Technological Competency as Caring in Nursing: A Model for Practice / Edition 1

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Nurses use and encounter technology in nearly every aspect of their profession. What does it mean to be technologically competent and caring as a nurse? How does technology support nursing work? How does it hinder nursing work? How can nurses care for their patients as technological advancements are introduced nearly every day? Technological Competency as Caring in Nursing: A Model for Practice provides insight and answers into how nurses can and must be both technologically competent and caring as they provide meaningful and essential nursing care. Locsins work is obviously guided by the question asked by thoughtful nurses everywhere: How can I satisfactorily reconcile the idea of competent use of technology with the idea of caring in nursing? The chapters in this book significantly embellish a practical understanding of the solution offered by the Locsin model, and indeed, enrich the practical value of all of the general theories of nursing that are grounded in caring. Savina O. Schoenhofer, RN, PhD Professor, Department of Graduate Nursing Alcorn State University, Natchez, Mississippi, USA, Technological competency as caring in nursing is a critical process of knowing persons wholeness. Dr. Locsins book explores, clarifies, and advances the conception of technological competency as caring in nursing. His book is essential to modeling a practice of nursing from the perspective of caring in nursing and a practical illumination of excellent nursing in a technological world.

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Reviewer: Vicki Ann Moss, DNSc, MS, BSN, RN (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
Description: In this book, caring is explored through the context of technological competence. The author states that this idea is fairly new and helps to answer the question posed by many nurses, "How can I be competent with technology and still care for the patient holistically?"
Purpose: The purpose is to explore how being technological competent and caring can co-exist.
Audience: The author does not identify an audience, but this book would be valuable for any practicing nurse as well as educators and administrators. The primary author has numerous publications on this topic, and the contributing authors, all nurses, appear to be highly qualified in their area of specialty.
Features: The book is divided into three parts. Part I describes the conceptualizations of technological competency, caring, and nursing including a pictorial model. Part II identifies practice issues inherent in the model of technological competence as caring in nursing. Part III contains practice descriptions of care situations in which technological competence as caring is used. The book concludes with biographical profiles of the contributing authors who come from the U.S. and Australia. It seeks to answer the following questions: What does it mean to be technologically competent? How does technology support or hinder nursing work? How can nurses care for their patients as technological advancements are introduced nearly every day?
Assessment: This book conveys a new way of looking at the concept of caring and its relationship to nursing. It is thought provoking in that caring as technological competency seems at first a foreign idea. However, since much of nursing practice involves technology, the author demonstrates that caring can be manifested in many ways.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930538122
  • Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Publication date: 3/1/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 229
  • Sales rank: 1,183,311
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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