Jeanette de Richemond, MLIS, AHIP, is completing her doctoral dissertation on the concept of having "enough information" to make a clinical diagnosis. She has immersed herself in learning how doctors come to conclusions so that they can act to help patients. She hopes that what she learns about "enough information" can be applied in practice to improve the speed with which such needed information is distributed in many fields. She has been a journalist, a public relations consultant, and an expert medical researcher. She is also a mother and grandmother with dogs and cats and a husband to care for. In writing this book de Richemond used, and added to, a lifetime of knowledge on heart disease collected from various projects in which she has been involved: as a reporter for a newspaper, as a public relations consultant for many heart health care clients, and as an expert medical researcher for a nonprofit organization. Basic knowledge about the heart and heart disease is fairly well known by nurses and physicians but much less so by the general public. This is despite the multitude of pamphlets, books, journals, webpages, medical device information, drug information, heart treatment center outreach programs, and many other private, nonprofit, and governmental information sources. She learned much from these sources and hopes the reader will too through this book.
- About the Authors
Heart disease affects millions of people every year. The Medical Library Association Guide to Finding Out About Heart Disease organizes and offers evaluated print and online resources to help readers develop a collection or research specific medical options, incorporating important data and key concepts about risk factors and symptoms of heart disease. Each resource is annotated to provide librarians with essential information needed to determine if that resource is the right one to answer a given question. Readers and researchers can:
- Review heart disease reference interviews
- Explore the resources available on a specific condition
- Research resources for caregivers
With nearly 1,000 annotated entries, this is the most comprehensive book on heart disease resources available today.
"Contains a wealth of good information and will be extremely useful as a guide to finding reliable resources on heart disease."
— Reference Reviews