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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    As recent cases of bird flu in the US cause increased discussion of a vaccine, a related concern is that current methods for making a flu vaccine would require hen eggs.

    An article in NC Health News discusses this problem, comparing vaccination policies from the COVID pandemic to ways a potential bird flu vaccination could work.

    To learn more, check out the ADL's June 15 Highlighted Article:
    The chicken and egg problem of fighting another flu pandemic

    When physicians endorse healthcare treatments on social media, they can have significant impacts on patient decision-making.

    A recent JAMA research letter points out the ethical concerns this can create when physicians are paid for their social media endorsements.

    To learn more, check out the ADL's June 1 Highlighted Article:
    Industry Payments to Physicians Endorsing Drugs and Devices on a Social Media Platform

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