Alternative Health Resources for Librarians
Instructor: Candise Branum
Dates: Not currently scheduled
Credits: 0.75 CEUs
Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Integrative Medicine. Whole Medical Systems. What do these really mean? With the cost of healthcare sky-rocketing, hordes of underinsured people have begun seeking affordable healthcare outside of the western biomedical system. But how can we adequately help our patrons find reliable alternative health information if we don’t understand what alternative medicine is? This two-week boot camp into the world of alternative medicine will provide you with an understanding of various “alternative” treatments and the barriers to its research, arming you with the vocabulary to find reliable alternative health information.
Candise Branum is the College Librarian at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, where she started out as a grad school library assistant and is now the library director and a faculty member. She has worked as an organizer with Portland's Radical Reference, and is the current Reviews Editor with ALA's Social Responsibilities Round Table Newsletter. She has presented on issues relating to education, copyright, digital rights management, and the use of new technologies in the library setting.
This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.
Please contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount, or to be notified when it is next scheduled.