ERIC Number: ED024420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
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The Medical Librarian's Role in Diagnostic Judgment Processes.
A discussion of the diagnostic process and the medical librarian's potential role in that process is provided in this document. The author recommends that the medical librarian be an active member of the health team involved in diagnostic activities and that the librarian's role should be that of a consultant whose function is to bring together the physician and the literature. Topics covered in the document are: (1) Diagnosis: The "Medical Method", (2) System review and diagnostic problem, (3) Delegation of the diagnostic problems, (4) "Birthmarks" of the medical literature, (5) Pattern matching and the sequential model of diagnostic judgment, and (6) Medical librarian as a health worker. (CC)
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Health Personnel, Information Needs, Information Utilization, Librarians, Medical Evaluation, Medical Libraries, Physicians
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-178385, MF $.65, H.C. $3.00).
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Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH. Center for Documentation and Communication Research.