Wisdom Versus Judgment


Readings are as follows:

McGonigle, D. & Mastrian, K. (2015). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Chapter 6: Overview of Nursing Informatics

American Nurses Association. (2008). Nursing informatics: Scope and standards of practice. Silver Spring, MD: Nursebooks.org.

International Medical Informatics Association-Nursing Informatics Workgroup (IMIA-NI). (2009). Definition. Retrieved from http://imianews.wordpress.com/2009/08/24/imia-ni-definition-of-nursing-informatics-updated


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The course outcomes guiding our discussion are to:
Define key terms in informatics, healthcare informatics, and nursing informatics. (PO 3)

Examine the defining characteristics of nursing informatics as a specialty.
Analyze foundational sciences.
Evaluate communication technologies for practice and education.

Discussion- Wisdom Versus Judgment (graded)

How does the concept of wisdom in nursing informatics compare to the concept of professional nursing judgment?

This week we will be discussing the concept of wisdom in nursing informatics and comparing wisdom to the concept of professional nursing judgment. Our focus is on the following key concepts listed under our first learning objective this week:

BE SURE THAT YOU FULLY ANSWER THIS TD QUESTION! TO FULLY AND CORRECTLY ANSWER IT YOU WILL NEED TO COMPARE THE TWO CONCEPTS (how are they the same, provide evidence from the literature) AND CONTRAST (how are they different, provide evidence from the literature). THEN DISCUSS THE CONCEPTS AND DRAW A CONCLUSION!

As you answer this question, refer to your textbook often because whether or not wisdom and judgment are the same or different may hinge on whether or not be measured. Imagine, how can wisdom and judgment be products of knowledge in informatics where everything is about data to improve clinical outcomes, clinical performance, and public health. Then ponder how wisdom and judgment can decrease health care costs.
This is a complex topic that will cause you to think more deeply about the role of the nurse in informatics and the NI specialty practice. Many students loose points in this thread due to disorganization so be sure you plan and outline your post well before you submit (it should be easy to read and understand by all participant

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