The National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Research Center, has a new resource guide for Information Sources on Ethics in Disaster Medicine and Public Health.
- Codes of Professional Conduct and Ethical Standards
- Ethical Considerations for Pandemic Influenza and Other Infectious Diseases
- Crisis (or Altered) Standards of Care
- Ethics, Disasters and Disabled and Vulnerable Populations
- Allocation of Scarce Resources and Triage
- Duty to Care, Willingness to Respond, Role Conflict and Role Abandonment
Access the guide: http://1.usa.gov/11c8Rhq
Edit: A recording is now available at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p43484502/
The NIH Native American Powwow Outreach Initiative allows the NIH to build and nurture positive relationships within the Native American communities. Specifically, this Initiative offers an excellent opportunity to distribute health information, while informing Native Americans about NIH as a biomedical health resource. It also allows for engagement of Native Americans in conversation, learning about specific health concerns and discussing potential employment at the NIH.
Come join us on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 1pm Pacific time (Noon Alaska, 2pm Mountain) during our free monthly webcast at http://webmeeting.nih.gov/rendezvous to learn more about this initiative from George Franklin, Information Technology Specialist, National Library of Medicine.
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Today the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) released several online tools to help users explore the wealth of health data found in their Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2010. IHME is a research institute at the University of Washington dedicated to independent and rigorous measurement and evaluation of global health data, with the goal of improving overall health by providing policymakers with data to improve decision making. This study, Read more »
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Noon – 1pm Pacific
Professionals in public health and primary care alike value disease prevention and health promotion, but often work disjointedly on these shared goals. Fortunately, momentum is building to integrate public health and primary care at local and national levels. Those involved in this effort have many examples of successful partnerships to guide them.
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Starting Monday, March 4, the National Library of Medicine will be inviting DOCLINE libraries to participate in a survey on interlibrary loan practices and needs of the health science libraries in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and Canada. This is your opportunity to help shape resource sharing programs of the future.
NLM initiated this survey to investigate the reasons for the declining use of DOCLINE and current practices of libraries regarding resource sharing. The number of ILL requests entered into DOCLINE has decreased 46% since 2002 while Loansome Doc requests declined 68% in that same period. Your response to this survey is very important and will help us to understand the resource sharing needs of librarians in the NN/LM and Canada, and how NLM can best meet those needs now and in the future. We look forward to your participation.
The survey has 30 questions that we estimate will take about 12 minutes to complete.
NLM will be sending the invitation email via SurveyMonkey to the address of each library’s ILL contact reported in their DOCLINE institution record. If the listed ILL contact has previously opted out of receiving emails from SurveyMonkey, or if you don’t receive your invitation, please contact DOCLINE at https://docline.gov/docline/help/contact_nlm/ask.cfm to receive a link to the survey.
Mitigation is an important part of the Disaster Management Cycle. Training opportunities throughout Washington State are available in 2013 through the Washington Emergency Management Division and FEMA. Courses include post-earthquake building inspection (ATC-20) in conjunction with a pre-earthquake building screening mitigation course (FEMA 154). New this year is a course (E-74) that focuses on non-structural mitigation. In addition, there is a similar non-structural mitigation course (P767) that is geared specifically toward the health care industry/hospitals. Read more »