Tuesday, July 27, 2010

summer reading - e-books weigh less in your suitcase!

The Medical Library is delighted to announce that the Oxford Textbook of Medicine (5th edition) is now available as an e-book to all library users.
"The Oxford Textbook of Medicine is the foremost international textbook of medicine. Unrivalled in its coverage of the scientific aspects and clinical practice of internal medicine and its subspecialties, it is a fixture in the offices and wards of physicians around the world."
Use your
  • University RAVEN login or
  • your NHS ATHENS login or
  • the computers and wifi in the library with no password (or any university networked computer),
 to access access this core text  - http://otm.oxfordmedicine.com/

The addition of the OTM compliments
the existing wide range of e-books available:

Using NHS ATHENS, log in here and browse the titles available to you.
Titles include
  • Concept Mapping: A Critical-Thinking Approach to Care Planning
  • Dementia Nursing: A Guide to Practice
  • Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine
  • Oxford Handbook of Nurse Prescribing
  • Oxford Handbook of General Practice
  • Trauma: Emergency Resuscitation, Perioperative Anesthesia, Surgical Management
(remember, if you're a Clinical Student you can register for NHS ATHENS too)

Using the University computers and wifi in the Medical Library or RAVEN login if you're "off campus" then any books you find on Newton the library catalogue that have [electronic resource] after their title are just that - e-books.
Titles include:

Inside the Ethics Committee - podcast

 BBC Radio 4's Inside the Ethics Committee is back since last Tuesday - you can listen again or download to your MP3 player the last series and the more recent programmes.

Today's programme looked at "When should a seriously ill child have a say in their treatment?" and last weeks at "Should a man who believes his life-saving surgery is a conspiracy to kill him be forced?"

The programmes are produced in conjunction with the Open University and more information about the programme is available including a conversation with convenor of the Addenbrooke's Hospital clincal ethics forum, Rebekah Ley.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

"Equity and Excellence - Liberating the NHS"

With the publication of the White Paper "Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS"  there are several overviews which you might find useful:

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

CEBM: Resources & YouTube channel

The Oxford based Centre for Evidence Based Medicine have made a wide selection of powerpoints available from their website.
Titles include:
Did you know that CEBM also have a YouTube channel?
This is just one example of the content:
"A Clinical Introduction to a Pre-Clinical Course in Biostatistics" which features Professor David Sackett teaching first-year medical students

    Monday, July 05, 2010

    New Journals

    The following new journals are now stocked in the Medical Library:-

    Asian journal of endoscopic surgery
    Asia-Pacific psychiatry
    International health
    Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
    Journal of pharmaceutical health services research
    LUTS: lower urinary tract symptoms