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Clinical Ethics

This guide is suggested for students of NUR8964 or those interested in clinical ethics or bioethics.


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 To access PubMed, start at the library homepage, click Databases A-Z, and choose PubMed.


  Here is a search for articles on ethical aspects of end of life care for patients with Alzheimer's Disease or dementia.

 1.  Type your search into the search box and click

            

                    Some details about this search:

     -- The connectors OR, AND must be typed in CAPS.
     -- alzheimer*  will retrieve Alzheimer, Alzheimer's, and Alzheimer's Disease.  Placing an asterisk(*) at the root of a word will retrieve all forms of the word. Another example: diabet*  -- This will retrieve diabetes, diabetic, and diabetics.
     -- Use parentheses for terms connected by OR:  (alzheimer* OR dementia).

    --  Use quotation marks for terms composed of more than one word: "end of life".

 2.  At your results page, use PubMed filters to focus your results to articles on bioethics published in English.

      --   On search results page, click Show additional filters

      --   Place a check next to Languages and Subjects and click SHOW.

     

           You will now see language and subject options in the list of filters.  If you do not see Bioethics under the  category Subjects, click MORE.  Select Bioethics and click SHOW.

                             

      Check off English and Bioethics.  Your results have now been filtered to bioethics articles on your topic published in English.

   


Locating full text of articles


1.  Click the article title.

 

 
2.  At the next screen, click Find it.


   3.  At the following screen look for the clickable ARTICLE link. This will retrieve the full text of the article.

 

If you see the message "Sorry, no holdings were found for this journal, " ...you can request the item from interlibrary loan by clicking "Use ILLiad...."

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Are you using RefWorks?

Store citations in your RefWorks account by clicking "Export to RefWorks."

     Want to learn more about RefWorks? Click

http://library.villanova.edu/Help?FAQs/Refworks

Also Team Leader, Nursing/Life Sciences

bquintil Barbara Quintiliano
Nursing/Life Sciences & Instructional Services Librarian
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova , PA , 19085
Room 225
610-519-5207



 


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