Identification of strategies for collaboration of medical librarians with family physicians in advancing the goals of the family physician program based on experts' viewpoints
Keywords:Collaboration Strategies, Family Physicians, Family Physician Program, Medical Librarians
Objectives: The present study was carried out with the aim of identifying ways of collaboration of medical librarians with family physicians in advancing the goals of the family physician program based on the views of experts.
Methods: This research was qualitative content analysis. The statistical population included experts in the fields of family physicians. Sampling method was targeted and in order to identify qualified people, snowball sampling was used as well. The data collection tool was semi-structured interview, and the researchers exploited thematic analysis in the data analysis. To determine the validity and reliability, the Lincoln and Guba method was used based on four criteria of credibility, transferability, conformability and dependability.
Results: Regarding the common areas of medical librarians and family physicians, four concepts were extracted including helping physicians in scientific and professional mastering, upgrading research methodology, upgrading information literacy, and the content of information resources for patient training. Moreover, 4 concepts were identified: appropriate policy-making, education suitability, participation in clinical research, and promotion of the quality of patient training in addition to 6 components of interaction strategies.
Conclusion: Strategies for the interaction of medical librarians with family physicians can become practical in areas such as proper policy-making, suitability of education, participation in clinical research, and the improvement of the quality of patient training.
2. Shiri M, Asgari H, Talebi M, Karamalian H, Rohani M, Narimani S. Educational needs assessment of family (general) physicians working in rural health centers of Esfahan districts in five domains. Iran J Med Educ. 2011;10:726â€“734 (Article in Persian).
3. Movahedi F, Ashrafi Rizi H, Sharif Moghadam H. Physiciansâ€™ perception about the role of clinical librarianship at Alzahra Medical Center. J Health Adm. 2014;16:71â€“81.
4. Habibi S, Farzi J, Lotfollahzadeh R. GPsâ€™ Information Seeking Behavior in Ardabil and Their Approach towards Electronic Sources. J Ardabil Univ Med Sci. 2008;8:136â€“141.
5. Rahimianfar AA, Hakimian R, Salimi T. Assessment of information seeking behavior of nurses in academic hospitals of Yazd. Health Inf Manage. 2014;10:706.
6. Papi A, Ghazavi R, Moradi S. The awareness and use of electronic information resources by physicians in educational hospitals. Health Inf Manage. 2015;11:712â€“727.
7. Ciarlo G, Liebl P, Zell J, Fessler J, Koester M, Ruetters D, et al. Information needs of oncologists, general practitioners and other professionals caring for patients with cancer. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2016;25:1015â€“23.
8. Traver M, Basagoiti I, Martinez-Millana A, Fernandez-Llatas C, Traver V. Experiences of a general practitioner in the daily practice about Digital Health Literacy. The real needs. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2016;2016:5644â€“5647.
9. Bryant SL. The information needs and information seeking behaviour of family doctors. Health Info Libr J. 2004;21:84â€“93.
10. Grol R, Grimshaw J. From best evidence to best practice: effective implementation of change in patientsâ€™ care. Lancet 2003;362:1225â€“1230.
11. Manavi S, Olyaee Manesh A, Yazdani S, Shams L, Nasiri T, Shirvani A, et al. Model for implementing evidence based health care system in Iran. Iran J Public Health. 2013;42:758â€“766.
12. Dawes M. Critically appraised topics and evidence-based medicine journals. Singapore Med J. 2005;46:442â€“448; quiz 449.
13. Shahrzadi L, Ashrafi-rizi H. Health information consulting: key role of medical librarians. J Med Educ Dev. 2016;9:1â€“4.
14. Hodhodinezhad N, Ashrafi-rizi H, Shahrzadi L, Soleymani M. Effect of using social marketing techniques on the knowledge and attitudes of students and faculty members of isfahan university of medical sciences to the
medical librarianship services. J Health Adm. 2016;19:31â€“42.
15. Hariri N. Principles and methods of qualitative research. Kerman: Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch of Tehran; 2016.
16. Sahapong S, Manmart L, Ayuvat D, Potisat S. A systematic review of the roles and competencies of medical information professionals(Mips) in evidence-based medicine in Thailand; 2006. p. 426â€“435.
17. Schuers M, Griffon N, Kerdelhue G, Foubert Q, Mercier A, Darmoni SJ. Behavior and attitudes of residents and general practitioners in searching for health information: from intention to practice. Int J Med Inform.
18. Ashrafi-Rizi H, Fateme Z, Khorasgani ZG, Kazempour Z, Imani ST. Barriers to research activities from the perspective of the students of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. Acta Inform Med. 2015;23:155â€“159.
19. Ashrafi-Rizi H, Najafi NS, Kazempour Z, Taheri B. Research self-efficacy among students of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. J Educ Health Promot. 2015;4:26.
20. Cedars BE, Cohen AJ, Fergus KB, Baradaran N, Ndoye M, Kamal P, et al. Qualitative analysis of the content found in online discussion boards for urethral stricture disease and urethroplasty. Urology 2019;130:155â€“161.
21. Farokhzadian J, Ahmadian L, Khajouei R, Mangolian Shahrbabaki P. Information literacy and training needs of nursing managers for evidence-based practice. Iran J Nurs. 2016;29:43â€“56.
22. Kalavani A, Kazerani M, Shekofteh M. Evaluation of SBMU residentsâ€™ knowledge and use of evidence-based medical databases and concepts. J Payavard Salamat 2018;12:34â€“43.
23. Ross J. Information literacy for evidence-based practice in perianesthesia nurses: readiness for evidence-based practice. J Perianesth Nurs. 2010;25:64â€“70.
24. Ashrafi-Rizi H, Zarmehr F, Bahrami S, Ghazavi-Khorasgani Z, Kazempour Z, Shahrzadi L. Study on research anxiety among faculty members of Isfahan university of medical sciences. Mater Sociomed. 2014;26:356â€“359.
25. Abu-Heija AA, Shatta M, Ajam M, Abu-Heija U, Imran N, Levine D. Quantitative readability assessment of the internal medicine online patient information on Annals.org. Cureus 2019;11:e4184.
26. Alfonso AR, DeMitchell-Rodriguez EM, Ramly EP, Noel DY, Levy-Lambert D, Wang MM, et al. Assessment of American cleft palate-craniofacial association-approved teamsâ€™ websites for patient-oriented content and
readability. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2019;56:1213â€“1219.
27. Yiu A, Ng KK, Lee VW, Bajorek BV. Evaluating the understandability and actionability of web-based education materials for patients taking non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants. Ther Innov Regul Sci.
28. Ashrafi-Rizi H, Shahrzadi L, Dehghani-Champiri Z. Identification of patientsâ€™ rights to benefit from consumer health information services: a Delphi study. J Educ Health Promot. 2019;8:102.
29. McGowan J, Hogg W, Zhong J, Zhao X. A cost-consequences analysis of a primary care librarian question and answering service. PloS One 2012;7:e33837.
30. Truccolo I. Providing patient information and education in practice: the role of the health librarian. Health Info Libr J. 2016;33:161â€“166.
31. Zhu Y, Ghajar M, Mitre E. SHARE: spreading health awareness with resources and education -- librariansâ€™ role in patient education, a case study. J Hosp Librariansh. 2016;16:319â€“327.
32. Sollenberger JF, Holloway RG Jr. The evolving role and value of libraries and librarians in health care. JAMA 2013;310:1231â€“1232.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2019 Journal of Contemporary Medical Sciences
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.