Nurse practitioners information needs and information seeking: Implications for practice and education

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Randolph "Randy" Rasch, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: This report is an exploratory study of the information needs and information seeking in a sample of nurse practitioners (NPs) approved to practice in North Carolina. A search and review of relevant literature revealed no studies on this topic. In this study, NPs report their most frequent information needs relate to drug therapy, diagnosis, and other therapy. Their most frequently used information resources are physicians, drug reference manuals, and textbooks. They most frequently confer with physicians on diagnosis and other therapy and other NPs on psychosocial issues.

Additional Information

Publication
Holistic Nursing Practice. 13(4):90-97
Language: English
Date: 1999
Keywords
information needs, information seeking, nurse practitioner