Synopses & Reviews
While the increase in lifesaving technology has extended both the length and quality of life for patients, critics have argued that health care professionals often read the technology rather than the patient. This critique strikes at the heart of nursing, which defines itself in terms of care for the whole person. Providing a comprehensive review of the issues surrounding the rapidly emerging field of technology, this collection describes how the nursing profession faces and deals with technological advances.
The complexities of technology intimately influence aspects of nursing in every setting, and directly challenge caring as the essence of nursing. The present collection gives practicing nurses, students of basic and advanced nursing, and other health care professionals an overview of the contemporary situation of technology in mainstream health care and how it impacts on the quality of that care.
This collection provides a comprehensive review of the issues surrounding the rapidly emerging field of technology, which nurses face both within the hospital and in the wider community. It challenges readers to rethink contemporary health care, globalization in health care, and health care dependency on technology, while arguing that there must be a harmonious coexistence of technology and caring in nursing.
Discusses the role of technology in nursing, and how it helps or hinders caring.
About the Author
ROZZANO C. LOCSIN is Associate Professor of the College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University.