Current Trends in Health Care
Why is it important for nurses to be aware of emerging and current technological trends in health care? Nurses should be informed regarding potential and newly developed technology as they or their patients may be introduced to these technologies in the course of their health care, whether in the form of treatment or participation in a clinical trial.
- Proactive knowledge of current trends enhances clinical judgment in the application of nursing process toward positive outcomes
- By reflecting awareness, the nurse can instill trust and confidence in patients
- Knowledge of current trends can assist the nurse in teaching patients what to expect
- Knowledge of current trends can also assist the nurse in answering questions from patients and family members
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