Date

10-1-2006

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Libraries, Medical; Internet; Patient Education; Mental Health; Mental Disorders

Disciplines

Library and Information Science | Mental and Social Health

Abstract

With the Internet a prominent place for many Americans to turn when seeking health information, the importance of providing authoritative, reliable, quality-filtered resources is a tasl well-suited for professional medical librarians. This article outlines three steps librarians can take to locate, organize, develop and deliver quality e-mental health resources effectively for mental health professionals and their patients, including establishing partnerships, developing and delivering resources, and providing training and outreach.

Comments

This article was published in the Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 6(4), 2006, p. 55-62. Copyright is retained by The Haworth Press.

Keywords

e-mental health, internet resources, mental health information, library resources, library outreach, medical libraries, medical librarians

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