Compassion fatigue – Patient information and consent – from EAHIL 2014

Compassion fatigue: a content analysis of public postings in terms of information needs in healthcare contexts. Prevention, identification and support is an essential requirement for the many health professionals and carers who suffer emotionally from compassion fatigue leading to “burn out”. Librarians are urged to create portals and other information services to meet these needs and to consider content analysis of public postings such as as a non-intrusive method of assessing information needs. By I. Fourie & H.Fourie.

From patient information to patient consent in France and Europe, ethical and legal aspects, resources. It is generally accepted that patients should be fully informed with regard to the consequences of any therapy that they are being offered. In France, unlike most other countries, this information is now required by law. This raises a number of questions for both health practitioners and librarians if the information given is to be comprehensive and accurate. A leaflet is not enough; health practitioners need to be both knowledgeable and up to date with the condition. So librarians too need to be in a position to deliver both accurate clinical data with the legal, ethical and philosophical issues that may surround the particular intervention. By W. Utard-Wierick.

Jean Shaw, Phi.

I am able to forward specific queries to the authors if necessary


About jgreigshaw

I work with Partnerships in Health Information which promotes partnership between libraries in Africa and the UK with an emphasis in African leadership. I have visited Kenya, Mali, Uganda and Zambia though Phi has contacts in many more African countries.
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