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Digital age nursing: the reality

25 January 2024
Volume 33 · Issue 2

At a time that has been defined by rapid technological advancements, nursing finds itself at the crossroads of tradition and innovation. The integration of digital technologies into health care brings with it promises to revolutionise the nursing profession, but the question remains: are these promises turning into reality or are they mere fantasies yet to materialise? It is necessary to be critical of the extent to which digitalisation is reshaping nursing practice and the impact it has or can have on patient care.

During the pandemic, technology was an essential tool employed to strengthen communication between professionals and patients. The digital age has revolutionised the way that nurses provide care, manage data and collaborate with multidisciplinary teams. As these advances are incorporated into practice, it is essential to strike a balance between embracing innovation and preserving the fundamental essence of compassionate patient care. The technology, no matter how good, can never substitute the ability to perceive, understand, express and manage one's own and other people's emotions.

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