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A Glimpse of the Future

A Glimpse of the Future
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Author(s): Robyn Cook (Sidra Medical and Research Center, Qatar) and Jaime Bland (Sidra Medical and Research Center, Qatar)
Copyright: 2011
Pages: 15
Source title: Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing Informatics: Concepts and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Andrew Cashin (Southern Cross University, Australia) and Robyn Cook (Sidra Medical & Research Center, Qatar)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-034-1.ch018

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Abstract

In this the capstone chapter for the book a vision for the next 20 years is bought forward. The transformation of nursing is seen to take place in the context of continued debate related to focus and language of nursing and is supported by an informatics infrastructure and specialists. Web 2.0 technology is bought into practice and virtual worlds are grounds in which to learn and test practice. Point of care technology brings evidence to the bedside. This is a basic need in an era of personalised health care and real choice in healthcare.

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