New 2011 MeSH Terms Include “Doulas”
Just over a year ago, I wrote Improving the Findability of Evidence & Literature on Doulas, and complained about the lack of a proper subject term for doulas in the MeSH vocabulary used in PubMed.*
I submitted the suggestion to add “doula” to the vocabulary, and some of you also submitted the term for addition to MeSH – at least one of you even received a rather rude reply to stop suggesting the term.
This *should* make it easier to identify literature about doulas in PubMed in the future. Thanks to everyone who suggested it! We can’t know, of course, whether our suggestions specifically influenced the addition, but I’m going to assume they did and thank you all anyway.😉
Some other new additions that caught my eye as potentially useful: Airway Management; Bleaching Agents; Bullying; Carbon footprint; Catheters; Counterfeit drugs; Drug-Seeking Behavior; Epigenomics; Exsanguination; Examination Tables; Food, Organic; Gestational Sac; Hair Bleaching Agents; Gynecological Examination; Lost to Follow-Up; Nasal Sprays; Pets; Recyling; Sex Reassignment Procedures; Sex Reassignment Surgery; Social Stigma; Watchful Waiting; Wireless Technology.
They also included Apathy. And “Confederate States of America” – I’m not sure what the need for that term was!