Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Webinar: “Trends in the U.S. Health Care Landscape” with Ed O’Neil, PhD

Health care in the U.S. is a 2 trillion dollar industry making up 16% of the overall economy. There are a host of dynamic internal and external changes that are radically reshaping the health care environment and impacting consumers, providers, and institutions of care.

To accommodate schedules as best as possible, the webinar will be offered twice:
Thursday, March 20 & Friday, March 21st ~ from 12:00noon – 1:00pm ET.
To join the Webinars, please follow these instructions.
Approximately 10-15 minutes or so before the scheduled start time:

1) In your web browser, type in
2) In the upper right hand corner, where it reads Start or Join Meeting, click on “As a Participant”
3) In the next screen that appears, next to the phrase “Moderator’s Meeting Number” – enter the meeting number [ask or phone the Library Desk to obtain the number]
4) Then click on “Join Meeting as a Participant”
5) Once you do that, you can enter your name and then your telephone number to request to be dialed into the audio portion of the call.

Again, we strongly recommend you follow this process at least 10 minutes or so ahead of time, to allow time for troubleshooting if necessary. Additionally, once you click on “join meeting” a brief browser compatibility test will be launched automatically before you gain access to the meeting.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?

PBS Series on Health Disparities
The U.S. is one of the richest countries on earth yet ranks 29th globally in terms of life expectancy! This four hour series examines America's glaring socio-economic and racial inequalities in health to try to find the root causes. There appears to be much more behind this than bad habits, health care, or genetics!
Click on the title for more information and watch your local listings; airing will begin on PBS March 27, April 3, 7, and 10.

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Emerging Technologies in Nursing and Nursing Education

This slideshow by Patricia Anderson of the University of Michigan Health Sciences Library gives a brief introduction to emerging technologies and their application to nursing and nursing education; focusing on Web 2.0, social technologies, and Second Life.

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Thursday, March 06, 2008

The Nursing Theory Page

Need to get a handle on the various theories of nursing?
This website is a very concise online resource linking you to all the key nursing theories as well as teaching resources and games to help you learn them. Unfortunately, some links are broken or will redirect you as site was built in 2003.

Click on the title to check out this great resource from the
Hahn School of Nursing & Health Sciences ~
University of San Diego

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

APA Style Guide & Videos

Prof. M. Strahan and the Lydia M. Olsen Library at Northern Michigan University have created an excellent online resource guide including video demonstrations of the latest changes to APA style. Included in the guide are instructions for referencing the various information formats (even You Tube), how to create an annotated bibliography, and how to reference using an assigned DOI (Digital Object Identifier).

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