Posts Tagged: Nursing

What is Informatics?

In the past, I taught Health and Nursing Informatics to graduate (Master’s and Doctoral) students. Many times the students came into the course with very little knowledge of what the course was about or the scope of practice within informatics. We often started the course with a question, “What is Informatics?”

The Science of Nursing

This picture made my day yesterday. Members of my team sent this to me and thought I would like it. They were right. Science is real and so is the Science of Nursing.

Caring for the Individual Patient and the Patient Population:   The need for both structured and unstructured data

    Earlier this week, I was a patient in need of my annual physical exam. Every time I visit a health care facility as a patient, I gain new perspectives on what I saw, how it made me feel, and identify the broader healthcare implications. I can say that the overall experience was quite… Read more

The Heart of Nursing

The practice of nursing is both an art and a science. Yet, the individual nurse providing care is also acting from the heart.   The Heart of Nursing manifests itself in a variety of ways. As nurses, we develop relationships with patients and their families. We learn about our patients’ own interests and preferences. We… Read more

The Nursing Care Economy

“All I want is a blanket.” This was what I thought to myself while lying on a stretcher in pain at 3 am in an Emergency Room (ER) last year. I looked around at the nurses, doctors, and technicians with hopes one would make eye contact with me and say, “Do you need something?” After… Read more