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The Role of Librarians in Health Information Provision for Depression Reduction

Ilogho, Julie E. and Alao, A. A. and Adekeye, Olujide A and Gesinde, A. M. and Adeusi, Sussan O (2020) The Role of Librarians in Health Information Provision for Depression Reduction. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal). ISSN 1522-0222

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The paper examined the role of information provision by librarians for the healthcare of depressed and non-depressed people. The objectives examined include: identifying the factors causing depression, examination of various ways in which librarians support healthcare givers and care of the depressed people with useful information. A literature search was carried out using online databases and general google search (Sciencedirect, Scopus, Jstor and Google Scholar, Jstor and general google search). The paper concludes that provision of relevant, accurate and current information promotes greater awareness and understanding among the depressed and delivery of quality healthcare. The paper recommends that government should introduce policies that encourages healthcare organizations and institutions to build special library collections that will address the information needs of depressed and non-depressed employees. The active involvement of government is also key for the establishment of community libraries that will provide health information resources to the public members.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health information, Information provision, Librarian, Depression, Bibliotherapy, Information literacy, SDI, CAS, Information referrals
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: AKINWUMI
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2023 17:45
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2023 17:45

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