Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Nurses’ and midwives’ information behaviour: a review of literature from 1998 to 2014
Ebenezer, C. (2015). Nurses’ and midwives’ information behaviour: a review of literature from 1998 to 2014. New Library World, 116 (3/4), .
The findings part of the abstract says "Practitioners within nursing professions have a marked preference for interactive and human sources of information. They habitually associate information seeking with professional development rather than with clinical practice. Lack of time is the most frequently reported problem; also, they frequently lack confidence in searching and appraising the professional literature and in applying research in practice. Cultural factors may inhibit information seeking in the workplace, and access to appropriate information technology may be limited."
A priced publication, the abstract is here: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/NLW-07-2014-0085
Photo by Sheila Webber: taken in Second Life, January 2015.