Health Sciences

Encyclopedia of Health Communication

Description

From the dynamics of interpersonal communication between health professionals and clients to global command-and-control during public health emergencies that cross international borders, the field of health communication bridges many disciplines and involves efforts from the micro to the macro. It involves navigating personal, cultural, and political complexities and an ability to distill complex technical science into quickly and easily understood terms for ready distribution by the mass media--or to an individual patient or to the parent of an ailing child.

Despite an abundance of textbooks, specialized monographs, and academic handbooks, this is the first encyclopedic reference work in this area, covering the breadth of theory and research on health communication, as well as their practical application.

Features: Nearly 600 original articles are organized A-to-Z within a three-volume set to provide comprehensive coverage of this exciting field, including such topics as theories and research traditions; evaluation and assessment; cultural complexities; high risk and special populations; message design and campaigns; provider/patient interaction issues; media issues; and more.

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Encyclopedia
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41424
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Essential Evidence Plus

Alternative Titles
EE+
Description

Integrates information on 9,000 diagnoses into healthcare professionals' clinical workflows. This clinical tool, created by an international team of renowned medical experts, was developed for physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals on the front line of patient care.

EE+ features over 13,000 topics, guidelines, abstracts, tools, images, and summaries covering the most common conditions, diseases, and procedures clinicians come in contact with every day. Every recommendation carries a strength-of-evidence rating that accurately grades each recommendation's merit on the basis of all of the evidence available in the relevant literature.

In addition, EE+ links extensively to abstracts of Cochrane Systematic Reviews.
 

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Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40474
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Diversity in the Physician Workforce: Facts & Figures

Description

The 2014 edition of Diversity in the Physician Workforce: Facts & Figures marks the debut of an online, interactive report. This report provides a compendium of detailed statistical information on demographics and practice patterns of the physician workforce that graduated from U.S. MD-granting medical schools. The new web-based report gives you many new features, including interactive maps, tables, charts, ability to sort data and to download PDFs or raw data.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40235
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Trauma Image Database

Alternative Titles
Trauma.Org: Trauma Image Database
Description

Images are classified and searchable.  Freely available for educational use.  Images are directed towards healthcare professionals.

Content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5) license.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39654
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National Cancer Institute: Visuals Online

Alternative Titles
NCI Visuals Online
Description

Provides a range of photographs and illustrations that may help communicators of medical and public health convey meaning, describe concepts and tell stories. The collection spans everything from biomedical, science, and patient-care related illustrations and images to portraits of present and past directors and the staff of the National Cancer Institute.  Currently provides public access to 3,085 images.

Most of the images are in the public domain.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39652
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NTRL (National Technical Reports Library)

Alternative Titles
NTIS
National Technical Information Service
Description

The National Technical Information Service acquires, indexes, abstracts, and archives the largest collection of U.S. government-sponsored technical reports in existence. The National Technical Reports Library (NTRL) offers access to these authenticated government technical reports to libraries and technical information users. Find index entries for over 3 million titles, and find full-text access to over 800,000 titles in PDF format. Use digital-on-demand to request digitization of reports where full-text access is not currently available.

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Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39462
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Natural Medicines

Alternative Titles
Natural Standard
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database
Description

Provides clinically relevant, bottom-line-focused information and ratings on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies in evidence-based monographs. Includes in-depth evidence tables and comprehensive review of evidence sourced from both databases and expert resources.

  • Over 90,000+ entries for commercial dietary supplement products, including product data and ratings using the evidence-based NMBER® system.
  • Improved interaction checker featuring the ability to check interactions between prescription drugs and commercial dietary supplements and natural ingredients.
  • Pregnancy and lactation checker.
  • Improved drug-supplement interaction data including evidence-based interaction severity ratings.
  • Effectiveness Checker that enables quick comparison of the effectiveness of different natural medicines for specific condition.
  • Natural MedWatch that provides adverse event reporting at the point of care and allows you to quickly submit adverse event reports related to dietary supplements, print reports for patient charts, and data share with colleagues.

 

 

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Database
Coverage
Current edition
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39372
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NLM Mobile

Description

Access to the mobile versions of National Library of Medicine databases including MobileMedline Plus, PubMed for Handhelds, TOXNET, LactMed, Drug Information Portal, DailyMed, Embryo, Wireless System for Emergency Responders (WISER), NCBI Bookshelf, Radiation Even Medican Management (REMM), and AIDSinfo's PDA Tools.

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Subject Gateway
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33396
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History of Medicine

Special Collections Library
Hatcher Graduate Library
913 S. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
(734) 764-9377 (p)
A collection of medical works and artifacts from late antiquity through the 20th century
 
For scholars and students alike, there is no replacement for the ability to study rare and historic medical texts and artifacts directly.
 
The U-M Library’s History of Medicine Collection traces the evolution of medical knowledge and beliefs from the Greek fathers of medicine, through the the medieval and Renaissance periods, to the modern era. 
 
The collection is not only a valuable resource for identifying changes in the understanding of the human body, but also includes rare examples of early printing techniques and binding methods, along with exquisite artwork and illustrations, and texts that shed light on shifting cultural conceptions of health and healthy living. As a result, these holdings attract attention from a wide variety of academic disciplines.
 
“The collection has been used by those studying not just medicine per se, but those interested in books as artifacts, the history of art, even architecture — in antiquity, and again in the Renaissance, a perfect figure of the human body became the main source of proportion for the classical orders of architecture,” says curator Pablo Alvarez. “The collection also reveals aspects of social history and can help us understand how ideas about medicine were disseminated, and the impact that increasingly accessible medical knowledge and images of the human body had on culture.”
 
Spanning some 8,500 works, the collection is noteworthy for:
 
  • incunabula — books printed before 1501
  • early editions of medical classics and anatomy texts
  • one of the most complete collections on the history and development of homeopathy, much of which has been digitized
  • medical “fugitive sheets” — the Renaissance version of a pop-up book that allowed for the study of different layers of the body
  • a collection of magical amulets dating from 100-500 C.E.
  • Among the notable works is, for example, Andreas Vesalius’s first edition of De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem, published in 1543. Vesalius, who is considered the father of modern anatomy, made sure that his exhaustive knowledge of anatomy was presented in a luxurious book format. Indeed, profusely illustrated with detailed woodcuts by Jan Stephan van Calcar, an artist of Titian’s school, this work represents the shift toward the study of anatomy by means of the dissection and direct observation of the human body.
Recently, Alvarez introduced undergraduate students enrolled in an art history course to some of the collection materials. Together they explored connections between art and medicine on display in anatomical treatises from the 15th and 16th centuries.
 
“This is one of our most interdisciplinary collections,” says Alvarez. “And as the collection continues to grow, we will be reinforcing and encouraging links with other areas of study.”
Page maintained by Pablo Alvarez
Last modified: 12/01/2014

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