Monday, May 11, 2009

Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice

Nursing informatics (NI) integrates nursing science, computer and information science, and cognitive science to manage, communicate, and expand the data, information, knowledge, and wisdom of nursing practice.
Nurses trained in NI support improved patient outcomes through their expertise in information processes, structures, and technologies, thus helping nurses and other care providers to create and record the evidence of their practice.

This updated edition emphasizes NI competencies and functional areas. Overall. it articulates the essentials of NI, its accountabilities and activities - the who, what, when, where, and how of its practice - for both NI specialists and generalists. Its standards are those by which all nurses practice NI, and reflect and specify practice priorities and perspectives. The book's discussion scope of NI practice - its characteristics, development and trends, education and training, its practice environments and settings, its general and specialized practice roles, and its ethical and conceptual roots - lends the context for optimal use of the standards.

While primarily for practicing nurses and nursing faculty and students, the book is also an essential source document for other health informatics, healthcare providers, researchers, and scholars, and those in funding, legal, policy, and regulatory activities.[Description provided by the publisher]


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