This paper asserts that nursing knowledge is fundamentally inseparable from the strategies and structures that represent it. Nursing informatics comprises a new disciplinary focus that results from a blend of nursing and informatics. The technologies of informatics, communications, computer science, decision science, human information processing, and knowledge engineering, provide critical care nurses with the support necessary for contemporary nursing practice. Informatics technologies enable nurses to communicate, process knowledge in new and more efficient ways, and better understand the nature of nursing thinking
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Special Articles| November 01 1992
On the Essential Integration of Nursing and Informatics
Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, FAAN;
From Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, Ohio.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1992) 3 (4): 797–803.
Patricia Flatley Brennan, Joyce J. Fitzpatrick; On the Essential Integration of Nursing and Informatics. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 November 1992; 3 (4): 797–803. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/15597768-1992-4008
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