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Vol 10 No 2 – January 2012

Consumer Health Literacy in the Public Library

Photo of Christina Pryor

Christina Pryor, MLS
Reference Manager
St. Louis County Library

I came to St. Louis County Library just over a year ago as a Reference Librarian but prior to that I was a corporate medical Research Librarian. I had also worked at a medical publishing company and an academic medical practice. In all I had almost a decade of experience in the medical area but I assumed that was over when I moved to the public library setting. (more…)

Book Review: Internal Bleeding

Darell Schmick
Information Services Librarian
University of Missouri-Columbia

I had a chance to read Internal Bleeding: The Truth Behind America’s Terrifying Epidemic of Medical Mistakes. Penned by two physicians, the authors do a great job explaining the shortfalls present in the healthcare field, the errors that can arise from such shortfalls, and what actions the reader/patient can take to be better protected from medical errors. (more…)

Faith Community Nursing

– A Holistic Approach to Care

Parish Nurses Stained Glass Window Logo2011 marked the 25th year for the Westberg Parish Nurse Symposium. This annual event brought together faith community nurses (FCN)1 – also known as parish nurses, congressional nurses, health ministers, pastoral associates, parish care coordinators, church nurses, and health ministry nurses – from around the United States, to explore their roles in the integration of traditional nursing care with the spiritual and emotional needs of individuals. (more…)