Dear colleagues,

I want to develop the new service item on "patient education services" in
our medical library. We have not do such kind of work for the patients
before. We have a big number of various kinds of patients in our hospitals.
I want to set up our own database via access for them when they needed. I
also want to make some pamphlet for them. Then I would put them on our

Do you have any good experience on how to set up the database (i.e.,
especially the fields[items] you think I should put into each record in the
database.)  and good quality web-sites on patients education services for
me? If you can email or mail me some research articles on patients education
services, that will be great help.

I want to know when the libraries began to do such kind of work for patients
in the world and how many libraries began to do this kind of work now? I
want to know their experiences in doing this kind of work.

Thanks a lot.

Lin Yuan
Senior Librarian
West China University of Medical Sciences Library

Mailing add:

Ms Lin Yuan
Nan Yuan Dormitory of WCUMS
#19, 3rd Section, Ren-min-nan Road,
Chengdu, 610041
Sichuan Province

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