The shifting sands of nursing informatics education: from content to connectivity

HONEY, Michelle and PROCTER, Paula (2017). The shifting sands of nursing informatics education: from content to connectivity. In: MURPHY, Judy, GOOSSEN, William and WEBER, Patrick, (eds.) Forecasting informatics competencies for nurses in the future of connected health : Proceedings of the Nursing Informatics Post Conference 2016. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (232). Online, IOS Press, 31-40.

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This chapter considers the development of nurse education over the past 50 years and ventures a view towards 2020. A link will be made to the introduction of informatics to nursing curricula. It is clear when looking over the recent history of nurse education that it has moved from a medical model and content driven apprentice mode to that of a reflective agile professional mode where autonomous practice allows for collaboration in care and connectivity between health professionals. Parallel to these pedagogical changes are the introduction of informatics across healthcare, starting with computer skills and moving through information management to decision support. The chapter will conclude with some thoughts around the next possible steps forward for nursing informatics education.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Series ISSN: 0926-9630
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Health and Well-being > Department of Nursing and Midwifery
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Page Range: 31-40
Depositing User: Paula Procter
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2017 15:44
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 06:02

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