Family Resource Library
8th Floor, West Wing
The Patient and Family Resource Library is more than a library, it is a resource for our patients, f
amilies and the general public. Patient and Family Resource Library reflects patient-centered care philosophy. It is located on the eighth floor of the main hospital on the West Wing. The hours are Monday -Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.
Our library staff which is comprised of a Family Support Coordinator and trained volunteers is available to help you find answers to specific questions and use the computer-based search system. They can help you get information about your diagnosis, tests, treatments, medications, nutrition and how to navigate through the computers. (We offer over 200 books, including materials of more general interest-inspiration and other light reading magazines, plus DVDs. The library provides personal computers, Internet connection, meeting space, television, along side clinical information materials such as medical brochures.)
Patient education has always been an integral element of quality health care, "knowledge is power," and our library will play a significant role in the empowerment of education by offering monthly classes that are free.
The Patient and Family Resource Library Provides the Following Services
- Brochures and pamphlets on your disease
- Access to medical related web sites
- Information in different languages
- Information about services at Georgia Regents Health
- Seminars and lectures
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Resources Library
You will find materials on:
- Specific medical conditions and treatments
- Clinical research
- Stress management
- Controlling pain
- Complementary therapies/wellness
- Hospice care
The Resource Library offers access to fee databases. These may be used from PC's and MAC's at home of in the Resource Library. The Georgia Regents Health Medical Library offers award winning medical and health information and tools for health living.
Medline plus is a consumer health site that provides links to reputable websites on specific diseases and to prepared literature searches from the Medline database. Also featured are links to medical dictionaries, physicians and hospital directories, clearing houses, nonprofit organizations that offer information to consumers, and interactive tutorials.
CDC (Centers of Disease Control) and prevention is an online source for credible health information.
US food and Drug Administration is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. It is an online source for credible health information.
National Institutes of Health is one of the world's for most medical research centers. It is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.