Barriers to the use of the library service amongst clinical staff in an acute hospital setting: an evaluation

Gaynor Thomas, Hugh Preston

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Abstract

This article reports on research into the reasons why clinical staff in an acute hospital may be reluctant to use library services. The research was conducted by Gaynor Thomas at the Prince Philip Hospital in Llanelli in Wales as part of the dissertation she completed for an MSc in Economics. She graduated in July 2014 from Aberystwyth University and has co-written the article with Hugh Preston, her dissertation supervisor. The article summarises the key findings from the interviews undertaken as part of the research process and lists the resulting recommendations. Gaynor also highlights the initiatives which have been put in place with the express aim of removing barriers to use and encouraging clinical staff to make the most of the library which is, she argues, a time-saving resource.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-155
Number of pages6
JournalHealth Information and Libraries Journal
Volume33
Issue number2
Early online date11 May 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2016

Keywords

  • health information needs
  • health professions
  • libraries
  • hospital
  • qualitative research
  • dissertations
  • marketing

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