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Measuring mental workload in tasks that vary in complexity

Understanding and identifying individuals’ capabilities and limitations has always been a challenge within work contexts, but its importance cannot be underestimated. Humans are known for having a limited mental capacity, which means that they can only perform a finite set of tasks at any given period of time. Identifying these limitations is a key factor […]

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Documentation, information.., everywhere? Challenges and historical perspectives.

Quite often, information and documentation professionals feel in a difficult position, and their role in the professional landscape is subject of critics and continuous misinterpretations. Optimistic people consider that, as documents, data and information are spread everywhere, the role of information professionals is not subject of discussion, and that most of the organizations should consider […]

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Information overload in hospital doctors and pharmacists

I have recently completed a short study exploring the causes, impact and solutions to information overload in hospital doctors and pharmacists. This was completed with input from Dr Janet Harrison from CIM. I presented the study as my invited Key Note Address at the 19th Congress of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists in Barcelona on the 28th March […]

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