Advancing Technology, Caring, And Nursing

Advancing Technology, Caring, And Nursing

by Rozzano C. Locsin
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865693005
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2001
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

ROZZANO C. LOCSIN is Associate Professor of the College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
IFoundational Concepts of Technology, Caring, and Nursing1
1A Framework for Caring in a Technologically Dependent Nursing Practice Environment3
2Technology and Historical Inquiry in Nursing12
3Pictures of Paradox: Technology, Nursing, and Human Science22
4Complex Culture and Technology: Toward a Global Caring Communitarian Ethics of Nursing41
5The Language of Nursing: A Technology of Caring53
6Technology, De-skilling, and Nurses: The Impact of the Technologically Changing Environment
IIPractice Issues: Outcomes of Caring in Nursing
7Outcomes of Caring in High-Technology Practice Environments79
8Practicing Nursing: Technological Competency as an Expression of Caring88
9On the Relationship between Technique and Dehumanization96
10Suffering and Growth in the Shadow of Machines: Nursing and the Iron Lung, 1928-1955106
11The Symbiosis of Technology and Caring: Nursing of Older Adults122
12Challenging Contemporary Practices in Critical Care Settings133
IIIApplication Issues: Technology and Caring in Nursing147
13Cloning the Clone: Marvel of Technology or Nursing Nightmare?149
14Technology in a Climate of Restructuring: Contradictions for Nursing161
15Demand Pull or Technology Push: Which Is Influencing Change in Nursing Care and Information Practice?170
16Exploring the Gender-Technology Relation in Nursing178
17Problem-Based Learning and Technology: A Caring Pedagogy in Nursing196
18Telehealth Nursing: Challenging Caring in Nursing208
Index225
About the Contributors231

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