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Faculty needed for Toolkit Focus Groups

Faculty needed for Toolkit Focus Groups

The Health Sciences Libraries need assistance from faculty redeveloping the web model of our online toolkits. Examples of our toolkits: – Anesthesiology: http://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/anesthesiology  – Family Medicine: http://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/familymedicine – Pediatrics: http://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/pediatrics With the completion of a recent Health Sciences Libraries website usability study, it’s now time to revise the toolkit model. We are looking for faculty members to participate … Continue reading

New Canadian Guideline and App for Opioid Therapy and for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Approximately 15-19% of Canadians live with chronic, non-cancer pain, which is defined as pain that lasts for more than 3 months and that interferes with daily activities. In a new clinical practice guideline released this week, doctors are being advised to reduce their prescribing of opioid medication to patients with chronic non-cancer pain. Canadians are … Continue reading

Data management planning: Researcher workshop series

Data management planning: Researcher workshop series

Canada’s grant agencies (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) are now requiring that researchers submit data management plans and deposit their research data in an established publicly available archive or repository. Review the key components of data management plans as required by granting agencies and solutions for depositing your data. This session is part of the University of … Continue reading

Understanding review types: scoping reviews

Understanding review types: scoping reviews

Scoping reviews (also known as mapping reviews) are exploratory research projects that systematically map the literature on a topic by identifying key concepts, theories and sources of evidence that inform practice in the field. Main objectives of scoping reviews are to identify gaps in the current research and highlight areas that require further inquiry. They … Continue reading

JAMA features conflict of interest in latest issue

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) released a special issue this month on conflict of interest (COI). The issue includes articles about COI as it relates to research, publishing, public health schools, pharmaceutical detailing at Academic Medical Centers, education of medical students and continuing medical education. The JAMA Patient Page section features a … Continue reading

Life Story work helps people with dementia review past events and build a personal biography – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Life Story work helps people with dementia review past events and build a personal biography – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Due to problems with memory loss and communication, people with dementia often need help communicating important aspects of their identity – such as background, interests and who and what is important to them. Life Story work is an activity in which people with dementia gather together and review events in their past and build a … Continue reading