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“Throughout history, nurses have been accepting of change and adapted to new ways of working. Despite this, nursing has a reputation of being obstructive to change, particularly around technology.
“Healthcare technology implementation is not always successful and we argue that this is because nurses and other frontline workers are not involved enough in the change process. Nurse leaders need to be actively involved in the debate over appropriate technology and resources.”
- Do nurses have a reputation for being “obstructive to change”?
- What technology and resources would help you improve patient care?
- Is emphasis on developing healthcare technology taking away from compassionate care?