ERIC Number: ED167089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
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The Information Needs of Registered Nurses in Northeastern New York State (HSA V).
Strasser, Theresa C.
The information needs of registered nurses from all fields in a 17 county area of upstate New York were surveyed. Nurses expressed a significant need for improved information in new developments in their specializations, government regulations relating to health care, and other subjects. Sources of information most frequently used were colleagues, articles in newspapers and magazines, books, and papers in professional journals, in that order. Twenty-nine percent of the respondents were involved in professional education programs. Nursing educators tended to use all sources of information more often than did other nurses. Along with the most recently trained nurses, they made more significant use of certain library-related products and services. Non-hospital nurses indicated greater need for information than hospital nurses in most subject areas. Seminars, workshops and conferences, and video, slide, and tape programs were the most popular potential sources of information. Most nurses were willing to wait for a week for most of their information. Suggestions for publicizing library services include contributions to nursing literature and establishing communication with local nursing associations and educators. An investigation of access to resources is recommended as well as further research into the specific needs of health care practitioners. (Author/MBR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Albany Regional Medical Program, NY.
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Identifiers - Location: New York