CO3: Demonstrate effective verbal, written, and technological communication using legal and ethical standards for transferring knowledge using success resources provided to Chamberlain students. (PO3)

How do you use informatics (not technology) in your nursing practice? What ethical issues have arisen or might arise from use of informatics in professional nursing?

Professor’s post: Nursing has come a long way since the era of Florence Nightingale.  Everywhere we look we are surrounded by technology and informatics.  Every day we are learning new processes in the world of nursing informatics. Due to this we need to be prepared and ready for any changes to informatics in the future.  Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Nursing Initiative (2016) stated that the Nurse of the Future “uses informatics, and knowledge of the larger healthcare delivery system, to support and enhance patient care” (p. 27).  Along with this we need to make ourselves aware of the challenges we might face, such as ethical issues that may arise from the use of informatics.