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Vol 10 No 3 – March 2012

Refugee Health Resources

Image of a globe covered with flags of many nations.Research conducted over the past 25 years has shown a strong correlation between language barriers and poor quality health care. Language can affect the accuracy of patient histories, the ability to engage in treatment decision-making, poorer understanding of a medical diagnosis or treatment, under use of primary and preventative services, lower use and misuse of prescription medications, and a decreased level of patient trust.

Linguistically, the majority of the population in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NN/LM MCR) speaks English as their primary language. Spanish ranks second, German third, and French fourth. (more…)

Professional Development in Mindfulness:

Mindfulness in Clinical Practice, Education and Research

Emily Eresuma, Librarian
Primary Children’s Medical Center
Salt Lake City, Utah

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Breathe in, breathe out…breathe in, breathe out…where do you feel your breath the most? Through your nose, in your chest, or when your abdomen expands? Did you know when you practice yoga that is a form of practicing mindfulness? Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present, without judgment or distraction. (more…)

Downloadable E-books

Yes, we have them!

 Cover image - Cbrarian Extraordinaire  Cover Image - Humor and Information Literacy  Cover Image - The Secret of Teams Cover image - The Acciental Health Sciences Librarian Cover Image - How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian

For several years the NN/LM MCR has maintained a collection of more than 100 e-books focused on technology and library management topics. This year – we’ve increased our EBSCOHost (formerly NetLibrary) collection again by adding a few new titles: (more…)