The Patient/Family Resource Center & Medical Library at the Baptist Health South Florida - Miami Cancer Institute MCI is seeking to cover the hardware costs of one minicomputer and one wireless mouse/keyboard. The items will be used with an existing, wall-mounted 60, television screen that can be used as a computer monitor. This equipment will improve the presentation experience for bibliographic instruction to cancer patients, their caretakers, and their 126s. Patients and family members in the MCI cancer support groups will be invited to the library, where I will conduct live tutorials on recognizing quality websites, an overview of the government and NLM recommended websites for health information, a demonstration of health-related databases in the Miami-Dade Public Library System, and the patient education databases in the BHSF Library Services System. Demonstrating how to access quality health information will empower our cancer patients to make knowledgeable decisions about their health on every step of their difficult journey. The equipment will also be used to show physicians, nurses, and allied health employees of MCI how to use PubMed, CINAHL, SCOPUS, ClinicalKey, and our other subscribed databases, and to find the research in the professional literature that will support their evidence-based practices. Monthly presentations will offer a 15-20 minute overview of one featured database each month. Promotional invitations will go out 2 weeks prior to each presentation for a targeted department. The databases will be featured in a rotation. Instruction on the professional literature databases will bridge the digital divide between our health professionals and the research information that they need.
Miami Cancer Institute - Baptist Health South Florida
Mary Pat Gage