Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge

Post your initial response to one of the two topics below.

Impementing Change

Topic 1

Change in our work and personal lives is often a stress inducing event. The goal of the change agent should be to mitigate stress as much as possible.

  • Share your experience with change, good or bad.
  • If it was “good” experience, what made it good? 
  • And if “bad” what made it bad? 
  • How to these experiences align with best practices in implementing change in an organization?

Topic 2

Your manager asks you to implement a new process in your unit. Knowing that an important first step in implementing change is to evaluate and document the current process, you tell your manager this but he or she says ‘there is not enough time to do this”.

  • How would you make the case to you manager that skipping this step may not provide the outcome that the manager is looking for in this new process?

 

In-text citations and References at the end of your posts and assignments

 

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Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge

In-text citations and References at the end of your posts and assignments

Class,

Only posting a reference at the end of a post/assignment doesn’t constitute as using a reference. The reference needs to be cited within the post/assignment (this is called an in-text citation) and at the end of the post/assignment to let the reader know what information is used from the source. Points will be deducted in both posts and assignments for APA errors.

 

TASK

Post your initial response to the topic below.

Relying on data

In order to make good decisions, data must be reliable. There are several conditions that need to be met—accurate, timely, and complete for reliable data.

  • Share an example of when you had to make a decision using data that were not accurate, timely, or complete.

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Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge

Are there areas in your practice that you believe should be more fully explored? The central aims of nursing informatics are to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom. This continuum represents the overarching structure of nursing informatics. In this Assignment, you develop a research question relevant to your practice area and relate how you would work through the progression from data to information, knowledge, and wisdom.

To prepare:

· Review the information in Figure 6–1 in Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge.

· Develop a clinical question related to your area of practice that you would like to explore.

· Consider what you currently know about this topic. What additional information would you need to answer the question?

· Using the continuum of data, information, knowledge, and wisdom, determine how you would go about researching your question.

o Explore the available databases in the Walden Library. Identify which of these databases you would use to find the information or data you need.

o Once you have identified useful databases, how would you go about finding the most relevant articles and information?

o Consider how you would extract the relevant information from the articles.

o How would you take the information and organize it in a way that was useful? How could you take the step from simply having useful knowledge to gaining wisdom?

Write a 3- to 4-page paper that addresses the following:

· Summarize the question you developed, and then relate how you would work through the four steps of the data, information, knowledge, wisdom continuum. Be specific.

o Identify the databases and search words you would use.

o Relate how you would take the information gleaned and turn it into useable knowledge.

· Can informatics be used to gain wisdom? Describe how you would progress from simply having useful knowledge to the wisdom to make decisions about the information you have found during your database search.

Your paper must also include a title page, an introduction, a summary, and a reference page.

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