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NEW! CINAHL Upgrade! CINAHL Plus with Full Text Now Available!
Our CINAHL subscription has recently been upgraded to the more comprehensive CINAHL Plus with Full-Text, which provides access to the literature in nursing and 17 allied health disciplines.
Expanded content includes:
Indexing for 4,995 journals, including virtually all English-language nursing journals and selected titles in biomedicine, consumer health and alternative therapies.
· Full-text for more than 760 journals
· Full-text coverage dating back to 1937
· Full-text for more than 275 books
· Full-text for 360 Research Instruments Records
· Full-text for more than 130 Evidence-Based Care Sheets (2 page PDF summaries of treatment care for many conditions, and includes the latest evidence, statistics, research and references).
· Full-text for almost 170 Quick Lessons (2 page PDF summaries for many diseases and conditions, including cause, clinical presentation, assessment, treatment, and references).
· Full-text for more than 160 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).
CINAHL Plus with Full-Text continues to index nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, audiovisuals, book chapters, and publications from the American Nurses’ Association and the National League for Nursing.
Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice
"The goal of this interprofessional learning is to prepare all health professions students for deliberatively working together with the common goal of building a safer and better patient-centered and community/population oriented U.S. health care system".
(Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: Report of an expert panel. Washington, D.C.: Interprofessional Education Collaborative, May 2011, p. 3).
Interprofessional Education: "When students from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes" (WHO 2010)
Interprofessional Collaborative Pracitce"When multiple health workers from different professional backgrounds work together with patients, families, carers, and communities to deliver the highest quality of care". (WHO, 2010)
Interprofessional Team-based Care: Care delivered by intentionally created, usually relatively small work groups in health care, who are recognized by others as well as by themselves as having a collective identity and shared responsibility for a patient or group of patients, e.g. rapid response team, palliative care team, primary care team, operating room team.
Beginning Your Research
Tackling a new topic?
If you need an overview of a topic or need to know the current state of research in a field, try looking for review articles. They identify historical and current trends in the research, imortant scholars in the field, foundational articles, major discoveries, areas for further exploration, and current controversies.
Many databases allow you to limit your search to include only review articles.
How do I find review articles?
Begin by searching PubMed. Enter your search terms in the search box. On the next screen click on "Review" to retrieve only review articles.
Search Web of Science, which indexes 11,000 high impact research journals. Enter your search terms in the search box. On the next screen, refine your search by selecting "Reviews" under the "Document Type" options.
Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: this report is inspired by a vision of interprofessional collaborative practice as key to the safe, high quality, accessible, patient-centered care desired by all. Sponsored by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative.
Educating for the Health Team: this report came out of the first IOM Conference in 1972 on "Interrelationships of Educational Programs for Health Professionals", where 120 leaders from allied health, dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy considered key questions at the forefront of contemporary national discussions about interprofessional education.