JBI Evid Synth 2021 Sep 24. Epub 2021 Sep 24.
Kenneth Dike Library, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria Sir Albert Cook Library, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda University of Witwatersrand Health Science Library, Johannesburg, South Africa University of Malawi College of Medicine Library, Blantyre, Malawi Queen's University Library, Queens University, Kingston, ON, Canada School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada Queen's Collaboration for Health Care Quality: A JBI Centre of Excellence, Kingston, ON, Canada.
Objective: The objective of this systematic review is to explore perceptions, experiences, and attitudes of health care professionals in teaching hospitals, academic health science centers, and health care professional colleges regarding the role of librarians in fostering the production of evidence-based research.
Introduction: Evidence-based health practice entails the use of the best research evidence, combined with knowledge and information gained through professional expertise as a practicing clinician, and consideration of patients' concerns and preferences to make the best possible decision for the care provided to those patients. With their extensive skills in literature searching, librarians and other information professionals contribute to the process of evidence-based health practice by locating and retrieving the most relevant information for clinical practice. Read More