Librarians collaborating to teach evidence-based practice: exploring partnerships with professional organizations
Keywords:Surveys and Questionnaires, Education, Evidence-Based Practice, Continuing Education, Continuing Nursing Education, Instruction, Librarians, Professional Nursing Organizations, Professional Healthcare Organizations, Interprofessional Relations
Objective: The study sought to determine if librarians are collaborating with nurses and professional nursing organizations to teach evidence-based practice (EBP) continuing education courses, workshop, classes, or other training activities.
Methods: A 15-question survey was sent to 1,845 members of the Medical Library Association through email.
Results: The survey was completed by 201 consenting respondents. Some respondents (37) reported having experience teaching continuing education in collaboration with professional health care organizations and 8 respondents, more specifically, reported having experience teaching EBP continuing education courses, workshops, classes, or other training activities in collaboration with professional nursing organizations.
Conclusions: The survey results suggest that librarians do not have a systematic approach as a community of practitioners to seek out collaboration opportunities with professional nursing organizations to teach EBP continuing education courses, workshops, classes, or other training activities.
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