposits in the Jefferson Digital Commons from Jefferson InterProfessional Education Center’s 2008 conference on InterProfessional Care for the 21st Century: Redefining Education.