Chronic diseases - staying informed with library tools and resources
Chronic conditions are becoming increasingly common and are a priority for action in the health sector. Many Territorians with chronic conditions do not have a single, predominant condition, but rather they experience multimorbidity – the presence of 2 or more chronic conditions. Leading categories for burden of disease, include mental health, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease.
The library offers tools and resources that can assist in not only understanding chronic disease better but accessing the latest evidence on best practice in improving the clinical pathways and outcomes of patients.
Live chat service
The Library is trialling a live chat service to provide library users a faster and more convenient way to get in touch with us, in addition to email and phone support. Our live chat service is available from 8.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday to answer your questions or support you in using our resources. So, next time you visit our library website, let us help you find what you need!
Library services showcased at the HLA/HLi conference
This year's big event for Health Libraries was the joint Health Libraries Australia (HLA) / Health Libraries Inc (HLi) conference held in Melbourne in late October. The conference was held over two days and focused on evolving digital literacy, digital health and digital scholarship.
Our librarians A'Mhara McKey and Saara Kahkonen each presented at the conference, showcasing the library's evolving digital services.
NMEC afternoon tea at Alice Springs health library
An afternoon tea was held in the Alice Springs Health Library last month, with food and drinks kindly provided bythe Nursing & Midwifery Education Committee (NMEC). This was a great opportunity to showcase Library Services’ vast array of resources and services on offer, from assistance with literature searches, database training to how to join the library.
National Rural Health Month
Discover resources available to support you working remote. The Library’s here for you, wherever you are. Get research and study support, access the CARPA manuals online, learn about NT Aboriginal languages and more with our Rural and Remote Health guide.
Opportunities for clinical decision support targeting medication safety in remote primary care management of chronic kidney disease: a qualitative study in Northern Australia
Investigates the relationship between clinical workflows, health system priorities, cognitive tasks, and reasoning processes in the context of medicines used in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Tan MS, Patel BK, Roughead EE, Ward M, Reuter SE, Roberts G, Andrade AQ. J Telemed Telecare. 2023 Oct 11
Cochrane at 30: what our 30th year can tell us about the future
Celebrating Cochrane's 30 year anniversary with a collection of reviews that reflect the innovative ways in which Cochrane is achieving its mission in continuing to deliver the 'evidence that the world needs at this critical juncture for humanity'. The reviews featured in the collection tackle health inequality, global health and non-communicable diseases.
This discussion paper explores how technologies like artificial intelligence, tele-health and self-directed mobile apps can be better utilised, alongside face-to-face care, to bridge the gap between people needing mental health support and those able to access it.
NT Health Library Services acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout the Northern Territory and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
A YEAR IN REVIEW
Find out more about what we achieved together in 2022.