Coproduction: when users define quality.


The core thesis of coproduction is that by leveraging professional and end user collaboration, patients can be supported to contribute more to the management of their own conditions. This is especially true when dealing with long-term conditions, where supporting the person to learn how best to reduce the burden of both illness and treatment is an undisputed good. The goal is to cocreate value.


Coproduction ..... involves a collaborative process, where an individual’s goals help determine the plan, as well as professionally set targets, guidelines or clinical recommendations. What might appear to be a subtle shift of power can lead to a profound difference in roles and approach. The clinician and patient work together to coassess the patient’s situation, paying attention to the impact of illness on the patient’s life and well-being.



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Comorbidities tool added to BMJ Best Practice

The new BMJ Best Practice Comorbidities tool supports the management of the whole patient by offering guidance on the treatment of acute conditions alongside pre existing comorbidities. Select from a range of common comorbidities to instantly generate a management plan tailored to the unique needs of your patient.


The Comorbidities tool is available in selected acute topics of the BMJ Best Practice website and app. Look out for the pink C+ symbol next to the Treatment Algorithm section within topics, and click on this to automatically launch the tool.    2 C 240



You can view a list of all acute topics featuring the tool from the blue Comorbidities icon on the website home page, or from the app home screen.



Available in website and the app.

PDF user guide.

Demo video



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Book of the month cover Sept 2020For Library Members, PsychiatryOnline offers free access to a featured book DURING the current MONTH from the APPI bookstore. 


By: Donald W. Black, M.D.

Published by: American Psychiatric Association

Disarming Racial Microaggressions: Microintervention Strategies for Targets, White Allies, and Bystanders.


Sue, D. W., Alsaidi, S., Awad, M. N., Glaeser, E., Calle, C. Z., & Mendez, N. (2019).  American Psychologist, 74(1), 128-142.

For too long, acceptance, silence, passivity, and inaction have been the predominant, albeit ineffective, strategies for coping with microaggressions. Inaction does nothing but support and proliferate biased perpetrator behaviors which occur at individual, institutional and societal levels.

This article introduces a new strategic framework developed for addressing microaggressions that moves beyond coping and survival to concrete action steps and dialogues that targets, allies, and bystanders can perform (microinterventions).


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serialscloseupThe Health Sciences Library regularly receives new issues of the print journals in our collection.

In the table below you can see the latest print journal issues that have arrived and are now available in the library for you to access. 



  Journal Title Vol Issue Month Date Year
1 Annals of Internal Medicine 173 (01) July 7th 2020
2 Annals of Internal Medicine 172 (12) June 16th 2020
3 BMJ: British Medical Journal (Academic edition) 6 (08) August   2020
4 Choice     August   2020
5 International Journal of Birth and Parent Education 7 (04) July   2020
6 International Journal of Birth and Parent Education   Suppl July   2020
7 JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association 324 (03) July 21st 2020
8 JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association 324 (04) July 28th 2020
9 Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 81 (03) May-June   2020
10 Lancet 396 (10246) July 25th-31st 2020
11 Lancet 396 (10245) July 18th-24th 2020
12 Lancet 395 (10243) July 4th-10th 2020
13 Leukemia and Lymphoma 61 (05-06) May-June   2020
14 New England Journal of Medicine : NEJM 383 (04) July 23rd 2020
15 New England Journal of Medicine : NEJM 383 (05) July 30th 2020
16 New England Journal of Medicine : NEJM 383 (02) July 9th 2020
17 Pediatrics 145 (02) February   2020
18 Pediatrics 146 (01) July   2020

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