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Nurses and computers. An international perspective on nurses' requirements.

Bond, C. S., 2007. Nurses and computers. An international perspective on nurses' requirements. In: Kuhn, K.A., Warren, J.R. and Leong, T-Y, eds. Medinfo 2007. Amsterdam: IOS Press, 228 - 232 .

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This paper reports the findings from a Florence Nightingale Foundation Travel Scholarship undertaken by the author in the spring of 2006. The aim of the visit was to explore nurses' attitudes towards, and experiences of, using computers in their practice, and the requirements that they have to encourage, promote and support them in using ICT. Nurses were found to be using computers mainly for carrying out administrative tasks, such as updating records, rather than as information tools to support evidence based practice, or patient information needs. Nurses discussed the systems they used, the equipment provided, and their skills, or more often their lack of skills. The need for support was a frequent comment, most nurses feeling that it was essential that help was available at the point of need, and that it was provided by someone, preferably a nurse, who understood the work context. Three groups of nurses were identified. Engagers; Worried Willing and Resisters. The report concludes that pre-registration education has a responsibility to seek to ensure that newly qualified nurses enter practice as engagers.

Item Type:Book Section
ISBN:978-1-58603-774-1, 978-1-60750-266-1
Series Name: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:21927
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:06 May 2015 15:46
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:51


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