Thanks to funding from the SECU Foundation, Library Services has added a new, current collection of 200 eBooks to the AHEC Digital Library that will be accessible by all ADL members.

These eBooks provide clinical and research support along with evidence-based recommendations to equip providers with what they need to deliver care and successfully navigate changes in healthcare environments. The new resources include:

  • Clinical specialties, including nursing, healthcare management, trauma, and vaccine safety.
  • Health Equity topics such as cultural responsiveness, research equity, health justice, and community engagement.
  • COVID-19 titles related to infection control, epidemiology, public health preparedness, and pandemics.
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    As the health care workforce responds to COVID-19, they face challenges to both coping in the moment and ongoing mental health.

    To support this process, the AHEC Digital Library presents a collection of resources geared towards health care worker mental health during COVID-19.

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    Access to Up-to-Date will no longer be available through the ADL or UNC Campus on October 22, 2021. The AHEC Digital Library does provide access to another point of care clinical decision tool, Essential Evidence Plus.

    The COVID-19 pandemic's effects reach beyond the disease, affecting the mental health of many people.

    A recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation compares mental health and substance abuse symptoms from January 2019 and January 2021, discussing the marked increase in factors such as isolation and depression.

    To learn more, check out the ADL's October 15 Highlighted Article:
    The Implications of COVID-19 for Mental Health and Substance Use

    Or use these mental health resources about coping with the COVID-19 pandemic:
    Coping with Stress from COVID-19 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
    COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought much-needed attention to the workforce challenges of frontline essential health care workers.

    The September/October 2021 issue of the NC Medical Journal focuses on the many types of these workers, discussing issues such as nursing home caregivers, paid and unpaid caregiving work, possible policy solutions, and more.

    For an overview of the September/October issue, check out the ADL's October 1 Highlighted Article: Bridging Boundaries: Defining Frontline Essential Health Care Workers

    For links to all the articles in this journal issue, check out September/October 2021 Table of Contents: NC Medical Journal September/October 2021 Table of Contents: Bridging Health & Community

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